Lizard King

Lizard King 17 signed croppedSearch for Jim Morrison paintings and mostly you will find crap. I felt it was time to share this with a larger visual audience. This one took many hours with multiple revisions. Tonight I have been listening to the remastered Doors CD ‘Strange Days’ through my Rotel amp and Mordaunt-Short speaker towers. Sounds Magnificent!

A recent visit to The Doors FB page shows over 15,000,000 ‘likes’. Amazing !

Jim Morrison was a very complex man: poet, singer, rock star, avatar of the revolution, drunk, lizard king, tortured, insightful, ecstatic, visionary, victim, god, hypnotic, human, sexual, violent, peaceful, humble, egotistical and many other things.

He was a chameleon, a living mirror of the times and after all these years we still project on him. What do you see?

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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.

Red Moon Six

Red Moon Six

Full Moon in Leo, sign of creativity, coming up in a few days.

‘Red Moon Six’ is a Spiritual Surrealist work that not only symbolizes the creative process, but is itself an ongoing process. The red lizard represents transformation, born from the moon goddess’s mind. Born in 2005, the painting continued to evolve with elements added and deleted over the ensuing years.

The beauty of working digital media is that one can save different versions of the same work, or completely change any or all elements at any time.

Forms created today may find infinite life on the Web. Art has truly slipped the bonds of time.

Red Magus

Red Magus

Another Spiritual Surrealist painting from The Saga of the Journeyer, who is creating swirls and spheres and circles of pure energy, while joy, wisdom, love, and peace arise from absolute no-thingness.

Twin Dragons

Twin Dragons

Twin Dragons Dancing with the Pearl of Truth. This started out as a coloured pencil drawing 10 years ago and I scanned it to work on colours and shapes with Corel Painter.

This is a metaphor for two enlightened beings playing with the ultimate truth. What is the truth? Look, look, it is that which is reading these words and seeing this picture. One thought of right or wrong, this or that, beautiful or ugly, and the pearl is gone.

Mt Kulshan (aka Mt Baker)

Mt Kulshan (aka Mt Baker)

Hike up trough thin air and open your singular eye to the vision of the Sacred Mountain Kulshan.
Pure Earth energy is clearing the mind and the body.

Energy or Zenergy is everywhere, but it is more powerfully felt near the great volcanic peaks of the west coast.

This is a Corel Painter altered photo, the result of a recent hike in the Mt Baker area 2 hours Southeast of Vancouver, BC.

These peaks were mostly renamed by European sailors and explorers but their Native names seem more appropriate:

Mt Shasta in Northern California….Shasta
Mt Hood in Oregon….Wy’East
Mt Rainier in Washington……Ti Swaq (new proposed Native name)
Mt. Adams = Pah Do
Mt. Baker = Kulshan
Mt. St. Helens = Suek

A Zen koan (Chinese Kung’an) to illustrate this painting:

A monk asked Shao Shan: “Is there any phrase which is neither right or wrong?” Shao Shan answered, “A piecs of white cloud does not show any ugliness.”

Thoth

I was researching Thoth, Egyptian god of wisdom, since I do Tarot readings using the Thoth deck. I came across this painting depicting Thoth blessing the Pharoah Seti. The original painting was full figure of both subjects, somewhat chipped and had suffered the ravages of time. I partially restored it, focusing on the heads of the two figures, bringing a more three dimensional quality to the picture and altering their faces a bit. Then I patterned a bit of white energy around Thoth’s arm to look a bit like lightning. I wanted to retain a certain aged look but also to show the two faces almost coming to life.