Friday, December 1, 2017

The Beauty of Christmas and America Seen Through The Eyes of a Small Town Christmas Parade

A small chihuahua sits prime row center, on a old red beach chair, next to me at the annual New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade. 
The best seat in the house.
Actually all seats are great in this tiny beach side community, where parade viewers are within touching and shouting distance of each float as it passes by.
Also know as the candy parade, the candy while holding little charm for the tiny pup, holds much for the children and adults in the crowd, who come prepared with buckets, bags, and empty cups, soon to be filled  with candy thrown from each float as it passes.
Although the candy lends immeasurable charm, the real beauty of the parade is it's heralding back to the innocence and beauty of bygone years, where communities loved and celebrated the beauty of life, as well,as a community.
As scrubbed clean faces all dressed head to toe in Christmas regalia, march, dance and sing along the parade route, their fellow neighbors called out to them "Hi Kelly" "Merry Christmas Shanice!" in true small town closeness.
New Smyrna Beach is an idyllic beach community somewhat reminiscent of fictitious Amnity Island made famous in the movie Jaws, and it's main thoroughfare, indeed the road of the parade route, ends in a beach ramp taking you right onto the sun kissed beach and ocean.

Moving to Florida from the North, Pittsburgh to be precise, the beauty of the laid back philosophy of  Florida is never lost on me. 
So when a lone black VW Jetta is parked directly on the parade route not really blocking the parade but blocking a tiny amount of visibility, I am not surprised but equally thrilled when my neighbor calls to a nearby policemen "Hey are you going to tow the car?" and he calls back with a smile and the simple reply "No we're going to let it be."
Let it be, yes there is so much beauty in that.
A little Japanese boy about 4 years old sits with his doting  parents, a big red cup of candy in his lap. 
A errant pitch of candy catches him on his forehead and everyone calls is he alright. 
And yes he is, with a big smile from his parents.
As to my beloved dogs, a pair of big beauties sit across the street from me and I lose count of how many strangers throw their arms around two big fat necks and give them Christmas hugs.
Behind me sits a gentle giant of a beautiful golden retriever, seeming immune to the constant praise of his beauty.
I watch as a man on a float catches the eye of the retrievers owner and mouths something to him as he throws something to the dog. 
To my delight, dog candy, a huge rawhide Christmas candy cane that goes out to all the dogs in the crowd.
Just a shining beautiful moment in a shining beautiful parade, that made my heart sing with joy at a community where no one is forgotten.
Small town America at it's finest New Smyrna Florida.

-Katheleen Mitro

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The Belly Painting

The Belly Painting  3 Feet by 4 Feet
This is a beautiful painting done in gorgeous colors of green, pink, purple and yellow.
Hint to it's meaning - Everything is okay, well not just okay, it is fabulous.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

What My Art Means

Chaos is Essential For Spiritual Growth - Mitro
What my art means.

My art is about a move to a gentler more peaceful society which is portrayed by gently flowing cartoon like shapes and beautiful bright flowing color.

My work is always about the good in man and in society and it's meaning is always upbeat and positive.

Nothing dark always brilliant light and softness.

By putting out such light in my art I believe I am contributing to peace and happiness, for who can be dark or sad when viewing such brightly colored gentle creatures.
Snoodle me Poodle at Play - Mitro

I am a metaphysical painter who has studied spirituality for much of my life.

By metaphysical I mean seeing and knowing things beyond the reach of our ordinary senses.

My method of painting comes from my fascination with psychic phenomena and the future.

I have always since early childhood felt the future will unveil not only fantastic new technologies but also undreamed of spiritual awakenings.

I believe that thought is subtle electrical energy and that energy from the resultant thought can actually travel from the subconscious where it is  picked up as prescience to a blank canvas.

This creates scenes that are either;

    Important for me to capture.
    Important for the eventual buyer of the piece  to capture.
    Important to the world to capture.

Encapsulated, my painting are drawn from inner scenes existing as vibrational energy in my subconscious and are not drawn on the canvas, but actually pulled from the canvas.

I call my art, "Art Purely From the Soul With No Filter ."

