December 20, 2018

The Mother of God

Mary, 8 by 8 inches , oil
Christmas is around the corner and it has always been special to me, for the spiritual connection I have made and the experiences I have enjoyed. The inspiration to come up with this painting is from my trips to the Vatican, Pantheon, Duomo Cathedral ,Florence and Blue Mosque, Isthanbul. I have enjoyed the divine mother by various artists and here is mine. 
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and a great year ahead!

November 27, 2018

Resting

Resting, Oil, 12 by 16 inches
Without rest, there is no rejuvenation and without rejuvenation there is no strength left to continue the journey.
A lovely morning at the Muscat beach, the resting boats reinstated the above thought! 
I am feeling  rejuvenated and upbeat! Plenty of rest has done me good. The laziness to blog is hopefully gone!

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!