View Full Version : Freedom to Worship

09-03-2010, 02:48 AM

This painting is done with oil, knife and airbrush. Reference pictures were several.

In the mornings, in Loas, Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka and even in some places in the States, and England (when the weather is warm), the Buddhist monks go out to receive the alms. They are not begging as many people assume, ones must ask them to stop so that ones could donate food by putting them in the bowls they carry. After the giving is done, they would pray for your health and generosity. The purpose is to let people learn how to give, and when ones do good things in the mornings, usually believe that the rest of the days should be good.:D:D:D

I tried to capture the monk who paddles because his temple is by a canal or river. It is a traditional way to do that if there are people along the canals or rivers, a monk will have the duty to go get alms. .In short wherever people are a monk is supposed to get there in order to give people a chance to do merit. :)

The young lady in my painting depicts her praying before giving alms to the coming monk. I painted her simply to practice my skill in painting an ear; it took me a long time to turn from a dirty ear to what you see. Still need more practice.:eek::eek:

Any comment and advice is truly appreciated.:)

09-03-2010, 05:06 AM
Theese might pass as two pictures, Jasmine, one a monk on the rivier and second the girl,praying.Light, airy compo, very pleasant. The ear looks fine to me... a bit large... but otherwise looking as an ear. I do not like to paint the ears at all...:-)

09-03-2010, 09:16 AM
A new interpretation of the four freedoms illustrated by Norman Rockwell I'd say. Very nice and delicate! Into this freedom there should be also the freedom to change faith and to have the same rights no matter what You belief, I would add, not a quite widespread universal principle this far, alas ...

09-03-2010, 10:17 AM
Beautiful work Jasmine.:):):):):)

09-03-2010, 12:50 PM
Very well done Jasmine. Fine job of creating the movement of the Buddist Priest paddling down the

09-03-2010, 05:34 PM
The message is clear; well executed with cool composition and Color!:)

09-03-2010, 10:52 PM
Hello Jasmin Jas does that same freedom apply to those who don't

belive????? as for ear's there so many type's there's no need to worry , I'm jealous of your water looks pefect congrats


09-04-2010, 05:18 AM
I agree with AT TA this would make two really strong paintings. The monk in the boat is the most delightful part to me and how you painted the water. The profile of the lady praying is also very beautiful.

09-04-2010, 08:41 AM
Jasmine, lovely painting, your express your art so well:):):)

09-04-2010, 08:50 PM
A wonderful, meaningful painting Jasmine:)

09-05-2010, 12:07 AM
Thanks to every one for looking and giving comments and advice.

AT-TA - It could be 2 paintings, but the story connection, IMO, would not be as complete. On the ear - I am doing more, thanks.:)

Caesar - I do believe that each individual has a right to believe but each also has responsibilities to respect other's belief also. All thru history, there were so many wars that inspired by religion, even today, some people are the criminals of the world simply because they are forcing other to believe what they interpret from religion scriptures. Sad. Thanks again for your comment.:)

Barn. - Thanks so much, the shadows and the paddling was quite difficult and I am glad that you feel I accomplishe it.:D

Wenkat - Thanks dear Wenkat.:)

Eighty + - Thanks my dear - freedom and responsibilities to respect other's belief will make this world a better place.:)

gzaireborn - I started painting the monk first, my first monk in my life too, I just felt that a person acting with respect would connect all things togehter. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment.:)

Pat - Sweet of you to say those kind words, they are the words we all need, thanks again.:)

Coops - My appreciations for the encouraging comment.

Happy painting to all.