It's genre is soft abstract expressionism art, but  it is the way that it is created that makes it much more unique than it's actual genre.

Faced with a blank canvas I do not plan what to paint, I merely swipe paint on the canvas and let whatever picture wants to come up, come up.

I rarely use a paint brush.
 My subconscious sees the invisible energy of a scene, impregnates the canvas with this invisible energy and when I wipe paint on the canvas it adheres only to the energy of the impregnated scene creating a picture. 

It is energy from my subconscious that creates the picture and this is why I say it comes straight from the soul. 

When I say no filter I mean I do not filter or change any images that come up.

It is also for this reason that the paint on all my canvas is very lightly applied.

This is so it does not cover up, but actually uncovers the painting theme.

As the subconscious is ones soul I am delighted that my soul appears to be a happy one as my art comes out in playful happy cartoonish like characters and beautiful colors.

Bird - Mitro
Gratitude towards the courage of individual spirit is the main theme that runs through most of  my painting and a knowing that we are moving slowly and steadily towards a kinder and more gentle society and world

I believe that good energy embedded in a picture is good energy added to a household.

I believe the most important character a person can possess, is kindness.

I live in Daytona Beach Florida and have one child, a son  Alexander William.

Mitro Paintings are Reality In the Process of Being- A Vibrational Dance of Current Presence In The Prevailing Moment of Now Laced With Latency for Transformation With a Simple Change of Perspective

Mitro paintings are ephemeral and light as they are reality in the process of being, with reality inherent in itself being always in a state of permutation
For that reason nothing in the painting is solid, or presented as  a given.
It is instead a ambiguous vibrational  dance of animation, and by being so indefinite making themselves easily available to change with only the singular addition of a new thought energy stream.
Much as you can blink your eyes in physical life and the scene in front of you changes, you may also blink your eyes while viewing these paintings and see a different painting when your eyes open, akin to the clouds constantly morphing as you gaze on them
 When you look at much empty space on a canvas your subjects have room to grow and change as they do in the real world. 
No object in the physical world is solid.
All reality is in a constant flux of change as the energy of thought around it changes, with the resultant change in energy stream bringing about change in form and intention.
So even though my paintings appear to be only suggestion of form, in actuality they are the real reality, as nothing is ever static and done, all is in constant state of fluidity, in a vibrational dance that ebbs and flows.
My shapes have only the most subtle suggestion of form, and because they are unformed, lend themselves to  the process of being structured within viewers individual mind and perspective.
There is much empty space in my canvas because life is mostly empty space ready to be filled with form, with the vast majority of it an empty field which leaves room for creation
It is the beauty of the simplicity of open space, leaving room for viewer interpolation

Monday, November 6, 2017

I Am Not an Artist to Paint a Painting Someone Else Has Already Painted

I am not an artist to paint a painting someone else has already painted.
If you look at my art and do not find it very strange, I have not accomplished what I have set out to do, and that is to paint a completely original painting in a style where no one has ever gone before.
It is the rake of raw color over rough white canvas.
It subjects the absurdities of life (sometimes so absurd I can coax a smile out of you)
My work is on one level very simple, no heavy background, but on the other hand very complex, as the colors and lines morph into intricate tales.
I generally paint on a white canvas to let the color shine in it's purity as it was intended to when created.
Also the wide open areas of white in my painting indicate the openness of real life where things are usually never piled on top of each other, and because I am a science buff this is also indicative of the fact most of reality IS empty space.  
You will never get my paintings at one glance or even fifty glances, and that is what I think fine art should be, an exercise for the mind.
How to Teach Your Pet Dragon How to Roll Over in Three Easy Steps

Alien Child as a Small Creator

Women With a Blue Hat Going for a Walk and Smoking a Cigarette While Thinking About Life

Don't Swallow Ladybugs
Now for some brand new paintings below, hot off the press.
Sadie Hawkins Kiss  5" by 7"

Sunday, November 5, 2017

New Painting "Butter Pecan Morphing of Masked Identities"

Butter Pecan Morphing of Masked Identities    3 Feet by 4 Feet

This painting is done in one color of gorgeous butter pecan brown.
As you look at the painting the different faces morph into each other.
Can't say no more, cause I don't know no more bout it.
I just know that I like it.
I like it a lot.
One word does come to mind though when looking at this painting and that word is pure. It has such a pureness to it that when I started it, I intended to do a very complex painting, but after the application of just the one color, I knew it needed absolutely nothing else, it was complete.

