Glimpse of Reality #art

This is a painting from a year that I did a lot of exploring, 2010.  A friend of mine owns it now. It’s called Golden Reality or Glimpse of Reality. I’ve never been sure which. It’s based on an idea I took away from reading Autobiography of a Yogi.

Jill Joy - Glimpse of Reality - mixed media on canvas -12x9" - 2010 Private Collection

Jill Joy – Glimpse of Reality – mixed media on canvas -12×9″ – 2010 Private Collection

The idea is that if we could truly see the spiritual reality instead of our mundane temporal one, everything would be cast in a golden light. A fantasy maybe, but sometimes I feel I get a glimpse. It’s gold leaf over oil paint.

Growth #art #poetry

Jill Joy - Growth - oil on canvas - 60x48" -2013

Jill Joy – Growth – oil on canvas – 60×48″ -2013 – Available

Change is upon me
The opening
of a closed heart
Blue green
(and) bursting

Restoring
my capacity
to love

Change is upon me
The opening
of a closed heart
Blue green
(and) bursting

Deepening
my understanding
of love

© Jill Joy 2013

Forgiveness – Art & Poetry

Jill Joy - Forgiveness - oil on canvas - 60x72 -2013

Jill Joy – Forgiveness – oil on canvas – 60×72″ – 2013 – Price on Request

It’s time
I think
I feel
to stop hating on my father
to forgive
the ways
he could not love me

It’s time
I think
I feel
to put this burden down
to accept
his limitations
renounce
any judgment
I have against myself
for the way
he treated me

It’s time
I think
I feel
to take back my power
my self esteem
to be whole
and not in need

© Jill Joy – Feb 2013

Jill Joy with Forgiveness - oil on canvas - 60x72 -2013

Jill Joy with Forgiveness – oil on canvas – 60×72″ -2013      Photo: Maggie Kam