March 11, 2018

Renewal

Bountiful Show, 11 by 14 inches oil

The embrace of spring, 11 by 14 inches, oil

Spring time in Sedona, 12 by 16 inches oil

Though winter was much appreciated for what it had to offer, I was looking forward to spring. I feel it is nature's way telling me to get ready for new beginnings,  renewal of energy, rebirth and rejuvenation. That includes the healing of broken hearts and wounded souls. Time spent on these works was truly blissful.






December 24, 2017

Winter and Sunrise

Winter and Sunrise, 16 by 20 inches oil

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!

November 15, 2017

Wilderness Sojourn







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.

August 5, 2017

Some Seaside stories

Zen, 8 by 10 inches oil
"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 time"





July 19, 2017

My Artfinder Gem/ Andrii Bilonozhko

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!

I 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
I 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 faultless!
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.
 
The CourtYard

Some times the abstractness he brings in with his subjects so well known to us is intriguing like in the above work "Courtyard. 

The steps

Countless 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!

The Drainpipe

The 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!