Carlos Santana

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The drawing is finally finished.

This drawing took a little longer than intended. Was busy with other parts of life besides the art.

Certain periods throughout the year I create more than other periods.

I enjoyed this color scheme. The colors used in this drawing are different compared to most of the drawings I have completed.

Always attempting to challenge myself more and more each drawing.

Each piece of art that is completed. Helps you challenge yourself.

Helping you become your greatest version. When creating you learn a lot about yourself.

Art helps you grow as a person. Art has helped me see the true value in life.

It is the little things that matter the most. Not the “success” or the “finish line.”

Without all the little steps there would be no “finish line.”

Art is the process of many little fragments of an image put together.

Life is similar to art. Life possesses infinite moments with infinite possibilities. All of these little moments help you become the “you” that we call “you” today.

Patience is key in life. If you believe in yourself, you can manifest anything your crazy mind desires.

Do not let others tell you what your reality is. Projection of the ego is usually nothing but ignorance.

Use nothing but love and tune into the higher frequency of your soul.

You create your own plan or you become a part of someone else’s plan.

Usually, you create your own frequency. The main focus is to stay within your own frequency.

Ignore the “Energy Vampires.”

Some people have nothing better to do than spread negativity.

Listen to your soul and intuition.

If you listen to thyself life will manifest itself into something beautiful.

What your mind is attracted to you should pursue.

If you enjoy who you are. Keep being who you are. Remember to never give up on thyself.

In the darkest times of life. These are the moments where you become your greatest version.

Life might not be butterflies and rainbows in everyone’s eyes.

Do not define yourself with your past.

What matters more than ever is the “now.”

This very moment holds infinite love and possibilities.

What has happened to you throughout your lifetime might possess a huge impact on thyself.

Negative or positive.

What matters the most is how something impacts you.

Not what happens to you. How you react to a situation matters more than ever.

React with negativity or react with positivity.

The future holds unlimited possibilities.

Become stronger than who you were yesterday.

Ignore creating yourself into a victim of this life.

Change the perception in your mind and possibly life will manifest into something beautiful.

All you have to do is believe within thyself and anything is possible.

If you never believe in yourself there will be nothing to believe in.

The way you deal your energy into this world will impact thyself as well as the others around you.

The energy has to transcend to another source.

More positivity will be manifested into this universe or more negativity will be manifested into this universe.

The wisest decision in a moment of “negativity.” Is to turn the negative energy into positive energy. Instead of creating more negativity on top of the negativity you just received.

Life is a battle of the energies.

The Ying and the yang.

Do not let the pain blind you.

Pain is your best friend.

When in pain you learn about life and expand the mind.

Your consciousness grows when you learn how to deal with the emotions of life.

Everything is a balance in the end.

As I leave you to observe the drawing.

Here are a few quotes I would like to share by Carlos Santana. I relate to what he says within each quote. I am sure many other individuals will as well.

-“My dad’s a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity – intuition and compassion and tenderness – and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.”

– “The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.”

-“Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. They are not in the present, and the present is where everything begins.”

-“I’m laughing because I know the secret of life. And the secret of life is that I have validated my existence. I know that I am worth more than my house, my bank account, or any physical thing.”

-“My job in this life is to give people spiritual ecstasy through music. In my concerts, people cry, laugh, dance. If they climaxed spiritually, I did my job. I did it decently and honestly.”

-“Most people don’t have that willingness to break bad habits. They have a lot of excuses and they talk like victims.”

-“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”

-“One day there will be no borders, no boundaries, no flags and no countries and the only passport will be the heart.”

-“Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.”

There are many more quotes I could post that I can relate to. I will stop before I get too carried away.

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Multi Dimensional Cactus landscape.

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Here is the final and complete painting. I had a lot of fun creating this one.

The feel with paint is a lot different than colored pencils. More child like and less weight on the paper. More free you can say.

When thinking about popular or well known art pieces usually they are paintings. I think I know why, it makes sense in my mind. The canvas cost quite a lot. paint is expensive. Paintings just seem to value more in general. That could be why. Looking at paintings up close is very interesting. you can see every stroke and emotion put into the canvas.

