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The last time I painted (other than on Photoshop) is the summer of 2008 while living at Choeng Mon Beach on the Island of Samui in Thailand. This is one of those paintings, the only one I brought back to the States when I returned in October that year.

The original is 50 cm x 50 cm and is currently pinned to our wall in the stairwell. I took it off its stretchers to pack it for the flight. It has a few creases but somehow they seem to enhance it where we have it hung. I prefer it on the diagonal and hang it that way.

I truly had to do quite a bit of experimentation in Photoshop preparing it for tonight’s late night loading (in 2010;-)). This version is close to a good colorization and presentation of the original. In making the adjustments I saw a number of very interesting color variations and may load some of these sometime in the future. ; – )))

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Comments

  • KazM
    KazMover 4 years ago

    Astounding Acrylic
    Dramatic Design
    Terrific Tale

  • Thank you for your supportive comment. Comments like this somehow buoy my spirit, and that’s one of the great aspects of being on the bubble! ; – )))))))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • As always it’s so rewarding to submit a work and have it accepted into this group!!!!!!!!!!!! ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Deborah Glasgow
    Deborah Glasgowover 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous, James!

  • Debora, Thanks for your absolutely wonderful comment… I don’t know why I delayed so long loading this painting, but ‘now’ seems like the right time for it! ; – ))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 4 years ago

    Nice and interesting painting, love the texture and the color:)

  • The colors, textures and patterns all came from the rich tropical plant and bug life that enthralls me when I’m in Thailand. The butterfly is because of a profusion of that variety that fluttered around me while I was working on this piece. There’s an inch worm (didn’t show up with spotted detail in the photo translation) that was inspired by a variety that was dropping down by threads from the trees above at that time of year. They had wonderful spots along their bodies. The center is inspired by the center of a variety of lotus blossom after the pedals fall off.
    Thanks for taking time to comment! ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Santamaria
    Santamariaover 4 years ago

    This is so wonderful James!! It perfectly expresses the layers of soul & spirt, and it’s unfolding like a flower. The colours too are perfetc for it – God is the colour of Spirit (higher than the soul) and violet is the ray of ceremonial magic and miracles

  • You always have such a gracious way to fold your compliments into a spiritual experience in their own right. xoxo
    ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • tulay cakir
    tulay cakirover 4 years ago

    creative!!

  • thanks for checking this out and leaving your comment.
    ; – )))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    This three-dimensional painting is fantastic … please do some more.

  • I’m always so impressed by YOUR ability to keep creating and loading new and wonderful work. I’m blown away, and really filled up, by just keeping up with my RB activity feed! lol
    ; – ))))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • free2btheo
    free2btheoover 4 years ago

    The flow of this is so nice. wow

  • thanks so much!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • MelDavies
    MelDaviesover 4 years ago

    Very nice, like this a lot

  • Thanks Mel… appreciation is a great spiritual cocktail!

    – James Lewis Hamilton

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 4 years ago

    Great job here!!!! So 3D!!!

  • Oh, if you could see original… or if a camera could capture the effects of acrylic transference paints… then you’d see even more dimensions of this work… like the dimension of movement as the lighting conditions and viewing angles change. Anyway, thanks for seeing it as it is here and commenting ; – )))))))))

    – James Lewis Hamilton

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