Symbolism of Masks in SpiderMan Hint to Also Unraveling painting "Solve the Equation of Life and You're All Set"  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Joy of Art is It's Imperfection

Catching a perfect object imperfectly is what fine art is.
It is the interpretation of an object, filtered through the artists eye and hand.
It is rough color raked across a canvas embedding in the very fiber of the canvas.
What adheres and what does not , IS the painting 
A perfect cat becomes an imperfect cat 
Fat Cat  5" by 7"

Becoming a perfect painting of a cat, quite perfect in all it's imperfection, thus completing the circle, as all is a circle in life.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Painting

After a Three Martini Lunch Things Look Pretty Good at The Office    3 Feet by 4 Feet
If you look at the bottom center of the painting you will see an executive sitting in their office chair and holding up a martini they are just finishing, as they look around the office and see it through the pleasant haze of alcohol.
The background of this painting is a gorgeous dove gray which makes the black on the painting pop off of the canvas.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Triptych - The Bringing Down of The Orange Man

The Bringing Down of The Orange Man - Triptych   3 Paintings Each 16" by 20"
Painting 1 Title: 
trump Birthed Monsters.

Painting 2 Title:
Listen My Child and You Shall Hear of The Midnight Raid of Bob Mueller (Pronounced to rhyme with Revere - Moolear)

Painting 3 Title:
We Woke, We Resisted, We Overthrew Nazi America

I believe this triptych is self explanatory so I will just leave it here.
But because I can never resist just a little hint.
First painting, Ugly.
Second painting, Half Ugly.
Third painting, Beautiful.

Monday, October 9, 2017

At This Time Even Red Coats Pray Please Have Mercy on America And Deliver It From The Evil That Seeks to Destroy It As Told by Chris Matthews

At This Time Even Red Coats Pray Please Have Mercy on America And Deliver It From The Evil That Seeks to Destroy It As Told by Chris Matthews    11" by 14"
My new painting just finished, and when I looked at it, I thought lo and behold that is Chris Matthews.
With a sad expression on his face, a red coat and a tri- corner hat, I read the painting to say we have many allies throughout the world who pray for our deliverance from the evil that has set upon our beautiful country.
Goodness and decency always prevail.
Our democracy will prevail.
We will rid ourselves of the evil.
And it will be soon.

Additional New  Paintings
Humpty Dumpty In His Pure White Free Fall  5" by 7"
 Meh pure white, a little too bland for my taste.

Relationships Start and Relationships End and Life is Still Very Good  11" by 14"
The Nebulous Professor 5" by 7"

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Montagues and the Capulets, Witches and Warlock Style, A Tale as Old as Shakespeare

The Montagues and the Capulets Witches and Warlock Style, A Tale as Old as Shakespeare  3 Feet by 4 Feet
Looking to the left of the painting you see a huge Warlock with purple hair and his Witch wife below him. 
In the center of them and in the center of the painting, you see their daughter with a green headpiece and brown tail looking longingly back at her young love.
The object of her affection is also accompanied by his two parents both with bright blue hair. 
Their son has a green bill, a blue eye and a brown body. He is making direct eye contact with his Juliet with a pining expression.
She is an only child princess from a rich powerful family, while he is lost among the tangle of his siblings, including the twins, the show off older brother and the family pet monkey.
At the very bottom of the painting is the evil witch who cast the spell of separation of the two lovers.
She has a very large blue face and golden hair
And since this is a parade of Witches and Warlocks there are at least 25 to be found in this painting.
See if you can find them.
The colors are pastel colors, pink, green blue, brown , yellow and purple.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Paintings - My Life on The Road to Arkansas and Symbolism of a Stag and The Child Within The Man

