Feb 17, 2018

Guanyin Paintings, Kuan Yin Art by Lita Kelley

Of the numerous Bodhisattva in Buddhism, Guanyin, aka Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin, Quan Am, Kannon, etc, is the one that resonates with me the most.  Although she goes by many names depending on region, she is the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and she is one of my two yidam, the other being Tara.

Of my numerous Buddhist art artworks, few of them are of Guanyin and I intend on creating more.
Guanyin Paintings, Kuan Yin Art by Lita Kelley
Guanyin Paintings, Kuan Yin Art by Lita Kelley
Guanyin Paintings, Kuan Yin Art by Lita Kelley

Jan 29, 2018

Om Mani Padme Hum

  Of all the Buddhist mantra, Om Mani Padme Hum is my favorite, because it's associated with my yidam, Guan Yin. ( Kuan Yin / Avalokiteshvara ). I even have it tattooed on my arm, and I walked down the aisle at my wedding to Imee Ooi's beautiful musical rendition of Om Mani Padme Hum.  A very powerful mantra for compassion.

Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ / ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ / ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ
This colorful Om Mani Padme Hum art artwork by Lita Kelley is painted in Tibetan Utchen, Bhutanese Dzongkha script within a colorful geometric abstract background, ཨོཾ་མ་ཎི་པདྨེ་ཧཱུྃ.

Om Mani Padme Hum is found inscribe in rocks, walls and stones throughout Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.    This artwork is available on museum quality canvas prints, posters and more.

Jan 28, 2018

Kuan Yin in Modern Buddhist Art

  Not only do I create artworks and paintings of Buddha, my Buddhist art also includes my main yidam, Guan Yin, aks Kuan Yin, & Avalokiteshvara, etc among other names depending on country and school or tradition of Buddhism.  I myself am of Tibetan Mahayana, Vajrayana Buddhism traditions.  Kuan Yin is the Bodhisattva of compassion and is the one Bodhisattva within the entire Buddhist pantheon that I most identify with.  She is called Avalokiteshvara & Chenrezig, and is the Bodhisattva from which Tara was born, my second yidam.

Here's some of my Kuan Yin art, available as wall art on canvas prints, posters, framed art prints and more.

Kuan Yin Buddhist Art Just Love, by Lita KelleyKuan Yin Buddhist Art Goddess of Compassion, by Lita Kelley

Guan Yin Buddhist Art Bodhisattva of Compassion, by Lita Kelley

Jan 26, 2018

Horse Paintings

One night while on the phone with my daughter, I told her about my art website that I was working on and she said "you should paint pictures of horses", because she loves horses and works on a farm, and she even owns her own horse, a wild Mustang named Lakota, procured through the US bureau of land management, so, I painted one of her horse Lakota, and a trio of wild horses, both of which are available for purchase as fine art prints wall art on Canvas, specialty print papers and other fine materials.  Check out my horse paintings below. 

Lakota.  Horse Painting by Lita Kelley

Wild & Free:  Horses painting by Lita Kelley

Jan 24, 2018

Namaste Wall Art

Namaste, sometimes spoken as Namaskar, Namaskaram is a respectful form of greeting in Hindu custom, found on the Indian subcontinent mainly in India and Nepal and among the Indian diaspora. It is used both for salutation and valediction.

Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest. This gesture is called Añjali Mudrā or Pranamasana.
Namaste can be spoken without the bow, however, the bow is more formal and is considered to be respectful, especially when directed towards an elder or a person of importance.

Add some zen and bright pastel color to your living room walls, office walls, or even your yoga studio with my Namaste wall art, available in 3 different colors.  Buddha sits in meditation against zen stones with a lotus flower to the side in this beautiful painting and it's available for purchase as a museum quality canvas print, or choose from any of the fine papers & other materials available, with or without frame, shipped worldwide and with 30 day money back guarantee.

Namaste Wall Art Namaste Wall Art Namaste Wall Art

Jan 23, 2018

2018 Chinese New Year Greeting Cards

Don't forget your Chinese New Year greeting cards.  2018 is year of the dog.  Wish your loved ones good fortune and new year happiness with a Chinese New Year greeting card.  Chinese New Year is February 16th.

不要忘記你的中國新年賀卡。 2018年是狗的一年。 用一張農曆新年賀卡祝愿你的親人幸福,新年快樂。 中國新年是2月16日。
New Year Happiness Chinese New Year Greeting Card
New Year Happiness Chinese New Year Greeting Card
Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Greeting Card
Year of the Dog Chinese New Year Greeting Card
Chinese Lanterns Good Fortune Chinese New Year Greeting Card
Chinese Lanterns Good Fortune Greeting Card

Jan 22, 2018

Modern Buddhist Art

Green Buddha.  A modern, contemporary Buddhist art artwork by Lita Kelley     As a practicing Buddhist artist, I find it a great meditative practice to create Buddhist works of art, consequently, a large bulk of my art works are modern, contemporary Buddhist art artworks.

