I know homes by the flowers that peep out of boundary walls during spring!
Sometimes I tell the driver, Bhaiya, uss gali me lena… And I am seldom disappointed. There, peeping through the concrete, would be the most startling creeper celebrating spring!
At other times, it is trees. I know which home would be surrounded by a blaze of orange Palaash or stunning yellow Laburnum or the cool of mauve Jacaranda.
There are strangers whose personality I try and discern through the wilderness they choose to have in front of their home or disciplined beds of color-coordinated flowers. It’s interesting.
So plant and let bloom, in you garden or in your balcony, these miracles of nature…For you never know who will change their path to include a view of them, on their way home and send a silent blessing your way!
The expanse of a lake filled with blooming Lotus can relax any mind. Even when painting in the studio, the feeling is similar. As I choose colors and blend them, moving way back to see if there is a sense of space in my canvas, I feel touched by an unknown power. It imparts peace and joy and a strange contentment that makes me feel complete… I want for nothing then, except to share that beautiful joy with others … ☺️🌼
Neatly lined pots, obediently blooming flowers, all bring an order to a world that seems to be becoming increasingly tumultuous…
It’s been a while since I started exploring the Lotus and Water Lilly in different mediums.
This is a new work that I am sharing. It was a spontaneous use of ink and watercolour merging together in interesting ways 🙂
These days, painting Water Lilly in various hues is the most exciting activity at the studio. Thick paint for the flowers and working on negative space to emphasize the unique leaves is truly a very satisfying activity 🙂