Another Sneak Peek at new Painting

“You are invited to live more consciously, to get off auto pilot and cruise control. To try new things to find out who you really are in this moment and time.”

— James Hollis, Ph.D.

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Another Sneak Peek at new Painting

I have been working on this every morning and more on the weekends.  It is such a slow process, as I tweak this and fine tune that.  I am so very pleased with this painting.  I have a growing affection for the whole process.  It’s a shame I have to keep going to my day job.  I could happily create in my studio all day.

This is the same little peek I showed you here.  It’s a wee little part of what I showed you here.   It’s on the far left panel, in the top third.  Many layers of color and glaze have been added since then.  I am almost finished.  A little more tweaking and fine tuning to go.  I think I even have the title… Fields of Memories, or something along that line.   Are two plurals in a title improper?  Like I said… or something like that.  🙂

James Hollis, Ph.D., was born in Springfield, Illinois. He graduated with an A.B. from Manchester College in 1962 and with a Ph.D. from Drew University in 1967. He taught the Humanities 26 years in various colleges and universities before retraining as a Jungian analyst at the Jung Institute of Zurich, Switzerland (1977-82). He is a licensed Jungian analyst in private practice in Houston, Texas, where he served as Executive Director of the Jung Educational Center of Houston from 1997-2008. He lives with his wife Jill, an artist and therapist, and together they have three living children, and six grand-children. He is a retired Senior Training Analyst for the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, was the first Director of Training of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and is vice president emeritus of the Philemon Foundation, which is dedicated to the publication of the complete works of Jung. Additionally, he is Director of the Jungian Studies program of Saybrook Graduate School of San Francisco.  (See, and then Jungian Studies).

He has written eight books published by Inner City Books, a Jungian-oriented press located in Toronto, Canada; he has also written three books published by Gotham Press, a division of Penguin, and two books published by academic presses. His books have already been translated into Russian, German, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Korean, Finnish, Hungarian, French, Czech, and Japanese.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. just4crafters
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 16:21:07

    Beautiful painting!!! I love your fun style. It’s simply fantastic!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!!! ~Sophia


  2. Cindy D.
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 15:23:50

    Lovely quote! And the painting is looking so great. I particularly like that bit of red at the bottom of the orange hill. Maybe “The Memory Fields”. Hmm, that’s not quite the same though. There is nothing wrong with two plurals in a title, though it makes it a bit more of a mouthful.


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 09, 2012 @ 16:32:00

      Thanks, Cindy! I do need to work on the title. Those two plurals just feel wrong. I’m glad you like the shading. That’s all part of the layering that takes so long. 🙂


  3. Pj Hornberger
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 14:37:28

    This is beautiful. The colors are so dreamy. I can’t think of the right word. It’s like the morning sun has come, and the light is still soft colors all around you.


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