Twining vines of grape brings in the structural magic of romance. For me the immediate inspiration to paint comes from the happiness that connects to the core rather than just random picking of brushes. From my daily 6 paintings, one of them I chose to paint a grape vine from picture that I took in Venice along the Grande Canal.
The beauty of the green leaves, their shapes and bunch of grapes made it so attractive for me to paint. Somehow plants make me smile and I have been academically connected with them. It also reminded me of grape vines in my childhood home. How happy I would be seeing the vines climb the wooden supports and pluck grapes with my siblings and parents. There would be buckets full of harvest that would also be shared with friends and neighbors delightfully. While painting a subject most artists like to bring their own vision into it. So did I will painting.
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We all have been gifted by the beautiful things around us. There is a magic in every little thing that will spring up your happiness. Feel them with your smile, breath, vision and warmheartedness. Don’t let them go unnoticed and you will see the essence of happiness that will shimmer. The beautiful world is open to you to admire like a beautiful tapestry staged with amazing motifs of nature and wealth of positivism. This photograph was taken at one of my vacations in Italy at Riccione Beach and I sang the song of joy !!!
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When I work my brushes to strokes, I want to create a statement. I painted this flower lady whom I saw by a street in Old Havana and she left a lasting impression. She looked relaxed piping her Cigar. I wanted to capture her traditional dress she wore- yellow silken long dress with a blue head gear. She seemed happy talking to passers by and carried a basket full of flowers and a musical instrument. What a charm she had !!. Painted in watercolours (Winsor and Newton pigments on Arches paper (100 % cotton). Size – 11×6.5 inch. Please leave a comment if you like 🙂 will be appreciated !! Thanks for stopping by my blog, follow me 🙂
In Havana, a pretty flower girl was seen in her traditional dress, waiting for customers and tourists who would be willing to pay her some money for a picture they took. She stood waiting at the center of square in Havana. What a lovely long dress she wore bright red in colour that would draw anyone’s attention. A head gear that completed the attire and held a flower basket on one arm and a Spanish fan on the other side to beat the scorching heat.
Painted the “Wating Flower girl’ in watercolous- Winsor and Newton pigments on Arches paper (100 % cotton). Size – 8×11 inch.
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The beauty of reflecting on a piece brings back memories. It also creates appreciation for regions and people around in this world. During the recent Cuba tour I and my daughter went on a sugarcane plantation trip which included a fun XX century steam train ride and sightseeing around Cardenas. As the steam train zipped through the villages, the simplicity of people was visible. Kids with their innocence gazed at the train carrying tourists passing by. I wanted to capture the scene as we passed through the villages in this painting. The variety of flora made me sing the ‘song of beauty’ that I got an opportunity to admire.
Painted this in watercolours on Arches paper (100% cotton) with Winsor and Newton pigments. Size- 10.5×5.5 inch.
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Saw an aged Cuban sitting on the stairs of an old building in Havana. His simple living was reflected in his personality. He was too cool to get photographed. I knew then, I would like to paint him when I am back home. He did not mind getting clicked couple of times. Showing he was easy being photographed by tourists.
Painted in Watercolours (Winsor and Newton pigments) on Arches paper (100 % Cotton), Size- 8×11.
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Painted ‘White Sand and Flip Flops’ on canvas 8×11 inch. in oils. It forms such a great memory from the vacation that any one can relate to. Once I am on the beach, I love to remove my flip flops. Seeing them embedded in the sand, soaked under the sun gives rays of relaxation. This painting can occupy anyone’s wall who has been to a beach vacation.
One of the best things in old Havana are the streets with colourful buildings and its Classic cars that people like to flash around. These have been in the country before 1950’s and can be seen in flashy colours. My todays painting was in acrylics- ‘Havana Street’ size- 20 x 30 inch. My focus here was to capture the essence of my travel and the wonderful time I had in Havana. Also I wanted to create texture and bring the brightness in the canvas.
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After all the travelling and vacations this summer, finally I am getting back to my studio to paint and spend more hours. Here I take the challenge of daily painting. Ever since I came from Cuba I have been painting the cars in my mind. Cuba apart from known for its Cigars and white sands it is known for it colourful classic cars. I got to take tons of pictures that I can use for reference for my paintings and form great memories. Today I painted a classic car that I believe to be from early 1950’s or much before. A very attractive small four door car stood outside the Celicia restaurant in Havana. The car had a perfect backdrop of plants and wall of the restaurant with thatched roofs. I am glad I painted using high quality material -it is painted on Arches watercolour paper (100% cotton) and Winsor and Newton watercolours. Size- 11×14 inch.