Talking about writing that goes well with my painting or a quote gives me a deep sense of satisfaction. On one of my vacations as I sat by a large window in Charlottesville, enjoying the beauty of woods I wrote and painted:
“Deep in the woods, with every thumped footstep.
The golden leaves rustled, breaking the natures silence.
Sun rays pierced through the trees and sparkled the fallen leaves.
The pine cones are joyous
That make me whistle and sing “
No matter where you are, at your home, in your studio or at vacation you see beauty in little things that drive you to compose and make more. Your ideas begin to bubble big. I put lot of my time in thinking especially when I am composing a little illustration to go with my quote or a poem I have written. There is abundance of joy and you devote your time into it.
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.
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.