Colors Influence Your Mood

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Feel like changing your frame of mind for the better? Buy a colorful painting.

I am not kidding ūüôā There are tons of articles in the Internet talking about how color influence our mood.

Think about it. How does the thought of opening a yellow umbrella on a rainy day makes you feel? Uplifting, isn’t it?

Besides, haven’t we all used phrases like “feeling blue” or “green with envy” to express our emotions and “white lie” or “golden opportunity” to express action?

This is testimony how powerful color is.  So, go ahead, fill your life with color and make your day brighter.

Adding the Finishing Touches

 

How do I know when a painting is done?

Well, for me is all about feeling. As I go through the motions of applying each color, little by little layers are built on top of each other, revealing the work of art.

In other words, the harmony created by motion and color speaks to my heart letting me know to put down the brush.

The picture above shows part of a big painting measuring 50 x 100 inches.

By the way, you may also follow me on Instagram at art_by_awapara

Painting: Under the Blue Light

It took me a while to finish this piece, but it is finally here.

It’s funny how each piece takes its own course. This one took a while, and lots of changes. I took so many pictures that I was able to create a video, with all these frames.

Below is a wonderful poem written by Wendell A Brown, one of my dear friend of the web-sphere. You should go check his blog. He wrote it specially for this post. His words are a blessing to the world. Many thanks Wendell!


There was a certain air of confidence every where
The moment I began to feel his eyes embrace
I knew that this would be a fantastic piece
As I felt the soothing energy alive within his face
 
There actually was a surprisingly shy moment
Where he let his guard down allowing me to see
That though his image seemed so very perfect
I begin to feel a genuine and selfless humanity
 
One would see this painting when its finished
They would surmise that it showed so much more
But in the moments which  the creative spirit flowed
There was really one thing he let me know for sure
 
That He only agreed to sit down and let me paint him
Understanding within me there was a genuine real need
To capture this side of his truly gentle  wonderful spirit
Because he saw he could not hide his truth from me
 
That through the  gorgeous smile and handsome looks
I could see the true charade played with others each day
And he wanted to finally end his daily ruse with  life
Letting his seemingly perfect self slip so very far away.

Painting: Gabriel

Making the video was harder than I thought.

I did a test run on Saturday, but it came out terrible. During painting, I forgot about the camera and step right in front of it many times. I have to figure out a way to do it. Maybe, it only works on small pieces.

In the mean time, here is a piece I did on Sunday. It has a story behind it. I started it three years ago, but for whatever reason I never finished it. Well, yesterday something told me to bring it out and try one more time and this is the result.

I am happy about the outcome, so I asked the art director if I could showcase the painting on the upcoming exhibition, being that it has the same color scheme as my other paintings… she approved and said she loved it… Yay!!!

So, from flowers to flamingos to this!

I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful rest of the day!

PS. painting is 30 x 40, acrylic on canvas ūüėÄ