Pink/Green Bliss

bliss Acrylic on cradled panel board

30″ x 40″

I became intrigued with the image of the meditating face a few years ago, after inadvertently painting one. I’m fascinated in the face as an object, but even moreso in what the expression of peace might look like on a face, and what needs to happen behind the closed eyes in order to conjure that feeling.

I’ve been an on again / off again meditator for many years, and the first time one of these faces emerged in a painting, I was drawn into that state of the universal personality when it is most at ease.