- Oil on Linen
- just under 40 x 48 inches (100 x 120 cm)
- Signed by the artist
A lot of my work is about transitions, as well as connections among different life forms. The ego, at times, causes us to lose our way. It is said that we must hit rock bottom in order to rise. You can only go up from there. But not everyone does. It is still a choice.
In this painting, a man is lying down, unaware of us, at rest, perhaps weary. But he is facing the light of a new day. He chooses to get back up in a glorious way. His spirit emerges as a snowy owl, wings spread. The bird of prey has emerged, flying, and is looking directly at the viewer. He wants you to see him or perhaps he is curious to see you.
The number eleven represents “Spiritual Awakening,” and you will see eleven pairs of eyes in this painting. More owls are watching the metamorphosis, perhaps having undertaken this journey themselves.
Payment plans are accepted on all of my works, no finance charge. You set the date and the amount that you would like to pay each month. One-third of the price [regardless of when that balance is reached] becomes the non-refundable deposit. [However, in the event that you change your mind or situation, this deposit may be applied towards any other available Borsheim Artwork.] Please contact me if this original painting interests you and you would like to take advantage of the Layaway Plan.
Creating the Composition of the Original Painting Rise:
To see the videos of the painting of "Rise", click on these links or go to my YouTube channel and search for "Rise":
Rise ~ Starting a new Figurative Oil Painting, Man w/ Bird of Prey
Rise Oil Painting Part2 2022 March 07 -09 Man Bird of Prey Owl
Rise ~ Painting Pt3 ~ Adding Mystery to Composition by Kelly Borsheim 2022-04-22
Video of glazing sun rays to RISE: https://youtu.be/jXXybsGHZxw