With a drawing you can’t really see where the person started or the strokes, but still as interesting. Don’t get me wrong.

I wish I could paint more after making this, in the painting mood now. Only if I could not care and paint on canvas after canvas. I’ll start painting on things besides canvas, it’s a thought hahaha.

This is a painting of a few cacti, in a field. If you look closely at all the details and colors, using your imagination. You can create a solid picture. I will not tell you what I have painted in the background. That’s for you to create within your mind. What would the purpose of art be if you were given the answer every time.

The guesses for this painting were all over the place Like usual. A few people had a very intricate description of what they saw. On the previous posts. Very good eyes you have, artists see alike.

Your assignment is to look at this painting and create whatever picture you want in your mind.

If you don’t see a cactus at all or anything else. That’s okay, all I ask for is for you to enjoy my work.

If all you happen to see is a bunch of crumpled up colors so be it. Anything is possible. like I always say, my art is neither correct or incorrect. It’s whatever the viewer imagines.

I can say everything I want, but it won’t matter in the end. because you won’t see what I see. You only see what you see. We’ll all see different colors, shapes and figures.

Goodluck.

 

An array of colors.

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Right here seemed to be a good spot to stop and take a picture.

There’s just enough left to paint where I think I’ll have it done next time I post. Not going to rush this, as normal. Taking my time.

With the style I have, the figures and shapes might be difficult to make up. That’s where your imagination kicks in and you stand back and take a look for yourself.

What do you see? The way I paint this isn’t really correct or incorrect, not sure how to explain it. Thinking everyone will understand.

Look closely at the colors and think of objects that happen to be those colors. After that the colors turn into solid shapes. Creating the picture you see in front of your eyes.

But then again, if I draw something not its original color. You’ll never know. The ideas and answers can go on forever. Find one that fits best with you, and stick with it.

The colors and shapes are different for all of us. It’s just how you interpret the picture.

I could explain every little detail in this painting, but if I were to do that it would take a century.

There’s no answer in art, so don’t look for one. Paint as you please and the picture will start making itself in the moment. Be anxiety free and breath. Eveything will be okay in the end.

At times I feel like I’m racing myself to finish the painting, but when I think of an answer, there’s none. Put this into perspective. The moment you create the picture, is the same moment you completed the picture. All moments are the same. So in reality there’s no rush it’s all created in the imagination. To confuse the mind is quite easy, be careful.

Just relax and paint, out of rushing and greed. I’ll ruin the true potential of each piece I make. To never show what I truly have hidden within me.

Enjoy the picture how you please, use that imagination of yours and start bending it around in all different positions.

 

Paint added to the canvas.

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When I applied the first stroke of paint to the canvas, I was feeling iffy on how this will turn out.

Like I said before It has been around 1.5-2 years. Haven’t painted something since I’ve been in high school. Don’t have random canvases and paints laying everywhere. I wish I did, maybe one day.

For art being such an expensive subject. Materials can be costly. Which is very ironic in a way, the starving artist saying. No money, but still somehow can afford expensive art supplies over food.

Never really understood why art materials cost so much, but then again, it makes total sense in the end.

Whenever making art I try my best to apply the rule of no anxiety and just Create. I can’t have a second voice in my mind while painting. The painting just needs to be painted without second and third guessing.

Paint, breath and hope for the best outcome. Never give up, but don’t put too much work into your work. Just the perfect amount where you can go at a constant jog and feel comfortable.

Saying that, here I continue painting this and the future will give us an answer.

As of right now I’m feeling decent about where I’m at. It takes a while of filling in the colors and pieces till everything makes sense. using the style I use under certain moments my eyes get very strained with all the lines and colors.

When that happens, I have to take a moment to breath and realize everything is okay. To paint under pressure isn’t to even paint at all, but similar to forcing a job/duty that you don’t even enjoy. Destoying the purpose of true art.

Use love when creating art not tension and anxiety.

As of right now, what do you see in the image above?

Thank you everyone, have a great evening!