Tag Archive: digital art

Let the Carnival Begin

Let the Carnival Begin

After a long haitus I am returning to the circular art form. This one was created with three different programs. The pattern was created with CAD design, then the lines were transformed into raster objects with CorelDraw,, then the colours were selected and dropped in with Corel Painter. It was a pleasure to create this one, even though simpler in execution than some of my previous Geometric Mandalas. As always limited edition prints are available and can be shipped anywhere in the world. Thank you for visiting myartistego.


Awaken Six

This is one of many mandalas from the Ajalon show (see previous 2 posts). It symbolizes awakening to Pure Awareness or enlightenment in the Zen sense. The circular pattern was “hand” drawn using a CAD program, then the linework was enhanced with Corel Draw, then hand colored with Corel Painter 10. Who knows how many hours went into this one. Hundreds. A high definition digital copy on a CD for your monitor or a high resolution giclee print, any size, of this beautiful mandala can be ordered if you contact me through my website at http://www.artbyinglis.com Of course, the Inglis logo will be much reduced.

Indra’s Net

This has been one of those ever unfolding works although I feel it is near completion. What is Indra’s Net or Web? In Buddhist teaching, all things are interwoven or “interbeing” and each individual “thing” is supported by each other thing. In this painting we see humanity, symbolized by the two female figures, emerging from the Earth, our physical home. Our place in the Universe seen from a scientific perspective is that each one of us is a tiny human in a vast impersonal mechanical cosmos. Is that true? If you go outside in a clear night and look up at the Milky Way what do you actually experience? Are you a tiny “thing”? Or are you clear open capacity for all those stars? Check to see, don’t take my word for it. In some mysterious way we contain all. Zen calls it the One Mind which is No-mind. So in the painting, the two women are shown larger than the various earths, because each of us contains the whole. The background pattern represents the interconnectedness aspect. There are several Earths because we each have our own vision of reality. Which is correct? Mine or yours?

Indra's Net

Albayde Original

Here is the original face detail from the painting “Albayde” by Alexandre Cabanel. You can see the subtle changes in the nose, lips and eyes which I re-created in my own tribute version (previous post). My next post will feature a full version of the new painting. Stay tuned. Thanks for your interest in my work. Please visit my website, linked at the right.

Albayde by Cabanel


Who was Cleopatra and why are we so fascinated by her? Historians tell us she was not very spectacular looking but really who knows? She had two of the world’s most powerful men as lovers. There must have been something extraordinary about her. Perhaps it was her nobility. We moderns are always looking to reclaim our innate sense of nobility, our deep desire to feel that we are important and that our lives matter. We read books, go to movies, enjoy art depicting mythical and contemporary superheroes, kings and queens. We love this stuff, gobble it up. Why?
Karl Jung seemed on the right track when he said we all have archetypes within us that need to be acknowledged, perhaps to be tapped into, lived out as much as possible. We can’t really be super-beings and monarchs, but we can discover within us a part that is noble, spiritual, valuable, true and virtuous. It is our birthright.
Last spring I became fascinated with studying the birth charts of Vivien Leigh and Lawrence Olivier, their great, yet tragic, love life together and I watched some movies they made.
I wanted to portray nobility, beauty, “love”, sensuality in a portrait. All of these currents came together in this portrait of Vivien Leigh, based on a photo of her in the movie “Caesar and Cleopatra” with Claude Rains as Julius Caesar. A great movie it is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play of the same name.
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Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra

Vivien Leigh as Cleopatra