Thursday, April 2, 2015

Inspirational Custom paintings are a blessing to both artist and collector alike!

You can purchase
your own custom painting here
Intuitive Inspirational Paintings.

During these last couple of years I have had the opportunity to paint several intuitive inspirational commissioned portraits of  angels, saints and deceased loved ones and it is always an honor for someone to request a custom painting of their loved one who has passed away. 

I take great care to honor their memory in the process with prayer and intention and Reiki energy too...


My pieces are intuitive and it is always an *artventure* but especially when I create goddesses, angels, saints and portraits of those who have passed over
(you can find more information here)

As with all custom work, one is a bit nervous (probably on both sides!) and anxious that ones vision and it's transfer of it to the canvas is one that is pleasing to the collector; however, I am happy to say that to date, all my commission paintings have been well loved and appreciated and so it is with great excitement and anticipation that I wait for the response once my custom art buyer sees their final piece....

 It is always so encouraging and affirming to read their responses to my artwork!

An example is the email I received just today from a first time collector who purchased a painting commission, a soul portrait honoring her young child who recently passed away. 


 It is always such an honor to do this, and especially in the memory of children. 

It is always *mirmagical* too...I paint with oodles of prayer and intention and it is amazing how I often feel a strong 'nudging' towards something- a type of flower, a color... ... 


I work intuitively- though sometimes buyers ask for true match for hair and eye color; this time, I was given carte blanche.

While I worked, I was nudged to start the face over again. over again. and again. and again. Usually drawing the face is the fastest part for me... not this time- over and over again I erased and back to it again.....
I had no idea what the child looked like- there were no requests from the collector, no color hair or eyes... 


I finished her a few weeks ago and mailed her to the collector without her seeing an image of the final product... 

Her email: 

                                      ________________________________________________
Claudia,

I went to____for a couple of days and my daughter and my husband received the painting....
It's so beautiful, sweet and peaceful...
My daughter asked me today if that was ____(sister who passed)

I can't stop looking at it all day long.
It IS JUST PERFECT!!!!

THANK U SO MUCH,
GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR ART WORK
                                      _______________________________________________

                    What a blessing to be honored to be able to work like this....!!
We are all able to access our intuition as we are each surrounded and guided by our own team of spiritual beings...  I believe that Angels help us to feel the God's Love Light Energy within ourselves,  they are there for us as messengers, protectors and healers; we call upon our angels for any and every thing...... our free choice and free will as humans prevents angels from interfering without our specific requests for their assistance, but all you have to do is ASK, they are *here* and *there* for you, for me!

Wishing you much Love & Light

Claudia

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Goddess Eirene Painting on Watercolor paper

Goddess Eirene 

Eirene is the Goddess of Peace and the patroness of wealth and prosperity and wealth, symbolized by the infant Ploutus (wealth).

She is Zeus' daughter and one of three Horae who together preside over matters of peace, order and justice...they ensure that only those with good hearts enter the gates to mount Olympus.

We are so glad she showed up as my first Goddess for 2015!




Here is a bit of the process....
I started with her eyes as I always do, then went on to the rest of the face.... at the drawing stage is where I most feel the hand of Source/God as I work intuitevely not knowing who the Goddess is, what she will look like.

I drew the wavy hair and soon knew she wanted a hoop earring... it was at that point that I began to see her personality come through.




Next, I added flowers and decided to make a blue head covering/shawl. I



I then began to color in some of the flowers, I am self taught with watercolors and I am aware that I utilize them similarily to oils... sometimes that is frustrating and I yearn for the time to take a "proper" watercolor class, but most of the time I am elated at having found a medium that I can take anywhere with me (even to bed, as you can see in the image above... my frog pj's peeking out from underneath the block of watercolor!)


t is always at different points in the piece that I feel it is time to find out who she is, sometimes early in the process- as it happened with this one- sometimes it is much later.

 I knew it was time to draw a card from our oracle deck when I was drawing the flowers, so I asked Sergio to find out who it was that I was painting by drawing the card which was for the Goddess Eirene.

The Goddess Eirene often is pictured holding 
the infant Ploutus (wealth), so I drew him in....



I felt like adding an ocean to the background, but I wasn't sure, and one evening Sergio said to me: "why don't you add the sea?"
*confirmation*



Here she is, finished.


She was painted on  cold press Arches watercolor paper, 12 x 16 in.

The original is on reserve, but you can purchase a reproduction on canvas or paper, several sizes are available and you can see them in our OlivosARTstudiostore and on etsy 
REPRODUCTIONS ON Stretched CANVAS

If you are not in the USA, please contact me for intl' shipping before you buy. Thanks!
$35.00 8x10 in./ 20.32 x 25.4 cm