"Never forget your real identity. You are a luminous conscious stardust being forged in the crucible of cosmic fire." -- Deepak Chopra
From the 'Diamond Portrait Series', this painting is the 'Portrait of Luminosity'. A bright and luminous oval cut yellow diamond of epic proportions!
Just like my jewelry creations, my diamond paintings tell a story. The 'Portrait of Luminosity' diamond painting is a tribute to life that is luminous and a beauty within us that we radiate. I hope as you look into the hypnotic depths of this painting, you see your luminous self reflected in it. After all, we are conductors of light, our true nature is luminous!
The yellow color of the diamond in this painting is no ordinary yellow. It is a Fancy Vivid Yellow! In the realm of fancy color diamonds, it is the most luminous of all colors. It's optimistic, warm and positive. I felt a deep inner joy as I painted this over a two month period and I hope you feel the same as you view it.
Details create the big picture. If you are one who cares passionately about details, you will understand me here. The 'Portal of Luminosity' painting is 5-feet tall, highly nuanced with ultra-magnified facets.
Here are a few images of the painting and process! Enjoy...!
"Having worked with diamonds my entire life, I can easily say that diamonds have personality, just like we humans have. This idea intrigues me and one reason why in my paintings diamonds are not specimens, they have story and soul. In the Diamond Portrait Series, I explore what makes a diamond a diamond. Through diamond portraitures, I hope to tease out the personality, the deep insight and essence that these diamonds carry within and even express my emotions towards them. For me it's more than an insatiable need to record, it's like having an intimate conversation. As you look at these portraits, I am certain you will find your own conversation with them." -- Reena Ahluwalia