For me, winter is the time when I contemplate on the year spent and get ready with hope for the new year. Hope, that this winter sunrise promises. Wishing one and all love and peace, a happy year ahead!
I havent posted here for a long time! But I am in touch with all the blogs I enjoy. I had a great vacation to Masai Mara recently and I wanted to do a few landscapes from the trip. Including people or animals in to my landscapes is not my forte. But I still went ahead doing it.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is an area of preserved savannah wilderness
in southwestern Kenya,. Its animals include lions, cheetahs, elephants,
zebras and hippos. Wildebeest traverse its plains during their annual
migration. The landscape has grassy plains and rolling hills, and is
crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. The area nearby is dotted with
villages of Maasai people.
"The ocean waters is still.. so is her mind, And the soul enriched a bit more.!"
Spent quite some time at the sea recently and could not keep myself away from trying some stories! I took a few photos and changed the characters , keeping the backgrounds as they were. Switching over to figurative did rejuvenate me and I cant wait to be back doing landscapes again!
Feeling the Unfathomable, 8 by 10 inches oil
"Yes, at least feel it if not be able to measure it!"
Looking Within , 8 by 10 inches oil
"When the what is in front gets unfathomable, looking within is possible!"
Treasure Hunt, 8 by 10 inches oil
"Only when we explore, shall we come across the treasures of life!"
Together we stand, oil, 8 by 10 inches
"Together they stand for a photograph, but that very moment could be
relived later at any stage of their lives, the memory stands the test of
This blog post is not about my own
paintings for a change! And it still feels excited two reasons! Because
it is for a competition announced by ARTFINDER that I want to participate in and because I get to write about one of my favorite artists!
havent written about any artist"s works so far though I have made some
strong connections with so many of them..One such strong connection
happened with the beautiful works of the artist from Ukraine Andrii Bilonozhko
am a person of vibrant colors and I still can not understand why his
black and white works touched my soul! The law of Physics? May be I
truly saw some 'colors" there in my mind"s eye. His compositions are
very unique. Each one is so different from the other and stand with its
own solid story. I am so fond of stories and who is not! I seem to
travel in to his creations surrealistically and my imagination runs wild
with my own stories, exploring
the nooks and corners, sometimes making me nostalgic with my own past
experiences, sometimes with my future goals and desires to be fulfilled
and of course sometimes the most precious present. I
think spontaneity is the prominent element I find in every subject he
deals with and which I am attracted to. Moreover the technically sound
aspects of his photography which I am not aware of, but which I feel
intuitively make his works
I would love to talk about a few of his
works at least though I could write pages about everything else he has
created. The few works that got really deep in to me.
The Ladder in the old house
His new work " The ladder in the old house"
took me straight to my childhood. I had several cousins that I grew up
with and all of us together used to visit our grand father's house
during summer. His old house had a a very similar ladder that ended up
to an wooden attic.This attic was our favorite place to play hide and
seek, god knows how many times I have slipped down that ladder, yet, the
ladder played a big role for my summer vacations! See, this is how I
could immediately connect to the above work.
Some times the abstractness he brings in with his subjects so well known to us is intriguing like in the above work "Courtyard.
times might I have walked up and down the steps in my home but never
once paused to admire its structure and perspective! I did exactly that
with his awe inspiring work "Steps", the light and shade he has achieved accentuates the form so well!
drain pipe in my balcony clogs so often and each time after the rain I
need to unclog it from the falling leaves from the tree above .I almost
hate it as lifeless and mundane. The same Drainpipe becomes a hero through his lenses! How can I not admire it! I dont hate my drainpipe anymore!
In awe that I am with his works, my senses work over time and introduce me to a new experience each time I visit his profile.
I hope you take a look at his masterpieces and hope you enjoy as much as I do! Feel free to enjoy the other artworks as well, some of them are mind blowing!
Took a temporary departure from landscapes to figurative to avoid stagnation that I was beginning to feel! My
existence in Oman is very much connected to the pigeons that visit me
everyday at the window. First I spent hours looking at them and later on
began to converse with them, these conversations became a habit! Trying to say a story with just two characters, the lady and the pigeon. The story is also left to the viewers imagination to elaborate further!
I have always enjoyed art from an early age. I paint because I love the process the most. It has been a self learning experience and I am enjoying my journey of constant learning and creating. Thank you for visiting.