Amazingly wise citation!

It’s too beautiful to let it unnoticed!

I know lots of people are kind of suspicious about self improvement and such… And, it is true that, like in any other field of activity, lots of  self improvment stuff is repetitive etc.  But this aphorisme cited by Deepak Chopra (one of my prefered authors in the field of, let’s say, self improvment – a label, no more ) is too beautiful and too important (and surprisingly old!) to let it pass unnoticed:

The Vedic sear says:

«I do not worry about the past and I’m not fearful of the future because my life is supremely concentrated in the present and the right response comes to me to every situation as it occurs.»

Wow! If you understand (with your heart & brain, in that order) only this in your life and still you can have a happy life!

(The watercolor sketch is just for the color… no big deal…)

30 minutes sketch

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Pasarea maiastra: the enchanted bird

Brancusi did a few sculptures – quite a few, in fact! – with birds and some with Pasari maiestre (in Romanian that means an enchanted, bewitched – or bewitching? – bird; a special, fantastic bird, anyhow…)

Here is a study for one I’ve recently finished… I am not totally happy about it but there are some things I like…

It’s an acrylic on board painting. It goes well with the fantascapes. In fact, it goes well with my bizarro-baroque stuff where you can find – I really don”t know why? – a lot of claws and beaks and, especially, a lot of eyes… That’s the way things are… to cite Kurt Vonnegut jr…

Another Fantascape

I’ve just finished 2 paintings – if you work enough each day (like 10-20 minutes) – you’ll get to finally finished one or two, once in a while… I have nothing more to say, for the moment. a painting should “talk” all by itself, I suppose…

Another fantascape: the turtle of the suicided

I really like this name: fantascape… I don’t know if miki or susan cornelis invented it but it’s a good one. Landscapes that are fantastical, imaginary, not real… Imaginary landscapes created as much by the hasards of paints and brush as they are created by the artist… I’m not sure, also, if the artist who invented the word would agree to my interpretation of it…

But them, the term is out there and the fate of a word is as uncertain and chance supporting as the fate of a person… The hasard and the necessity are ruling the world (even if one of those two is also called God)…

So, here it is : a small fantascape I finished recently, bending here and there some rules of composition and logic. In order to get away of the discipline and logic a fantascape is a great escape and escape sound also good and maybe the fantascape is about fantastic landscapes but also and escapism…

Copyright @ 2008 Dan Iordache, for the image and the text

My third fantscape: the golden hen…

Marvelous animals usually appear in my “fantascapes”… I do not know way…

It’s a paradox I could, for the moment, comprehend: when I start an “abstract” painting (no model or preconceived “plan” in mind) I usually end up with something figurative. And vice versa, I start with a model, something figurative, and end up, sometimes, with an almost abstract painting… Could be my congenital stubbornness, my indiscipline…

Anyway, here it is my third Fantascape. I hope Miki and Susan will see it someday adn tell me their opinions…

This is the golden Hen, “Pasarea maiastra” (Marvelous bird) from the Romanian folk fairy tales. It came to me naturally, insidiously, after repeated strata of painting…

My second fantascape

There isn’t much to comment about… I’ve tested some new acrylics, a Rich Gold from Kryla (Daler Rowney) and some other new (for me) colors, like the burnt orange… It’s just a form and color experiment and if somebody likes it, ok… if not, ok too…

Since 8-9 days, anyhow, the visits on all my blogs on WordPress dropped dramatically for no apparent reason… Vacation, maybe? suggested a friend. Well, maybe. I’ll continue to do my thing anyway. No better things to do anyway (Angelina Jolie being so bussy to procreate with Brad I couldn’t talk to her anymore…)

Fantascapes: my first green whale fantascape

Two exceptionally talented artists, Susan http://susancornelis.wordpress.com/ &

Miki http://mikiaboom.wordpress.com/ started a game. They did alternatively (or simulgtaneously?) published so called “fantascapes” (landscapes from other world, fantasy landscapes) on their blogs… They gave me the itch to play too… and since, sometimes, I do also landscapes which aren’t from this world, I asked them permission and VOILA! my first fantascape… One with a green whale… Don’t ask me why a whale and why a green one… There must be some freudian-shout explanation to that… Hope they (and you, whom read this) like it…