Saturday, December 29, 2012

Verdad


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Verdad
Watercolor on
Arches 300 lb cold press
11 x 7.5
$125. Unframed
Teresa Beyer

Verdad
Somewhere the soul must stand naked to the Truth

If the artist suppressed all spiritual emotion, he would never be a great artist. In art, we call this emotion temperament; in oratory, we call it inspiration; and in purely spiritual things, we call it Illumination. Somewhere the soul must stand naked to the Truth, if it is to receive It in all Its fullness. There must be an outlet as well as an inlet, if there is to be a continual flow. “Quench not the Spirit,” but let the intellect decide to what the emotions are to respond. This is the secret of a well-balanced life.

            “Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good.” We are not to be afraid of strange ideas or doctrines, but are to prove them and accept only that which is true. We are to analyze, dissect and investigate until we know the Truth and then hold fast to It. In this way, all advance must come, whether in science, philosophy, religion or anything else. Science of Mind 497.5 - 498.5 Earnest Holmes

Keeping the Brushes Wet
Teresa


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Truth


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Truth
7.5 x 11.5
Watercolor/mixed media
300 lb Arches cold press
Teresa Beyer

Truth
The truth shall set us free. No longer having to remember secrets or lies, keeping the story straight.

Lets go further and investigate the truth on a deeper spiritual level.

“Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
(Romans 12:2)
Could this mean a conscious thought that pours truth into the channels of creative energy, renewing the body and healing the mind. Releasing old ideas and concepts of disease and failure. Replacing them with liberty, freedom, health, harmony and success. Knowing the body heals as the inner mind transforms. False images are renewed by images of the truth.

Is it the ego sitting on our shoulder feeding us lies of not being good enough? That keeps us sheltered in a false sense of fear. Be afraid very afraid.

Afraid of living a life of love, seeing light and love in everyone and everything? How can that be scary? Living the life you have always dreamed of? How can this be the truth for those who live surrounded by war, famine and disease?

We see this truth in the remarkable film starring Roberto Benigni who accomplishes the impossible in this World War II comedy ~ Life is Beautiful. Ahaunting comedy is shaped out of the tragedy of the Holocaust. A Jewish man with a wonderful romantic sense of humor uses this same truth to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

And so you see our minds are very powerful ~ capable of creating a reality of our choosing. Does that also mean we are creating a false sense of reality?

Oh dear God
~ lets just say ~
to thine own self be true.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Winter . . . Fog


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Winter ~ Fog
Watercolor
7.25 x 10.25
Teresa Beyer
$125. S&H

Winter . . . Fog

The Fog, also known along the coast as a marine layer has been rolling in regularly these past few weeks. Thick and heavy allowing only a limited visibility.

At times many of us experience fog. A fog so heavy we loose sight of our goals, our dreams. Once the fog lifts the sun is there shinning bright, we can now, once again see our dreams clearly.

We attract what we expect, don't submit to the fog. If we do not submit, the fog will no longer be an obstacle but a stepping-stone.


Friday, November 30, 2012

art

"The symposium text notes that public opinion is now driven by art news reportage, while “long form arts coverage itself is being reduced to ‘editor’s picks’, coded rating systems, and short summary reviews, with little space in which to substantiate their claims.” " - Whitney Kimball

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fire Storm


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Fire Storm
Mixed Media
7.25 x 10.25
$125.
Teresa Beyer

Fire Storm

Winds fan the fires
Creating in her ~ an intense desire

A woman scorned

She is spreading her fury
Slowly in no hurry

The War Path

A path to hell
Loneliness she knows all to well

Fire Storm ~ the wind whispered

The key is in your heart
Life has given you a new start

Embrace the day
And be on your way

Monday, October 29, 2012

Entries



The Calavera Mask and The Scream 
were both entered into a show at the BuenaVentura Art Association.
Waiting to hear if they are both accepted.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Light & Dark


Light and Dark
Mixed media
10 x 7.5”
Teresa Beyer

Light & Dark
So much of today is bathed in the light as the darkness of yesterday is slowly shed.
Challenged by life,
Supported by love.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Masquerade


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Masquerade
Watercolor on 300 lb Arches Paper
10.25 x 7.5
Teresa Beyer

My divorce was final on 07/27/12.

