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The Bridge Over the River Ganges by richardcgreen The Bridge Over the River Ganges by richardcgreen
This Summer, I've been reading a book entitled MINDFULNESS for Dummies.
It's about being with the present moment, leaving our thoughts alone, whether they be negative
thoughts about past failures, future events, etc etc and, in meditation: FOCUS ON OUR BREATHING.
Getting into a habit of meditation is not so easy as it seems. I've been trying for 15 minutes
per day. It's quite amazing how our thoughts roll on and on...Just...breathe.

rcg
Watercolor on 18x24" Canson W/C Block+ some Prismacolor Pencils
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional
nice job
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks BEAR, sorrry for
being soooooo late in getting back!!!

Busy, busy...things to do, things to do.</b>
dick g
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional
no worries
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad you like this Mindfulness watercolor.
I shall give it to my son... and he is REALLY into
meditation/mindfulness. And thanks so much for the FAVE!!!

Kind regards...dick
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DesmondForever Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013   General Artist
I feel like a minuscule figure at the foot of that statue in this painting. Very zen.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your comment Desmond. I think you, in fact,
read what I wrote, and I appreciate that. I wish I were
BETTER at meditating and Zen, but I've been working on
it for decades. I shall give it to my son, for his little room
in Seattle. He's really into Mindfulness and Zen... and is a
very accomplished meditator. If that's possible....after all:
it's just sitting, as they say.

Kind regards and a special THANKS to you, sir.
DICK G
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senacha-neeta Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, amazing.. The representation of Lord Shiva meditating speaks a lot... Great job :iconproudplz:
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS , Senacha!!
IS THAT who that is?
Doubly THANKS!!

dick g
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senacha-neeta Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, he is one among the popular hindu god, know for self-control and as destroyer. Google about him, you'll find a lot more. Its a vast history.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall. THANKS so much...
dick g
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Badusev Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU once again sir!!!
dick g
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staatsf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
cool
mindfullness good
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Staats...I'm going to assume you too are
into MINDFULNESS. Good!

Have a great and mindful day...!!!!
dick g
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staatsf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
yes
a meditator
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good for you Staats. I became interested in Zen Buddhism
when I was in my early twenties, but my son is the one who
carries on the torch for Meditation/Mindfulness. He lives and works
in Seattle and goes to a  Zen meditation center there ~ it's a very
progressive city, to say the least. He suggested the book, and I
have been meditating most every day. WOW, it's hard to switch
gears from an active life....but I use it to slow down ME and my
painting process...to dwell on it, to quit hurrying it to post it on dA.
Sorry for the long ramblin'!!!
So nice to hear from a pro (painter
and meditator!!!)...
Best: DICK G
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
I've done that breathing...In time out for teachers...we spent 3 days on a course just doing  it....I haven't  read the book!I wish I had time for meditation...and breathing.Keep it up Dick...I was sorry when we came back and hadn't got time to do it!:D:iconmeditateplz:
Love the painting!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS so much Trish. Enjoy your weekend!!! Cheerio!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thank you !!!:iconbyeplz:Dick!.....I'm going away again.... on Monday for a few days...Just a 36 miles away:D...Up on the misty hills again!!...I'm taking an umbrella:D...


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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea dearie...just hope you don't have
the hail stones that we did last Tuesday...HAVE FUN,GIRL!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
I hope so too!!!:D.......btw...They are showing Downton Abbey... AGAIN....so we will remember what happened....I presume the new one will follow shortly.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the series ~ tremendously ~ but I really, REALLY
do believe ONCE was enough...very much like having kids: HA HA!!

I am looking forward to the Post Script edition of Foyle's War.
Have you seen that appear yet? I'm quite sure you have....now,
THERE'S a series, whose episodes I recorded in their entirety, and
watched prodigiously!!!!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Foyles war has just been repeated...in fact our tv programmes at the moment are very good for people who have missed anything...Would you believe Doc Martin ..after the birth .......      has just been on prime time tele...Did I watch it again.....Yes!!!!!!!  At the moment Harry Potter is reborn and all the films are being shown...again!.....That is why I'm going away with my umbrella!!:D

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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, even if you have no time to meditate, you MUST find time for breathing!!!
It IS rather hard to stop one's day, sit, and just turn out the lights ... and breathe,
and focus on the present moment ONLY!
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
:iconmouthplz::iconbreathplz::D
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Inconfundible estilo. Me encanta...
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gracias, pues, es un estilo que ha sido MI estilo, por mucho tiempo,
y estoy experimentando una cierta ansiedad de cambiarlo...hasta Qu?
No s. Pero, por lo menos, estoy gozando de la meditacin para desminuir
el processo, en vez de tener mucha prisa en subir inmediatamente una
pieza nueva. Creo que me entiendes...! SAludoS y GrAciAs!!!

ricardo v
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Te entiendo perfectamente. De todas formas los buenos artistas como t son reconocibles aunque cambien el estilo e incluso el tipo de pintura.
Saludos,
Emilio
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Asombroso, ya NO PODEMOS usar los accentos.
Pruebalo!!!

rv
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ME alegro de que yo tenga una variedad de cosas ~ desde el (muy!) pasado hasta el presente y corriente.
Como decimos aqui: 'Keep 'em guessing!.'

Saludos, Emilio...
rv
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Samboska Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
majestic! :-)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKS Sam!!!
Hope you're having a
pleasant week!!!

DICK G
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Samboska Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
My pleasure :-) I am having round my friends from Spain, so it's a very nice week! :-) What about you? 
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So nice to have friends from all over. Do you speak Spanish?
WE have no big plans for the weekend...maybe see a movie, clean the
house, the usual activities. At least our weather is perfect!
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Samboska Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your plans sound nice, I think we all need some peace and quiet from time to time :-) And yes, we speak Spanish together, nice practice for me!
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