Like Maya Angelou said, one fantasy can transform a million realities!
And, what is art to me, but, that unlimited, unrestricted flight into realms of fantasy which calms and soothes the heart.
The moment I feel the paint flowing from my brushes, a shift occurs within when I feel I can siphon off my own imagination on to the canvas.
Time and effort hardly hinders anyone one on a creative journey, as I am sure many of you reading this will know.
The result of all our work, inspiration, imagination is well worth it.
This week I was painting on commission. And my theme was so well suited for me that I went to it with oodles of inspiration.
The lotus, that rising from the mud, pulled upwards by the light of the sun, is a beautiful metaphor for the human soul journeying to Awareness and light within.
I did two canvases, one in the typical Kerala mural art tradition, which is basically an age old tradition of painting seen on the walls of old temples, palaces using vegetable colors.
The modern version is done using acrylics as vegetable colors are hard to obtain and pretty expensive.
This was done using the smallest size brush, '000' and is 12" by 9". I was fortunate enough to have it bought by a German visitor. The entire background was done by stippling paint using the '000' size brush and I managed to use up quite a few of my brushes! :-)
The second canvas (12" by 9") is of a lotus pond and I used a different color palette here, as you can see.
Being in the mood for lotuses, how could I not add a stone lotus too?
So here is my stone lotus...perfect for placing before the pictures of gods in the pooja space.
That is my sharing for this week. Wishing all of you a happy weekend!