Monday, 20 January 2014

LIVING IN HARMONY TO SURVIVE

"Walga Rock"
Oil on 76x40cm canvas
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the those that are most adaptable to change, that survive.  In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment." Charles Darwin

There is an important message here for the human race. To adapt to our environment and not to try to control or destroy it if we wish to survive as a race. To adapt to our environment should not mean destroying our own or other species or destroying or consuming the physical world in order to survive.

Living in harmony with each other and with the environment seems a good way to start. 

Working only on changes and improvements to ourselves because we have no real power to change others.
Some of the virtuous qualities that we may need to implement into our own lives in order to live in harmony and survive as a race include,  
compassion
courage
courtesy
creativity
detachment
determination
enthusiasm
excellence
faithfulness
flexibility
friendliness
honesty
humility
justice
kindness
love
loyalty
mercy
moderation
modesty
obedience
patience
prayerfulness
reliability
respect
responsibility
reverence
service
tact
thankfulness
tolerance
trust
truthfulness
unity
ref Linda Kavelin Popov the Virtues Guide

Saturday, 18 January 2014

DOING GOOD

Yachts on Pelican Point

This one of my plein air paintings completed on the beach at Matilda Bay. Oil on 25x30cm canvas. It has been sold, but will be happy to take commissions for similar paintings.
see my paintings at abrahamsart   


Some you will be aware that I am passionate about a better future for the world, for people and the environment and where the qualities of Justice, Peace and Harmony can be universally applied for the benefit of all human beings. I now also realise that this is unlikely to be achieved through war, violence, political, economic or religious activities or controls.
But it is achievable

May be I am naïve, but I sincerely believe in the potential
outlined in the following quotation.

“The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds and through commendable and seemly conduct.”
― Bahá'u'lláh


For me , this is a very true statement, so I should focus most of my activities on things I can do and control myself.


"Pure and Goodly deeds".

If that makes me a "do gooder" then so be it.

 
abrahams paintings

Thursday, 16 January 2014

ABSTRACT FLOWERS Jan 2014

I am inspired by the beauty of flowers. This an abstracted version of red flowers.     

Oil on Canvas Abstract Flowers 

This painting has been sold to one of my happy collectors, but similar versions and sizes are available as commissions.
Check my website www.abrahamsart.com

Beautiful images can inspire beautiful words such as this poem about Faith

THIS IS FAITH

 
To walk where there is no path
To breathe where there is no air
To see where there is no light --... Read More
This is Faith.
 
To cry out in the silence,
The silence of the night,
And hearing no echo believe
And believe again and again --
This is Faith.
 
To hold pebbles and see jewels
To raise sticks and see forests
To smile with weeping eyes --
This is Faith.
 
To say: "God, I believe" when others deny,
"I hear" when there is no answer,
"I see" though naught is seen --
This is Faith.
 
And the fierce love in the heart,
The savage love that cries
Hidden Thou art yet there!
Veil Thy face and mute Thy tongue
Yet I see and hear Thee, Love,
Beat me down to the bare earth,
Yet I rise and love Thee, Love!"
This is Faith.
 
Ruhiyyih
(Amatu'l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum)
Hand of the Cause of God, Baha'i Faith

 


 

 

 




Friday, 13 September 2013

VIEW FROM ELLIS HOUSE (sold)

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Painted from Ellis House. I served as Artist in Residence here for 5 years. A beautiful place. This painting has been sold but I happy to accept commissions    

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Gobba Lake

Gobba Lake

This is a recent plein Air painting. Oil on 8"x10" panel. Currently available on eBay Auction.
 
Painting on location and from real life subjects is the lifeblood of my creativity.
 
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Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Saturday, 2 March 2013





 

Painted while on location, Success Hill Reserve Bassendean Perth WA. Oil on 20x25cm panel

Acrylic paint on 15x20cm (6"x8")art board

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Monday, 2 April 2012

Riverside Painting Sold

Recent plein air painting, oil on panel. 10"x12", see www.abrahamsart.com.au

Monday, 14 March 2011