The set is complete… It’s been a joy to paint and put in little fish and make some Lotus bloom in the vicinity of the studio… 😊
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 😊
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
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 … ☺️🌼
Created my favourite Lotus with acrylic and Gesso today. Great fun!
Anything new, infuses the mind with amazing excitement and recklessness. It’s a very important ingredient to any sort of creative endeavour.
My next job is to figure out the best way to frame these colourful squares 🙂