2days warm up exercise. It began with a blank page and a few randomly drawn lines placed with no thought and more and more they come together creating something on its own, allowing intuition to guide it all and this was the result. I can’t help but reflect on the nature of the subject that appeared, and how ironic the drawing process here is the antithesis of how we tend to define “love”. At least how its defined in our actions. These actions paint a picture that desperately tries to create an image so forcibly, rather than allowing a force to reveal its mystery to ourselves… #art #akirabeard #love #drawing #crosshatching #ink #lines

process pick 2… homage to Marcus Aurelius and equanimity. #art #akirabeard #color #portrait #painting #marcusaurelius #oilpaint

Progress shot of another painting in progress… working with intuition…a.k.a not fighting the feeling. Enjoy ur own harmony with the world my friends! #art #akirabeard #painting #oilpaint #color #portrait #wip

warm up exercise with drawing, writing to stretch that muscle, whatever that is, for which the creativity comes from. The point of such exercise is to be open to what the lines may draw, the words written streaming an unaltered thought. Now that its open, time to paint. Enjoy thy day comrades. With openness and receiving whatever shall pass thru. Best! #art #akirabeard #drawing #writing #crosshatch #figuredrawing

Current piece in progress detail pic… enjoy! #art #akirabeard #wip #paint #oilpaint #portrait

Detail… #art #akirabeard #painting #portrait #watercolor

Bukowski’s “Laughing Heart”… “Ur life is ur life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There r ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light, but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer u chances. Know them. Take them. U can’t beat death but u can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more u learn 2 do it, the more light there will be. Ur life is ur life. Know it while u have it. U r marvelous. The gods await 2 delight in u.” #art #akirabeard #bukowski #poetry #watercolor #painting #portrait

thanks to the folks that came out for the opening of the Spirit Show over the weekend. The exhibition will be up until July 27th. More info at emtab.org It was made with a lot of work, a lot of heart and now its time to celebrate…. which is the point of putting on such an exhibition. To re-connect with how amazing an opportunity this life is, and to embrace it, live it fully, celebrate it daily. The spiritual nature of this isn’t about God, religion, etc… rather the cultivation of a deeper and deeper awareness of how boundlessly miraculous this life is. Best to u all and so the spiritual work continues. More to come #art #akirabeard @emtabsf #portrait #oilpaint #painting #sf

"in utero", watercolor on Yupo paper. This piece and others are available and can be seen @methodmakers web store which launches today. To visit please go to http://themethodmakers.myshopify.com/collections/akira-beard #art #portrait #yupo #watercolor

My good friends @methodmakers launched their new web store today displaying some of my original works. Click the link on my profile page. You can also schedule a time to visit their gallery space in Downtown SF; Tuesdays &Fridays from 3-7pm at Hotel Des Arts, 447 Bush Street, SF, CA. Please contact the Method Makers for more details: holler@methodmakers.com