I saw a photograph on instagram some weeks ago. I admired it and then forgot about it. Or so I thought, till I was facing a blank canvas and just started working on it with no particular image in mind. Then out popped the flowers from the subconscious and made their merry way onto it!
The creative mind and it functioning never ceases to amaze me… The less I interfere, the more unique it becomes and the more it has to say… 😊!
Working on a set of 6 paintings all one square foot in size. It’s an immersive experience, moving from one to another, adding a detail here, refining a stroke there.
The power of a painting to pull you into its world is still something miraculous to me. It’s ability to soothe and smooth all the wrinkles the world brings about, is enormous.
When my subject is the Lotus and the Koi fish, it feels like I am knee deep in water with them. Sharing their space… Living in their world before I leave it and walk into mine….
Pure joy 😊
Of late, the only reason I scan the papers is for inspiration. The reading material leaves me sad, invairably. But, it is in photographs from around the world that I find some connect with humanity and beauty.
It is beautiful to sit by oneself and just let thoughts meander out from within and flow on to the canvas… The result is peace giving.
I have never been disappointed when this urge enters me. It might be at the end of my day, and a desire might arise to just doodle with a certain colour.
I look at it as a beautiful blessing…one that never fails to soothe and give peace 😊