My Life on The Road to Arkansas   3 Feet by 4 Feet

This painting is of a two headed stag, one head dropped and serious and the other head raised and laughing.
Stags lower their antlers when ready to do battle.
This painting tells us in the game of life there are times to laugh and live, and times to do battle for what we want. This battle here indicates battles with self not with others as the figure is one.
The Stag is wearing a Cheongsam which is a traditional Chinese dress Cheongsam
A cheongsam can be worn for all occasion as they serve as a bridge between moderation and luxurious elegance
The color of the dress is Inchworm Green.
Inchworms lack appendages in the middle portion of their body, causing them to have a characteristic looping gait.
Looking closely at the journey one can see many faces interwoven in the journey path, both male and female.
The Child Inside the Man   3 Feet by 4 Feet
This painting is quite haunting and as such needs to be hung in a very large room, as the further you are from the painting, the more haunting it becomes.
It is literally a huge man with a child inside himself.
The child is reaching for a toy.
When viewed from a different perspective the child turns into a smiling mans face.
The colors are exquisite, a sunflower yellow, light teal and powder blue. 
The child is a dark dark red.

New Paintings

The Mighty Toilet Spirit Asks May I Help You With Your Bath   16" by 20"

Rise The Air is Always Clearer at The Top  16" by 20"

Oh To Be a Monkey Lying on a Hassock on a Tropical Island  5" by 7"

LSD Dreams and The Awakening of Your Soul   5" by 7"

With His Head in The Clouds Lord Chaucery Studies The Book of Kindness  5" by 7"

Here I Go a Caroling Among The Leaves So Green   5" by 7"

Each Painting Tells a Complex Story In One Frame / Modern Day Hieroglyphics

The Queen  36" by 48"
Each painting tells a complex story in one frame, and paintings are not complete until they do tell a story.
The story is not immediately revealed without intense study (a bit like Egyptian hieroglyphics), and the story revealed to one, may be a different story than what is revealed to another. 
The story I see revealed is the title of the painting.
I do not like to say that my interpretation is the correct interpretation, as I paint without regard to the story that is coming up.
By this I mean all of my paintings are metaphysical, meaning I do NOT intend subject matter.
I let the subject matter reveal itself as the painting progresses. 
For a little fun try to see what I see in the painting by the title. 
Four Amigos And A Baby In Search of The Treasure of The Sierra Madre or Any Other Treasure They Can Find  36" by 48"
Thought  36" by 48"

And now for the most fun of all by title (and for the biggest celebration the United States will ever see when it happens) 
USA And The Final Curtain For The Orange Man / The World Is Woke  36" by 48"

Monday, September 25, 2017

New Paintings Tiny Ones

Fine Art Haiku is fine art in miniature form.
A perfect pop of brilliant color telling a tiny tale.
All mini-haiku's measure 5" by 7".
More fun to collect than postage stamps, these tiny canvases let the collector come in at a much smaller price than larger canvases which run in the millions.
Each haiku is an original one of a kind painting on board, signed by the artist.
The price is $8,000 per painting.

 All new Mini-Haiku

Boy in Blue Scarf Hugs Dog in Pilgrims Hat  5" by 7"

Oh Those Girls in France They Sure Know How to Dance  5" by 7"
Save The Life of My Child 5" by 7"
By George I Think I Found It  5" by 7"
If You Let Him There Will Always Be an Orange Man Trying To Make You Sad - Resist  5" by 7"
Alien  5" by 7"
Never Swallow Evil
The Emergence of The Mighty Zoar

A Raspberry for The Dotard  5" by 7"

Additional Mini-Haiku can be viewed in the pages at the top of the blog labeled Mini-Haiku, Mini-Haiku Continued and Mini-Haiku Part 3 These pages are located until the title painting on the home page of the blog.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Paintings

Grandpa Has Come To Play Cause It's Happy Mexican Mickey Mouse Day  16" by 20"

Imperial Wizard Dragon  16" by 20"

Ultimate Courage Always Precedes Ultimate Success  16" by 20"
Delicate Creation on a Summer Porch  16" by 20"

When Light Hit Darkness Evil Flees  16" by 20"