Essence portraits are a unique dance with spirit. They are painted with acrylic paint on Strathmore watercolor paper (unframed). As with my oil paintings, I am drawn towards light, but with essence portraits, it is the light of spirit that
speaks to me.
I think that with each one I paint, I am more consumed by spirit. With all of them, there has been a slight physical resemblance to the physical form...some more than others. Also, very often, hair and eyes change. Blue eyes want to be brown and brown eyes want to be blue. Hair is the other thing. Short hair can be long...or the head may be hooded. Hair color likes to change color too.
When I do an essence portrait, I focus and meditate on the photo. I usually like to carry this energy around with me for a little while. When I still my mind, I start to see flashes of images.
It is so amazing how it works. Once I start painting, I try to keep my brain out of it and just paint.
Throughout the painting process, I also get psychic messages. These are like little stories of what your essence is. I like to write a little on the back when I am done. If I get a lot of symbolism with an essence, I may type up the response. I try not
to listen too much to the story while I am painting because I can get easily side tracked. It is kind of like taking a journey.
When I start writing, my brain can play. Sometimes, I get so much information, I have to slow down and condense the meaning. It is like, I am opening the door, but the true essence is within you...and what the painting means to you. I can only
hope that you can relate to what you see when I am done.
I love the connection I have with spirit in painting these and so I present these at a very reasonable rate. I charge $40 for a single image (one person) or $60 for a couple. Shipping and handling is extra if applicable. It only takes an
image emailed to me to start the process. If you are curious and/or want a truly unique portrait, please contact me
via my website, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to your spirit dance.