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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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.
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 🙂
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.