Zen Yellow

abstract painting in yellow and black by phoebe thomasson uk artist

Zen Yellow is the first in a series of paintings called One Hundred Paintings. I’ve set a mammoth task for myself which I needed to focus my energies on exploring limitation, boundaries and to see what happens. It’s always interesting to work with self-imposed limits and it’s not my usual style but I’m loving the process so far.

There is something about the simplicity of this one that really does it for me. I’ve been a wannabe minimalist for a while now but my life is a testament to clutter (all interesting!) so it’s almost a study or a meditation for me to understand the concept behind ‘less is more’. It’s living at the foot of our stairwell right now but is up for sale below if you’re interested in collecting art.

Zen Yellow

Zen Yellow is the start

The centre of everything

Pure radiance

corralled in bold defiance.

There is nothing undone

about the simplicity

of that moment which holds

only now.

I sit at the centre

undying unyielding to time

or memory’s pall

as Buddha sits

eternal on lotus

and moon seat.

I am that which

is the centre of

the Peace of the world.

Simplicity, elegant art

so rare in times

of abundance spilling over

into a thousand rooms.

I long simply to be

uncluttered,

and real

as a dew drop

upon spring lawn

reflecting the world

but not full with it.

Zen Yellow

contemplates

the emptiness

that is filled

with light.

5th April 2015

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a stylized leaf running with energy in the veins and on the side gold oak leaves are arranged in a line by phoebe thomasson uk artist

NEW SHOP NOW OPEN! Stunning Giclee Prints now available…

Well I’m buzzing! I’ve just opened my parcel roll delivered today from the printers and I have to say I am pleasantly gob-smacked by the beauty of my work in print….and I’m not just saying that because I’m biased! 😉

The printers have done a fantastic job and the paper is gorgeous. I chose a Bamboo fibre/Cotton mix because when possible, I like to be environmentally friendly, and Bamboo is a great new sustainable resource.

As a print medium it lends itself incredibly well to the original oil painting (I chose Shaman’s Oak Leaf) and it looks very similar to the real thing in its matte finish. It has an ethereal quality I’ve never seen in a print before and I might just have to get this one framed and for myself! But I digress…

a stylized leaf running with energy in the veins and on the side gold oak leaves are arranged in a line by phoebe thomasson uk artist
The mighty oak is representative of the strength that grows from humble beginnings.