Red Dawn ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎sandiego‬ ‪#‎LAarts‬ ‪#‎Losangeles‬ ‪#‎contemporaryart‬ ‪#‎abstractpainting‬ #interiordesign

The breaking of a new idea, a new illumination into ones conscious mind. The rising sun icon in my work represents the emergence of the spirit or soul from the sea of ego based desires and attachments toward an illuminated state of unconditional love and forgiveness.

Available – Jill Joy – Red Dawn – oil on canvas – 45x69x2.5 http://www.jilljoy.com/purchase/red-dawn-original-oil-painting-45x69x25-signed-giclee-prints

Red, magenta, orange and white abstract painting that references the sea and the sky as metaphors for universal consciousness. Serene, dynamic and powerful.

Available – Jill Joy – Red Dawn – oil on canvas – 45×69

The original oil painting is available. Giclee prints on canvas are stretched over 2″ deep stretcher bars with complementary color printed on the side (ready to hang). Prints are also available on archival cotton rag paper suitable for framing. All prints are hand signed by the artist.

Additional sizes and print media (plexiglass, aluminum, etc.) are available. For custom sized prints contact Jill.

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Small Works – I’m Only Sleeping #art

Many of you ask to be pointed in the direction of small, affordable work from the body of my collection. Here is one I love and have hung in my home until recently. Contact me at jill@jilljoy.com if you are interested in pricing.

Jill Joy - I'm only sleeping - mixed media on canvas - 20x20" - 2007

Jill Joy – I’m only sleeping – mixed media on canvas – 20×20″ – 2007

The title comes from the Beatles song and refers to the eastern spiritual idea that we are dreaming this reality. As I get older and develop myself spiritually, I get a sense of this more and more strongly, just as I get a sense of the blurring between my dream world and my waking life.

Dreams, I believe, are how our soul communicate to us. Well, it’s one of the ways. In choosing to pursue art full time, my soul’s calling, I have begun to feel I am living closer and closer to my soul with each passing day. Thus despite the discomforts of my new life, financial uncertainty, smaller cheaper housing, etc. I find myself if not happier, then more content or satisfied.

Brilliant Blue Day #art

Jill Joy - Brilliant Blue Day - enamel on aluminum - 41x33 - 2013 72dpi

Jill Joy – Brilliant Blue Day – enamel on aluminum – 41×33 – 2013

Another brilliant
Blue day
With You
Cool water
Shimmering turquoise
and black
Gulls trying to steal
Babies throwing sand
My cheek
on your warm
flat stomach
Heart beating
Emanating waves
Of Love for you
Rippling out
Merging
with the sunlight
On the water
Peace
at last.

© Jill Joy August 26, 2013

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

The Dark Fights The Light

(the light always wins)

Jill Joy - The Dark Fights The Light (the light always wins) - acrylic on canvas - 36x36" - 2008

Jill Joy – The Dark Fights The Light (the light always wins) – acrylic on canvas – 36×36″ – 2008

Art Show & Open House – La Jolla CA – Wed 7/10 – 5:30pm

Over 20 of my paintings will be featured on Wednesday night. Please come out if you can!6604 la Jolla Home and Art Show Art 71013 150 dpi

Black Square #art

Cheers to you! I hope you are enjoying this day. It’s absolutely beautiful here in San Diego and I’m feeling blessed to live here. This is a recently completed piece – Black Square. It’s a little baby piece, 10×10″, completed, in a sense, as an afterthought with some leftover paint I had from a larger canvas. The more I looked at it though, the more I liked it. (read on….)

Jill Joy - Black Square - oil on canvas - 10x10 - 2013

Jill Joy – Black Square – oil on canvas – 10×10″ – 2013 – Pricing contact jill@jilljoy.com

I sometimes think what I do instinctively, without too much thought, is turns out to be my best work.

On a related note, I had a discussion not too long ago with an art gallery owner about the significance of leaving blank canvas in my work.

I find myself doing this, again, instinctively. But upon reflection I realized the significance of the symbolism of blank canvas for me. It is my sense that we are each an energetic, emotional, mental experience happening on a broader blank screen, or for me blank canvas. Some sort of emptiness or open space which we touch upon occasionally and which usually, when we do, brings a sense of peace or connectedness. Stillness. I’m spiritual by nature so for me this open space represents some kind of universal consciousness, but I don’t feel the need to define it too specifically.

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