It is a bittersweet feeling ~ an end to a very passionate ~ Love/Hate relationship. In the end we were nothing more than tolerant of each other.

I am free to move forward untethered and alive, a free woman living somewhere in Ventura County of California.

I have written some lyrics on the mask painting from the artist Madonna’s song “Take a Bow.” Below in bold is what I chose to write.

Take a bow, the night is over
This masquerade is getting older
Light are low, the curtains down
There's no one here
There's no one here, there's no one in the crowd

Say your lines but do you feel them
Do you mean what you say when there's no one around no one around
Watching you, watching me, one lonely star
One lonely star you don't know who you are

[Chorus:]

I've always been in love with you
I've always been in love with you
Guess you've always known
You took my love for granted,

why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

Say good-bye bye bye, say good-bye

Make them laugh, it comes so easy
When you get to the part
Where you're breaking my heart breaking my heart
Hide behind your smile, all the world loves a clown
Just make 'em smile the whole world loves a clown
Wish you well, I cannot stay
You deserve an award for the role that you played role that you played
No more masquerade, you're one lonely star
One lonely star and you don't know who you are

[Chorus:]

Say good-bye bye bye, say good-bye

All the world is a stage
And everyone has their part has their part
But how was I to know which way the story'd go

How was I to know you'd break
[You'd break, you'd break, you'd break]
You'd break my heart

I've always been in love with you
[I've always been in love with you]
Guess you've always known
You took my love for granted, why oh why
The show is over, say good-bye

[Chorus:]

Say good-bye [bye bye], say good-bye
Say good-bye


Friday, July 20, 2012

White Flower


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White Flower
11 x 15
Watercolor
Teresa Beyer

For me there is no escaping the lush sensuality of a flower. What else can I do? I have not other choice that to paint and translate this beautiful image.

As I plan my move the studio is the last to be packed ~ the first to be unpacked.

Preparing for my first ever garage sale ~ parting with much heavy baggage, starting new ~ fresh and light.

California here I come, right back where I started from ~ ~ ~

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

No Evil


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No Evil
7.5 x 11
Mixed Media
Teresa Beyer

Composed and Tranquel
            She ~             Hears no evil
                        Speaks no evil
                        Sees no evil

Everywhere she is
            Everywhere she goes
                        She sees the God in all

artist.teresabeyer@gmail.com


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Freedom Mask


Freedom Mask
Watercolor on 300 lb paper
Mixed Media
$65.

Motivated and inspired by Celebration of Independence day here in the U.S. was my approach for this piece.

Freedom from Yesterday,

Perfect Day

Happiness are mine and yours

All is well
And unfolding as it should

Doesn’t it feel
Good to know!

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Celebration Mask


Celebration Mask
7 x 7
$65.

Celebrating my growing and regaining sense of appreciation and awe.  This sense of child like wonder, which was lost for a while, is now returning.

Enjoying

Sunsets
Laughter
city streets
country roads
enjoying life’s simple pleasures and
simply glorious treasures.

Appreciating familiar paintings I know so well ~ while exploring artistic expression and technique with different mediums, moods, colors and words ~ I so want to explore and learn, the artist. The Artist within celebrates.

Having weathered a crisis I am now celebrating and finding
A stronger
different
more evolved me

I am changing and growing into
a happier
healthier
And independent me

Freedom
To sort
Clean
Dis~card
Acquire
Move

Bringing order into my world again,
Creating my world and who and what I choose to surround myself with.

My World is Good.
The World is God.

Celebrate Joy
With me

Teresa Beyer


Monday, June 25, 2012

Merium


Merium
Watercolor
8 x 8

Skin so soft and clear
Glowing from afar or near

Merium
Delirium

She must be using NeriumAD

A weak introduction to an incredible accidental discovery.
A revolutionary new anti aging night cream ~ NeriumAD

I’m going through some major changes ~ yes again.
Painting ~ Drawing and expressing with a new found freedom, this work is not being recorded nor exhibited.

