This painting is really 4 in one. It’s 4 sections, one for each of the directions on a compass; North, South, East and West.
I’ve started this painting by with written descriptions for inspiration on the tone/style of each direction.
East – Direction of New Life – Formative
Element: Air., Colors: Pastels/ Yellow, Tarot: Swords, Other correspondences: A creativity, inspiration, clarity of vision, youth. The eagle is a common totem for the east.
South – Direction of Passion – Archetypal
Season: Summer, Element: Fire, Colors: Reds and oranges, Tarot: Wands, Other correspondences:sun gods and love goddesses, fierce, fiery animals such as the lion, passion, sensuality, regeneration
West – Direction of Intuition – Creative
Season: Autumn, Element: Water, Colors: Blues and purples, Tarot: Cups, Other correspondences: the otter or other watery creatures, dreams, intuition, emotions
North – Direction of Mystery – Manifest
Season: Winter, Element: Earth, Colors: Browns and black, Tarot: Pentacles, Other correspondences: the ancestors and spirits, the divine mystery, stability, crones, Shadow self learning – dark night of the soul
I’m getting ready for an art show in August. I’ve got a goal of bringing 20 ticket holders to the opening event. It’s sure to be a blast – with 20 artist from performance, music, and fashion/makeup. I would love everyone to check it out and support the venue!