Category Archives: Marker

Self Portrait As Modern Yogini

The artist's anima/divine feminine as a modern yogini.
The artist’s anima/divine feminine as a modern yogini.

When taking the line for a walk this evening–perhaps because I had a wonderful yoga session in the sunshine this morning and was feeling a lot of gratitude for many of my heart-opening teachers (most of them female)–this naturally came out.

So, if you ever wondered what I might look like today had I been born differently gendered, this might be close. It’s an interesting question: have you ever asked yourself what you might look like if one of those chromosomes was different all those years ago? Have you ever bothered to draw it? Why not try now?

Ganesha – Remover of Obstacles

Mixed media on clayboard painting of the god Ganesha
Ganesha, The Remover of Obstacles. Acrylic, brush marker on Clayboard. 9″ x 12″

Recently completed is this painting of Ganesha, revered as the remover of obstacles, the patron of arts and sciences and the spirit of intellect and wisdom.

A friend shared the observation that Ganesha’s gaze is quite intense and that Ganesha is a little more lean than usually represented. This is sort of an ascetic, tough love version, and those who know me know that being a little more “aggressive” in cutting through the bull to the heart of situations, as well as cutting back on excesses are both virtues that I personally could benefit from.

Considering all that is happening in life circumstances, it’s wonderful to have this personal representation available for contemplation. Feel free to share, with attribution of course.

Dad on a Stamp

My father Richard on a stamp
©2013 Joshua E Seaver

I’m spending time in Kansas City with my father who’s on his path to dissolution with terminal cancer. He’s an avid stamp collector so I thought it’d be fun to do his portrait on a stamp. He chose the frame from one of his favorite stamps and I hand drew the whole thing on 8.5″ x 11″ Clayboard.