Single again and finding my way home to friends and family in Ventura CA.

My website will come down soon ~ in the next week or so. I’m hoping to have it up and running again this fall.

You may follow me on my blog or Facebook ~ growing pains we all have them, they let us know we are alive.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

giving YOU up


Giving YOU up ~

I feel freedom ~ a bell
that rings within me

no more waiting for
 
YOU to come home
only to leave again
no more waiting for
phone calls
that never come.

Ahhh creative energy is no longer wasted
in unframed paintings
and letters never mailed.

and then

I slept peacefully the night through
my home now is my sanctuary.

everyday I have some more happiness.
some more life.

and all it took was giving YOU up.

and that took quite a bit.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Nuestra Senora


Nuestra Senora
11 x 15
Watercolor
$125.
Teresa Beyer


A couple of weeks ago I decided to go for a bike ride along the RiverWalk. Well that section was closed and I was rerouted on to the streets. Yuck I haven’t really ridden with traffic in years. It turned out to be such a great experience I loved it. So I’m riding around and have no idea where I am and I find this great Mission.

I have a huge fondness for the Missions so this was like a treasure. I locked up my bike and went exploring, not knowing what to expect on my ride I had my phone, camera, skectchbook and water in my backpack.

The Mission was originally built in 1716 and served the Ainais tribe. In 1730 it moved to Austin and then to San Antonio in 1731. The church building was completed in 1755 and is the oldest unrestored stone church with the walls being 45inches thick in the United States.

The Mission was such a pleasure to explore. And now I have to head back to my car on my bike and have no idea where I am and how to get to my car. Thank goodness I had my phone and my GPS. Put my ear piece in and I was on my way.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa



Friday, April 27, 2012

Bewitching Calavera


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Bewitching Calavera
Watercolor
11 x 7.5
Teresa Beyer
$75. Unframed


The word calavera is Spanish for “skull,” and can refer to the cultural Mexican celebration Day of the Dead and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls Day. And in a just a little over a week we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Just a little reminder that on May 4th ~ First Friday you will find me at La Villita with DebraBenditz. I will be there from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. It would really be great to see you out there.

Some Calaveras are made of sugar and used to adorn altars and my be eaten. And then there are the liter arias Calaveras that write poems for the Day of the Dead that humorously criticize the living. And then of curse any artistic representation of the skull is referred to as a calavera.

I on the other hand while painting this piece kept thinking and singing the song “Witchy Woman” written by Don Henley and recorded with the Eagles. Let me refresh your memory of a few of the lyrics.

“Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her fingertips
Echoed voices in the night
She’s a restless spirit on an endless flight.
Woo hoo Witchy Woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo Witchy Woman
She got the moon in her eyes
She held me spellbound in the night
Dancing shadow and firelight
Crazy laughter in another room
And she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon”

By Don Henley and the Eagles

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dead can Dance


4.24.12
Dead can Dance
Watercolor
7.5 x 11
$65.
Teresa Beyer


How promising to know we will be Dancing in the here after.

I’m excited to share I will be participating in the First Friday Art Walk this May 4th. I will be in a new venue for me here in San Antonio, TX at La Villita Historic Art Village. Debra Benditz has invited me to join her in her gallery.

I’m very happy and excited to be participating at this very special location, as you may know San Antonio is in the midst of celebrating a nine day city wide event known as La Fiesta ending this weekend. While I did not participate as an artist I did enjoy as a spectator. Taking in music, dance and many arts. This has inspired me to do paintings in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Doing Calavera’s, dancers, and this little piece which actually would fit more appropriately with the Latin Celebration ~ Day of the Dead.

I hope to see those of you who can make it to La Villita First Friday.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa



Monday, April 23, 2012

Well Worn Mask


4.22.12
Well Worn Mask
7.5 x 7.5
Watercolor
$65.


While wearing her only mask like a glove She listened intently to “Bills Story.” She then decided to remove the well-worn mask and to make herself vulnerable.

