( Picture from my kitchen counter)
Colours can inspire you in many big ways. The picture at the top was taken immediately when I noticed joy in my mood and I wanted to share with you power of colours. This also makes the colours to be used specifically for specific occasions and tasks. It is a non verbal communication that can bring a change from situation to situation. They have a healing power and make you journey of life empowered.
- They can inspire you in your LEARNING, CREATIVITY and CONFIDENCE levels.
- They influence your moods.
- Colour deprivation can lead to be non inspiring and non stimulating in positive actions
Have you ever noticed when you are feeling low or stressed, colours can bring a a change in the mood. Even though it could be momentary, they can help in bringing a change in your mind set. When you are having a stressful conversation, that could relate to work/home/relationships bring your notice to the colours around you and experience the change in your mind set.
- Yellow is one of my favorite colour as it brings positive feeling and encourages creativity.
- Red creates alertness, excitement and energize you.
- Blue creates sense of well being and inhibits your appetite.
- Brown brings a sense of relaxation and reduces fatigue
- Orange increases your alertness.
- Green makes you calm.
- Off white helps in maintaining attention.
- Purple colour makes you calm.
HOPE YOU WILL GET INSPIRED AND LOVE THE ESSENCE OF COLOURS !!
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(Painting in watercolors, September 2015)
I am writing here for a beautiful day for everyone. We have to lift our spirits every morning especially getting inspired by nature peeking through the window and looking at the beautiful sky and here I wanted to share from my journal:
The flattering sunshine
Invites to smile,
Carrying the joyous
Kissing the Hope
And brightening day.
Have a blessed Day !!
Sketch of the aged pole and the green vines I met
Hi ! 🙂
Before I go to to bed I want to share this experience with you from last year in the month of July. We all know nature is beautiful. But do we think what makes it so beautiful ?.
Last year on my visit to Saskatoon, I had few hours before I would hit the road with my family to drive back to Calgary where I live. Within those few hours I wanted to enjoy the outdoors of Saskatoon near the Downtown where we had our stay and I chose to be close to the South Saskatchewan river to enjoy the river and the trail that runs near the Saskatchewan Crescent East lined by the huge beautiful bungalows and the trees.
As I strolled by the Meewasin Trail I stumbled on this aged pole, telling me it had been there standing alone facing the changing weather under the sky. The pole was surrounded by the green vines, the wild tall growing grass and the smiling purple fragile flowers. I stood there to admire. Though it looked withered it said to me —
“Sun or rain, stay strong. Focus on the positives around you. I am fresh inside, admire the joys and beauty around me.” Majority of plants show rejuvenation, they get back after they have encountered with stress.
Yes I had to sketch the pole I met and me think and learn.
Everyday nature teaches us numerous lessons that we can incorporate in our daily lives. By being mindful and thoughtful we need to have an open heart to get inspired and motivated from nature.
Love Nature !!!
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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.
It is fortunate when you can recognize the beauty for your strength and joy.
Get inspired and inspire others. Stay Joyful !
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Why do I paint nature ?
Painting nature is not simply talking about the surroundings around. For me it is more to do with my inner well being.
When I look at nature in any form I feel a sense of completely immersed into it. There is feeling of inner peace and joy that settles into my equilibrium. I just want my brushes to capture that moment. There is an immense pleasure that can be reflected in freshness of soul. As an artist you are not allowing the worldly negative distractions to muddle you.
The inner joy translates into the vision that an artist can see. There is lot of other emotions attached to the painting. You want to create a balance of colors, elements, fine strokes on paper or canvas. As an artist, if I am not getting that vision it makes me redo my strokes until I create a balance that I want to gain my vision like a playful sea saw in a playground.
I want to celebrate life through painting. I believe happiness and your inner well being makes your sails go in the right direction, not only for yourself but also for people around you. You are focusing on the brighter side of life and discovering yourself.
I often think is painting my way of outlet of expression of healing- my moving into a completely different surroundings and changing my thriving career. So that there are never regrets and I can simply see the beauty around me that brings happiness. With each painting I can see myself growing. There is an immense gratitude that I want to express.
Through my thoughts, I hope you can sense and understand the importance of expression and inner well being through passion that cannot be detached.
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(Picture taken at Donald Trumph Winery, Virginia)
I absolutely love this shot. There is silence and still calls for being surrounded by warmth of beauty of nature. The tall trees talking to each other casting their shadows as the sun hits the east. The vast wineries in the background are golden in the sunshine taking their time to relax before they show their leaves and fruits in full production.
Reasons artists date with solitude :
1.We get to process our thoughts and see it the way we want to see the world. Rarely do we get to do when we are living in a world surrounded by hustle and bustle of responsibilities and activities. Our thoughts and emotions are trapped and controlled by the web of other thinkers and views around us.
2.We like to make a connection with our right side of brain that is known to bring peace. Subconsciously we build up this connection. Artists can be left in solitude as they are aware the peace that they are building and at the same time expressing themselves through art.
3.Embracing solitude is a skill which can be handled well even when you are social animal. You manage to take out time, it could be for few minutes in a day that reflects your thoughts and expression.
I know, I have lot of responsibilities at home front and work but I have skilled in finding space for myself I can say 🙂
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Energy is anything which evokes a reaction within you. Anything that makes you feel good, keeps you happy, helps you to transit through hard times, keeps your spirits high and will be a factor contributing to being positive. Practicing being positive keeps you away from the negative spectrum of sadness, jealousy, low self esteem. One can obtain positive energy though meditation, creative writing, art, singing, getting closer to nature, focusing on gratitude and the gifts rendered in life to name some of the ways.
When you constantly take in the positive energy from the surroundings it will be visible to the outer world through your actions everyday. Positive energy is not spiritual but something we are creating daily through our day to day actions. Realize the things that make you feel good. If nature makes you feel good, try getting outdoors and getting closer to flowers, waterfalls, mountains or water.
The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is looking at the sky through my window and appreciating the changing colors, patterns of clouds as the sun rises and the vastness of horizons. And most importantly I find positive energy through art. Through which I can express the beauty and be positive
As an artist you express using different shapes and values of colors. You find peace with every stroke of brush. The above painting was done in medium watercolors, inspired by the Albertan landscape. The moment you admire the surrounding landscape, you want to capture it through art. Your vision is through the colors. Like in the above painting I wanted to create a misty foggy evening when the sun begins to set and preferred to values of purple and blue. Yellow for the sunshine that fades away eventually with sunset.
Today I took the liberty of keeping the sketchbook in lap in my bedroom instead of my studio. It meant replenishing the inner urge of expression and freedom of thoughts through art. I used charcoal as a medium for throwing my thoughts of the landscape I saw two days ago.
Sketching a beautiful healthy horse grazing the dry grass as the snow melted, meant for me the existence of strength and grace of the living form. I am not happy with the clouds in my sketch but it does identify the vast skies and the bounties of nature that we can rely upon for the joys and the moments of wellness. To add some character I felt the need of adding few pine trees far off.
Art is a form of language that an artist uses to express what he feels about the surroundings or thoughts. It is a way of communication with the viewer, no matter what the medium is. Creating art only for the sake of selling can take away the motivation and restricting your self expression. Many times you also feel the need of experimentation that may lead to a beautiful creation of creativity. There is an excitement created with every piece of art, as it stirs the emotion of critique.
Myself expressing through art in a very unchained form of restrictions and environment.
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