Archive | April, 2014

Feeling stuck with my painting

Week before last, I’d been working on a bonsai-style tree painting, and it was not going the way I had envisioned at all. Many times I go with it when my painting does not evolve into what I had in mind, afterall the journey is an interesting ride. In many cases my painting turns out […]

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EquanimousSee(Sea) by Carole Watanabe

Artist Spotlight: Carole Watanabe

One of my intentions with this blog is to highlight fellow artists whose work is inspirational and beautiful. This might help you discover these artists as well and become fans. Today I want to introduce you to Sonoma County artist Carole Rae Watanabe. I love Carole’s use of vibrant color and the way she layers […]

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The waxing and waning lunar cycle.

Waxing and Waning Practice

The human condition is cyclical, as is everything in nature. Changing seasons, lunar phases, weather patterns – life is waxing and waning like waves. Our attitude and behavior is cyclical too; what gives you great energy today won’t get you fired up a year from now. Waning Meditation Spending quiet time in the mornings is […]

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Exploring Japanese Style Painting

I like to work within themes, painting similar subjects within that theme. So far I’ve painted lotus flowers, Namaste hands, and some flowers and leaves. The next theme I’m exploring is Japanese style painting, using subjects and calligraphy that somewhat resembles that cultural tradition. Why Japanese? As an outsider looking into this world, I am […]

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Welcome to my website makeover!

I’ve been quiet for awhile, and there’s a reason – Amy Tanathorn has been getting a website makeover and now it’s ready to show off! My site has been redone completely to make it possible to not only view my original paintings, but to BUY them as well. Yes, any one of these works you […]

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