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Hotairgun on canvas; medium wax

It took me forever to get this painting to be ok.
Had to lay it down and pick it up again, over and over..
While working on it there was the strugle ( that is there more often..) between working from the soul and working from ego..
Ego has the; I can use my tools to create this the way i want it to be.. the soul tells me to let it be.. accept the flow.. clearly this struggle is not only present while i paint.. but the painting helps me to see and understand more.

Samsara in buddhism en hinduisme stands for the cylce of death and rebirth without a start and end, under the influence of illusion and karma and filled with agony.
The presence of the mentale states of desire, aversion and ignorance form an important aspect of the existence of Samsara. Music

Samsara is the world as we ordinary human beings experience it, and where the mental and emotional states of desire, irritation and confusion often get the best of us.

Samsara the Movie
“Samsara” is a spiritual love story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, in the Himalayas, about one man’s quest to find enlightenment. Tashi, a brilliant young disciple, is just completing three years of solitary meditation in a remote hermitage. Brought out of a deep trance, Tashi is taken back to his ancient monastery where he slowly recovers his strenght, but his return has unexpected results. Despite a life devoted to the rigors of spiritual development, he finds himself experiencing a suprisingly profound sexual awakening. These feelings coincide with his journey to a village to perform a harvest blessing where he meets Pema, a beautiful young woman. For the first time, Tashi begins to question the spiritual values of his monastic existence, realizing that one has to experience worldly existence in order to renounce it. Through Tashi’s eyes, this spiritual and moving love story chronicles one man’s discovery of the promise of “Samsara” – the world.

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Encaustic on canvas 20×30 cm Tools; iron, hotairgun.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures
“Henry Ward Beecher”

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  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterover 5 years ago

    love it excellent well done

  • thanks Alan ..

    – liesbeth

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous, absolutely Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

  • always a joy to see your name appear Sally..thanks ;) xx

    – liesbeth

  • aspectsoftmk
    aspectsoftmkover 5 years ago

    your painting is so very beautiful from the deepest of the sea (soul) to highest of the mountain tops in quest of more. so many spirits eyes…directional movement..and a peace that brings thoughts…many thoughts.;))
    ………….i am just looking and feeling. and learning. and loving. and for the teaching of samsara/nirvana ..of ego and echo..of time. you always inspire me to think and see more…and to listen..xx

  • as do you teach me ;)) i love to read your comments.. for i love your way of seeing the more.. it makes me see more as well ;) xx

    – liesbeth

  • Mystic Raven 9
    Mystic Raven 9over 5 years ago

    Oh Liesbeth!!! This is beautiful and so meaningful!! Yes…let it be…Your soul is powerful, it is your nature, and will guide you in the direction you need to be. I believe you have found it!!! You heal not only yourself through your gift, but others. I have always seen this and felt this in your work :)) Hugs xoxoxoxo

  • Your words mean a lot to me Shelly, for you have insight..maybe even more then you realise yourself.. hugs to you too xx

    – liesbeth

  • Martilena
    Martilenaover 5 years ago

    Oh yes… I can relate to this struggles….. but…. when is a painting OK? When is your life OK? etc etc etc….. My…. we think to much, where we should FEEL more and believe in (and accept) the directions we’re given….. Actually talking to myself now….lol…..
    Btw….. the painting is beautiful and very OK……:)))))

  • i smiled while reading this Ineke..glad i’m not the only one ;)))
    agree on the feeling and believing.. accepting .. could read trusting..but that’s where i have difficulties every now and then.. for in trusting that life is ok as it is..means the pain is part of that too.. and i still feel the opposite in this ;)) glad you let me be part of your ’talking to yourself" knuffel xx

    – liesbeth

  • Maria Louise Moore
    Maria Louise M...over 5 years ago

    I can certainly relate to the ‘ego/soul’ struggle! I love the light in this. In fact, as soon as I saw it I knew it had to be one of your paintings! Your soul shines right back at me as I look at it! Wonderful!

  • thank you for these kind words Maria.. you knew it was one of mine.. can’t help it but again you make me feel, geez… i love the part though where you say it shines back at you.. what you see is what you hold inside yourself ..;)))) that sure is wonderfull XXX

    – liesbeth

  • Tezz
    Tezzover 5 years ago

    Reaching the guiding light through the turmoil …..such turbulent energy and a wonderful painting Liesbeth…..and bottom left is Tashi…contemplating his future!!!
    (Did you put him there?)

  • thanks Tezz.. i had no idea so many could ‘feel’ this painting so well..
    As for your question..i didn’t put him there.. i noticed the two faces and knew now it was time to stop..had no idea who ‘he’ was..and was hoping someone else would notice…to get a name is more then i could ask for..;)) Thanks for that..

    – liesbeth

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2over 5 years ago

    Oh a beautiful image Liesbeth :)

  • thank you laura.. ;)

    – liesbeth

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormover 5 years ago

    As the circle continues the brush becomes the road and the paint but footsteps of memory! Outstanding soulwork my friend! Bravo!!!…)o(

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to write these meaningfull words..i’m glad you can feel this part of my soul xx

    – liesbeth

  • Jan Landers
    Jan Landersover 5 years ago

    you bring life to us in such a profound way, liesbeth….always inspiring me to think and feel and see and absorb…..this is perfect…..just perfect….so much to see here and experience…..your art touches deep…..always….

  • i am glad we seem to touch each other with our heARTfor you do the same Jan.. each time.. you truly make me feel part of ONE ..xx

    – liesbeth

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