53: Magic View


“Magic View”
approximately 6″W x 9″H inches; mixed media on 140 lb archival watercolor paper
$27 Unframed

This painting was inspired by a photograph of Hannah Loaring of Further Bound (she’s a traveler, {awesome} writer and graphic designer) during her travel to Goa. The large tree caught me by surprise and I find myself itching to paint those branches circling gracefully towards the heaven. Majestic.

I asked her for a title suggestion and she said that the tiny path that leads to this spot starts behind one of her favorite restaurants in Goa called Magic View. Immediately I felt goosebumps all over because that title is just awesome. It suits the painting perfectly!

Nature to me is one of the best gifts from God. To be able to breathe clean air and just “get lost” in inspiration and reflection–nature heals. Imagine lying on the soft blanket under the shade of this beauty while closing your eyes to the sound of the gentle waves crashing beneath. So peaceful.

Starting and finishing a painting is an exhilarating experience. I learned time and again about myself and about painting every time I pick up the brush. I realized that if I have listened to self-doubt then I wouldn’t have continued on this creative journey. Instead realizing that these negative elements come naturally to me (and to all of us) I continue with my process and that is to keep going with the sketching, painting, creating and learning.

“Make good art” as Dr. Neil Gaiman advised.

PS* I am grateful for Hannah’s enthusiasm in allowing me to paint her photo. I actually have one more photo of hers that I would like to paint. Thank you so much Hannah for your support and encouragement! Continue to inspire us with your words and photos! :)

If you wish to buy or if you have any questions, please email me for details at lis[at]harmonythoughts[dot]com. This is open for local and international residents.

Note* 5% of the proceeds will benefit Project PEARLS.

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  1. Magnificent painting! You are blossoming well as a painter. Really shocked how this painting was started and finished. So much life into it. Definitely a must have.

  2. Elisa, I am so honoured and grateful that you have created this beautiful painting of my favourite little spot in Goa. It truly means the world, and I just love it!!!

  3. ann @ studiohyde July 29, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    A magical painting from a magical place :)

  4. I am so happy that you love it Hannah! It makes my day! My pleasure :)

  5. Thank you Ann for dropping by! I appreciate your kind words!

  6. Thank you dear. Your support means a lot :)

  7. Beautiful painting my dear; absolutely beautiful. Hannah, who is our site designer recommended visiting your site, and I am so glad you have discovered it. I will continue to check it.

  8. Thank you so much Kira for your thoughtful words. Your site is inspiring! :)

  9. Love this painting. Well done. Lots of texture in your tree and the journal just laying there waiting to be opened and worked on just pulls you in. Great work. Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Wow, love the tree. So graceful and such a beautiful setting. Wonderful!!

  11. Magical indeed… your artwork is gorgeous… mesmerizing…

    Jenny ?

  12. Not sure why but this painting has a life, the tree presiding and protgonizando the scene, but is not static but is about to kiss the ground, I like. Saludos

  13. Marvelous view. Would love to just sit there and meditate for a while. So nice the photographer let you paint this. Happy PPF xox

  14. what a wonderfully inspiring tree – I just love your spirit and artistry in portraying God’s gifts, as you say

  15. This is really gorgeous, thank you for sharing it with us! And Happy Paint Party Friday!

  16. What a beautiful tree! Yes, that would definitely be a wonderful spot to sit and enjoy nature. I like the light you captured, it’s so warm and inviting.

  17. confuzzledbooks August 5, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Love the way the tree came out!

  18. That is a fantastic tree. I love how you painted it. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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