Expressing the Creative Spirit~ Con Spirito

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Still Life Painting

Con Spirito, 36 x 34 oil painting by Melody Phaneuf


Con Spirito is the joyful expression of the creative spirit that communicates through art and music. Candlelight bathes the instruments and is symbolic of a Divine spark that is the source of inspiration.

If it is true that visual patterns energize us in particular ways, the structure of Con Spirito is certain to move us with dynamic flow. Buoyant rhythms result from contrast in line and shape. The sense of illumination radiating from the center gladdens the heart as it penetrates the darkness.

In many ways I regard Con Spirito as a mandala in square form. Encompassed by movement, the design keeps one returning to the center. The objects in Con Spirito do tell a story, but the abstract image is useful as a focus of contemplation.