These modern Buddhist art artworks are the pieces that fill me with the most joy and I really think people would love them on their living room walls, and even hanging on an office wall, or anywhere else someone would like to hang up a modern Buddhist art artwork.

Just Be.  A modern, contemporary Buddhist art artwork by Lita Kelley
I sell art prints on my website, well, at least I have been trying to sell fine art prints of my Buddhist art, however, the printer who prints  my artworks, Fine Art America,  for some reason, when searching for modern Buddhist art there, contemporary Buddhist art or any other terms one would use to find Buddhist art, for some reason only shows visitors the sub par, mediocre stuff that's not even quality work, and the majority of works that come up in the search aren't even Buddhist at all.  I searched for modern Buddhist art and was shown low quality, poor artworks of Egyptian stuff and even the statue of Liberty among several other unrelated images...     Fine Art America's search is terrible as it does
Loving Kindness.  A modern, contemporary Buddhist art artwork by Lita Kelley
not always show the best art.

  So, here I am writing this blog post so that my modern Buddhist art can be found by people looking to buy contemporary Buddhist wall art to hang on their walls, and with some luck and effort, just maybe this post will be found in Google searches..

Namaste Buddha Zen.  A modern, contemporary Buddhist art artwork by Lita Kelley  These 4 images are just a few of my Buddhist artworks. All my modern Buddhist art is in a collection on my website.   Clicking on any of the 4 images in this post will take you to that images page on my site.  All my art is available for purchase as a museum quality fine art print on stretched canvas, specialty, archival, acid free papers, wood, metal & more.   I hope you like my art enough to buy a print.   I have been working really hard at trying to promote myself so that I may become successful as an artist.

If you love Buddha as much as I do and would love some Buddhist art prints to hang on your walls, please visit me at www2.litakelley.com

Please be kind and share this post on your social media, etc.  As an emerging and starving artist, I need all the help I can get since I am starting at the bottom and trying to expand my reach.

Jan 21, 2018

Herbal Tea Art

Fresh Herbal Tea Wall Art
Not only am I an artist, but I also love herbal tea.  I am heavily into herbal medicine and enjoy a variety of herbal teas on a daily basis.

I even collect tea pots too/  I originally designed and created this Fresh Herbal Tea wall art for my own kitchen wall decor, and now it's available to you for your own kitchen wall, or if you own a tea shop or restaurant, it would look fantastic on your restaurant's walls.

This fresh herbal tea art has a vintage, distressed shabby-chic look and feel, complete with a twig of herbs and a teapot.

Not only is this beautiful herbal tea art available as wall art for home decor,  but is also available as an herbal tea tote bag or herbal tea mug perfect for drinking your own herbal tea.

Jan 18, 2018

Portrait of John Lennon

Portrait of John Lennon Are you a John Lennon fan?  Check out my digital portrait painting of the infamous lead vocalist of The Beatles, John Winston Ono Lennon.

This portrait of John Lennon is available for purchase on museum quality fine art canvas,  specialty acid-free photo papers and other fine materials and products.

It's not easy trying to choose which John Lennon song is your favorite, but mine is Imagine.  What's your favorite John Lennon song?  Leave a comment below and let me know.  Thanks.

Jan 14, 2018

Portrait Painting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Portrait Painting of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Since tomorrow January 15th is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday, there's no better day to promote my painted portrait of the man himself.

This portrait painting of Dr. Martin Luther King jr is available for purchase on museum quality fine art canvas prints, framed photo prints and more, and is available in a variety of sizes.

Click here to check it out.

You can also buy the totebag

Happy Martin Luther King jr day.

Jan 10, 2018

Throw Pillows for Home Decor and Interior Design

Abstract orange ethnic tribal stripes pattern throw pillow

I've been creating abstract patterns and textiles based art & design this past week because I think they look great for throw pillows, perfect for home decor and interior design.

The best part is, you can purchase the matching canvas print for on the wall behind the sofa to go with the throw pillows.  Now wouldn't that look amazing. :)

This abstract orange ethnic tribal stripes design is just one of several throw pillows available.

See more at Throw Pillows by Lita Kelley

Jan 3, 2018

Young Buddhist Monks. Original Art by Lita Kelley

Young Buddhist Monks.  Original Art by Lita Kelley
Young Buddhist Monks.  Original Art by Lita Kelley
Creating art is the easy part. Especially when I create beautiful works of art like these young Buddhist monks.  This is the kind of stuff that makes me happy. 

Selling art on the other hand, that's the hard part, which is why I started this blog, to help get word out and find people that will be interested in my art.   There are 3 different paintings in this series, each is available in different sizes, on canvas, or photo prints, and more.  
You can view them on my website at http://www2.litakelley.com ,

Which one do you like the best?  
  1.  Young Buddhist Monk
  2. Buddhist Monk
  3. Young Monk