Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Still Life in the Afternoon

Afternoon light. Time stands still. A bit tranquility in this chaotic world. 

"I'm slowing down the tune
I've never liked it fast
You wanna get there soon
I wanna get there last
It's not because I'm old
It's not the life I led
I always liked it slow
That's what my mamma said."

Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

Acrylic on linen. 12 x 12 in. 
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wind, Water, and All the Elements

Feeling the powerful wind, moist, heat, and light, all the elements in the phenomenal world - We tend to forget that we are part of nature. Actually, we are inseparable from it!

The wind blows,
The sun shines,
Kindness is everywhere.
Riding on the wind, we can turn the tide;
Yes we can do it!

Acrylic on canvas. 22 x 42 in. 
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Plain and Simple

Plain and simple, and spiritual. We are spiritual beings reside in this flesh and forms (for a little while). The journey will continue no matter what form we will be taking. The present moment is the saving grace.

The Dome. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 36 in.
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

A Moody Day

A chaotic day with powerful force and energy. The momentum is unstoppable. Let it come and let it go. Let it be itself. See clearly.

All These Forms

All these forms—appearance emptiness

Like a rainbow with its shining glow
In the reaches of appearance emptiness
Just let go and go where no mind goes

Every sound is sound and emptiness

Like the sound of an echo’s roll
In the reaches of sound and emptiness
Just let go and nowhere no mind goes

Every feeling is bliss and emptiness

Way beyond what words can show
In the reaches of bliss and emptiness
Just let go and go where no mind goes

All awareness—awareness emptiness

Way beyond what thought can know
In the reaches of appearance emptiness
Let awareness go—oh, where no mind goes

Songs of Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso

Acrylic on canvas. 22.5 x 22.5 in.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Flying Dragon

"The dragon is on its wings in flying in the sky - the great man rouses himself to his work."
From I Ching, the Book of Change.

Acrylic on canvas. 16 x 40 in.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Lily Pond - The Song of Spring No. 2

The song of the spring, the abundance of lives;
It bubbles up in the muddy pond, it is screaming: "I am here to live!"
The crowded little environment filled with energies and sounds.
Life and death, coming and going, keep happening.
After the rain, there are more bubbles of life coming into being!

So be there. For a little while. Hope a little longer......

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 52 in.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

After the Rain

After the rain the world is clean and fresh! The brush marks are dancing, and my mind is cooling and clam...

Delighting in Rain on a Spring Night
By Du Fu (杜甫)

A good rain knows its proper time;
It waits until the Spring moment.
It drifts in with the wind, slips in by night,
Its fine drops nourish everything, yet make no sound.
The paths between the fields are cloaked with dark clouds,
A river-skiff’s light is still burning.
When the day dawns, we’ll see splashes of wet red 
Flowers in Chengdu City, weighed down by the rain.

Acrylic on canvas. 23 x 54 in.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

The Song of Spring

The song of spring is like Mozart piano concerto No. 21 in C major. The birds are chirping, bees are dancing in the flower patches. Something is good. Something is worthy. Something is eternal...

Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 40 in.
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