So here it is, finished at last.( touch curser to image to enlarge )

And i think it is interesting to consider the word >fertilization, and why it was chosen  for the title. The word can be used to discribe the fertilization as in an egg by sperm in mating of a male and female to reproduce….also, to adding nutrients to enrich soil for greater plant production, or pollenation as in flowers or orchids, which can be somewhat complex procedure . In all cases the word means a creating of a new life or form….as well as to enrich.  In any case, here is a change occurring, similar to a chrysalis when transforming into a butterfly….where the substance “juices” transform….and something altogether new comes of it.

This painting to me has an excitement…almost a joyful, ticklish sensation…and the movement and structure of the orchid suggests to me that there is a stimulating metamorphosis occurring in the purest lightning flash of a moment.

I almost never see such implications until the painting completes itself, and this one remained pretty mysterious to me until i was in the finishing stage of it. I just let it become, not needing to know what that might be. Then it delighted me in the end, as i put the final paint strokes on it…and it took on life.

I am reminded of my own transformation process….and those moments when profound  intuitive perceptions are born, often of the simplest and unexpected of sources…. where  i feel an infusion of Energy that utterly changes me, expanding horizons. And this experience, tho’ never the same twice… feels to me kind of what this orchid seems to be experiencing.

The diamond Purpose of our journey in this universe is to allow the Spiritual Light to thoroughly fertilize us…until we shine, glow….laughingly.

About janbetts

I am an artist who has been living in Costa Rica for over 30 years. My lifestyle is relatively reclusive, and so now i am creating a blog to exchange ideas. I am new at this, but soon i hope to master this blog thing so that i can include photos and to write about new paintings i am working on, or have recently finished....or that are in my website.
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4 Responses to “Fertilization”

  1. Karima says:

    Oh..so very beautiful Jan..This orb has taken it’s own life, been infused with its own spirit, in an odd way I feel I am witnessing that infusion, and I see in this painting, in this sensual orchid, almost a baptismal basin where it dips into to sanctify that infusion of soul.. so different in feeling from the first, The Alien Chrysalis. I feel romance in the globe too, passion in the red “curtain -scarves” standing at attention framing the moment..witnessing.It does seem like it is right at the exact second of a critical mystical happening and everything enclosed is electrified, yes I feel the ticklely feeling of this energy flowing out and yet wrapped inside an orb, it magnifies the sensation, and I could imagine feeling heat if I held it in my hands. Yes it is a moment of joy of awe and that laughter of the “blissed and blessed”…I think your last line says it so well,”The diamond Purpose of our journey in this universe is to allow the Spiritual Light to thoroughly fertilize us…until we shine, glow….laughingly”
    Thank you for sharing this talent given to you, this great gift and don, that can make tangible and visual the most subtle and amazing truths, where words seem to fail, your brush strokes, paint on and fill in the mysteries for us all who are lucky enough to rest our gaze upon and contemplate. Simply beautiful, I feel like I tip-toed into a sanctuary and witnessed something very pure and divine..
    Amazing my friend!!

  2. janbetts says:

    Karima….your words are so powerful for me. You are just exploding with creative brilliance in your own multifaceted art……and it is transforming you! And now you spill it onto my art and it is like a beautiful poetic mind soaking into my art and coming out with such beautiful words to describe the experience.
    “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”….

    I love what you said: “…at the exact second of a critical mystical happening, and everything enclosed is electrified,…”…and,,, “…this energy flowing out and yet wrapped inside an orb, it magnifies the sensation…” ya…..wow! That is it. You gave this painting a deeper magic by experiencing it in the way that you did.
    But really…part of Seeing/experiencing something, anything,…. is about taking the time, and the open silence, and the focused awareness, to be able to so fully experience a thing.
    With your art, i find that if i just totally give myself to the experience you have created ….i am taken away into realms out of this world…that leave me speechless, often with tears running down my face, i am so moved.
    All of us that follow you are witnessing something extraordinary. Thank you so much for taking the time to See my art with your bright eyes!!!

  3. Wow. What can I add to that? Together, you’ve both provided the verbal side to this mystical visual event, painting even further into it with words. Your painting has soul, Jan, and more than that, it has the feel of a sexy slow dance to the hottest soul song in the universe; the beating heart of us all… divine.

    • janbetts says:

      Oh Thank you, Chrome! What a delight to read your heated comment!! You are one of those who reads things with a depth of your own soul, and that adds magic to this piece! It is so wonderful to have this blog, so to reach out in such a way as to connect with those who actually feel my art intuitively!!! A surprise i am so blessed to receive…and it inspires me! Especially coming from such a wonderful and unique accomplished artist as are you!! Here’s to all our shining beating Hearts…ya?

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