I was trying to think of a good title for the page and Moby’s song is the only thing that came to mind…although this is sort of a play on the poem, “I am a constellation“. Let your mind play with those ideas. But essentially this is an image of a woman in a twisted position during yoga filled with a super nova and a heart at her center. You can see from this post and the last post that I had a few other ideas that I ultimately decided against.
I have gotten mixed reviews for this painting but all in all I like it. A friend of mine did the pose for me so I could model the painting off of her and it really transformed from the photo of her. Something that does not come across in this photo is the silver and the bronze paint. The definitions of the shapes are a bit more stark in person. You get the idea though.
Here’s the completed eagle arms. It’s the second in a series of what is now three yoga goddess poses. This one is mixed media, with painting and collage. The part that took the longest was the hair. I spent a long time cutting out the eyes of swimsuit super models and famous people and then glueing them down. I think it was worth it. Below I’ve posted a close up of the hair so you can see the detail.
Here is a mixed media version of downward facing dog. Should be up and hanging soon. Just have to figure out how I want to frame it. Sorry I couldn’t capture the colors better for the site.
I had to get some help on this project so I have to thank the people at Garden Gate and Yin Yang Yoga and my mom for their contributions. Couldn’t have done it without you. 🙂
I wanted to do something for Yin Yang Yoga and Wellness, where I work as a massage therapist. I’ve done a couple projects for them but this was focused on yoga. The woman in child’s pose is the first painting that I did. It is based on a picture of the owner of the yoga studio. After I did it she asked me to make cards so I made a couple more paintings so that I’d have a set. All the images are on sale at etsy now and possibly on amazon though I haven’t checked there. And of course Yin Yang sells them too.