“It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than herself. Nothing more was required to once again make a new beginning.”

On April 22, 2012 she had 17 years of soDRYity. She had not graduated nor outgrown the program. Humbled and broken she began a new. Living one day at a time. Surrounded by hosannas and filled with a deep gratitude.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ice Princess


4.19.12
Ice Princess
7 x 7
Watercolor
$65.
Teresa Beyer


            A young and beautiful woman whose life experiences have been of cruelty. She now finds herself as a young woman of power.
            Calculating cunning and shrewd, she is perceptive while silently watching and scrutinizing all who surround her and beyond.
            Finding her way in life by remaining aloof, distant, and trusting no one.
            She aches from the self imposed prison and loneliness.

            One day she will learn ~ that there are only two true feelings. Love and Fear. When she learns this she will then have to decide which one she wants to live.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Scream


4.17.12
The Scream
7.5 x 7.5
Watercolor
$65.
Teresa Beyer


I can feel my heart SCREAM as the joy slips away. Promises unfulfilled uprooted into a new state and a new city. No family no friends. Desperately seeking fulfillment outside of myself. Hopes and dreams were slipping away as sadness and grief overcame me.


NO ~ NO ~ NO . . . I don’t want this, I didn’t move here for this. “Ahhh another opportunity for growth.” “God does not give us more than we can handle.” Sayings! Just what are they meant to do? Bring me comfort! WELL THEY DON’T!!! I hurt, I’m scared and I’m all alone.

I’m screaming from deep within my soul, a primal yell ~ I just want and need a friend. I need a friend who will sit and listen. Listen to what is causing me my grief and heartache. Can you be a friend ~ a heart with ears. I need a good Heart Hug. For seven months I attended the same church attended book studies and tried to make friends. People knew ~ they knew I was hurting and they left me alone.

Finally I returned to my program of recovery ~ and there I have found my tribe once again. The women reached out, called me and listened. Invited me to join them on their outings. The women with much love helped me find my center, my God center. This is much more than a recovery program it is a way of life. A life that I thought and believed I had outgrown. I may not have drunk but my disease was full blown. Thank God for this program of recovery because as soon as I walked in and reached out I had so many people reaching back.

I have come full circle in many ways ~ today I am smiling a smile that comes from deep within my heart and my soul is singing a song of joy.

Today I am painting with confidence, inspiration and pleasure. I am establishing myself in the art community and filled with a desire to express all of this that is inside.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa





fears faced, hearts mended, faith restored, and love bared

Monday, April 16, 2012

Who Am I?


Who am I today?
7.5 x 7.5
Watercolor
$65.

A mask typically covers all or part of the face, worn as a disguise to amuse or terrify others. And then there is the mask/face that we wear for different occasions and different people. One is for the cop when pulled over for speeding, another for the person that cuts us off. One for a newborn babies another for a dear friend. We put on our smile and tell the world we are fine when someone asks, “How are you?” Fine the polite and automatic response when really our world is falling apart and spiraling the drain. Fine ~ when feeling great and at the top of our game.

FINE

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa Beyer


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Chick


This little chick immediately feels love and identifies with the flower ~ may you feel love in all that you see.
Happy Easter,
Keeping the Brushes Wet,
Teresa


Thursday, April 5, 2012

River Walk Open Theatre


River Walk
Open Theatre
Watercolor
7.5 x 7.5
$45.

The great outdoors Arneson River Theatre is located in the San Antonio River Walk in Texas. The open air venue was built in 1939 and is where the local artists perform. The stage is on the north side of the river and the audience can sit and relax on the cement grass covered steps on the south side.

Keeping the Brushes Wet,
Teresa

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Calavera Mask


The Calavera Mask
Watercolor
7.5 x 7.5
Teresa Beyer
$65.

The Widow ~ cast aside, forgotten and neglected, rises again to embrace her feminine essence.

Calavera is Spanish for skull and relates to the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead.

Keeping the brushes wet,
Teresa