May 26, 2018

Connecting to the Sun

 A conversation with the sun, oil, 11 by 14 in hes
 A hillside sunset, oil, 12 by 16 inches
Wrapped in gold, 11 by 14 inches oil
In a way this post is about acknowledging and thanking the sun that is playing a definite role in my daily life. When I got very sick, I was asked to chant  "Aditya Hridayam Stotram" (a prayer of the Sun Lord) and it was composed by the great Sage Agastya. It is said that the stotram was composed when Agastya saw Rama being depleted of energy while fighting against Ravana in Ramayana. Well, When there is desperation for an outcome,  we would try beyond our belief systems, I did gain by doing so and I gradually realized the lighting up of the sun within.  Since then I have been in to surya Namaskar, the salutation to the sun with gratitude. Stepping out in to the morning sun and feeling the warm positive energy has been a priceless experience.

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"