I had the honor of painting these beautiful girls for a friend of mine, Laura.
My second commission ever. Not an easy thing for most artists to do. The level of caring about the likeness goes up so high that it’s easy to lose the quality of the image. Ther’es a sweet spot between letting go and having control.
When I started painting, I would follow a voice that would come forth from a spirit on the other side asking me to see them. I had no idea what I was doing, I would just paint, in time I understood that I could use channeling from nonphysical energy to guide my work. I remember distinctly that this spirit was eager to be seen and released. While I still use this method in some of my work, I am so much more aware of what is happening and far more particular of who and what I channel.
oil on canvas
6 x 4′
by Ruth Chase