Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Stuff


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Well this one is for Adebanji's Moleskins and his theme is Homelessness / Poverty.
I've been thinking about this book for months and I like painting faces so I've been taking pictures of different people I see around my city (San Diego) wanting to get one that represent what I hoped to portray.
But it seems that something else was in the works for me.
A few days ago this picture jumped at me walking downtown with Tiffany. I thought it was striking as it was making this homeless stuff so in your face with the lights and shadows.
So I've been thinking about it and it seem as we all consider Our stuff to be very important, yet we will not be able to take it with us when we die and most of our children do not like our stuff so they will sell it as soon as we're gone to get their stuff. So, I guess this reminder is for me, to take my stuff with a light heart and be ready to give it away to those that might need it more than me, after all it's only STUFF.
God doesn't bless us to increase our standard of living.
God blesses us to increase our standard of giving.
He gives us money to check our hearts. If you love money you will use people. If you love people you will use money.

10 comments:

Art with Liz said...

A beautiful painting and absolutely wonderful sentiments. I've also just done a painting of a homeless man!

AutumnLeaves said...

Such wise words, Dominique. I love the painting, especially knowing your thoughts behind the piece. Gorgeous composition and beautiful light!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

I love the light in this piece.
Great painting D.

Carol Horzempa said...

Love your colors and composition, it really draws your in. Very interesting comment about "stuff" and so true!

Steven S. Walker said...

I'm a sucker for bold shadows..well done. Also..you're right, it's only stuff in the end.

dominique eichi said...

Art with Liz,
Thanks for this comment. Homelessness has been on the rise and I am glad we are making so paintings about it. (Love yours)

AutumnLeaves,
Thanks your stop here are always so welcomed.

Irit,
Thanks for the stop here. Can't wait to see your next one.

Carol,
I appreciate this comment coming from you.

Steven,
You honor me with your comment and be a follower , thank you.

Marian Fortunati said...

Wonderful sentiments...
The mood in this painting is really powerful!!

dominique eichi said...

Marian Fortunati,
Thank you , I was happy to see this scene in Downtown San Diego for it was so dramatic and knew this was the piece I wanted to paint for his book.

suzanne cabrera said...

Wow...such wise words. Definitely something I want to ponder more. The painting is beautiful. Such an excellent representation of light.

Joe's blog said...

Very good. I like it.