With the lightest of touches
And gentlest of tones
I let the beauty of nature
There is something about watercolours. One can be as playful with them as children with their first set of paints or restrained like somebody overly trained.
I find myself governed by my mood. Sometimes I am reckless and experimentative and confident enough to make the colours run riot, and at other times, like in the making of this one, I am almost sluggish. Enjoying every stroke and merging colours with a gentleness I don’t always possess.
All I understand about art has come to me by my own journey of creativity. It has come after putting aside innumerable voices, some true and some false telling me about what I can and cannot do…. And quite like the blooming of a Lotus, one petal at a time, I have opened myself up to what lies within me…. 😊
With every stroke I realise
Just how unique existence is
I woke up in the morning and was wondering about my sketch for the day when a beautiful photograph materialised on Facebook.
Without thinking twice, I made a quick watercolour and posted it in my album on FB titled, ‘A sketch a Day’ after giving due credit to the photographer for providing the inspiration.
In no time I received a message from an online magazine asking me if they could use my sketch, as I had no objection, the excerpt below is what they did with it!!
When the two art’s merge, The epic combination happens…..
Left Side Photograph.
Aayee Baarish !
The arrival of monsoons brings forth endless opportunities for photographers to capture the beauty of the season. Those dreamy, pastel shaded landscapes to interesting street scenes, just sit in a dingy corner of a roadside tea shop and watch the magic of rainy season. The only challenge remains the safety of camera equipment, especially lenses.
PC: Dev Raj Agarwal
Right Side Painting
It takes more than rain
To stop the forward march!
Drawing By Prenita Dutt
My sketchbook imparts the most positive life lessons for me….it tells me…
Ideas give excitement and cost nothing, therefore, stay excited 😊
Every sketch needs to see the light of day ☺️, without any judgement…🌿
The impatience outside is silenced within the calm of the pages 🐞
Every stroke matters…to complete a picture as unique as me🙃
If nothing is working… Turn over a new leaf 😀
Most importantly, if the book is over, don’t hesitate to start a new one!
And finally, never forget why you started this journey in the first place…
It was a grey day. Dark and overcast. I went to check on the Koi fish to see how they were doing and reassure myself that their pond had not overflown with the incessant night rain.
There was nothing in sight barring some bedraggled water Lillies and fat, round Lilly pads, collecting water… And then, as if on cue, a vibrant cloud of Koi appeared from under the leaves… Gorgeous, pure, graceful and languid…. Totally unaware of the surrounding drab and muddy weather, they were just sure of their own purpose… That of adding a spark to the environment in which they lived and in the only way they knew how 😊!