November 23, 2015
October 30, 2015
Glitter, 8 by 10 inches, oil
All that glitters is certainly not gold, I got to enjoy the glittering water in one of the beaches of Oman.The sun was bright even in the early morning and by noon every particle of water had literally turned in to diamonds!
"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost, the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost"
September 26, 2015
Solo flight, 8 by 10 inches , oil
Yesterday I was rearranging my books with no intention to read anything, but this book just popped out of the shelf and I couldnt resist reading it one more time! Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.Finished reading it and took out my paints to paint this one with my thoughts about the book still lingering.One particular quote connected to me so much, I am sharing it here.
September 8, 2015
8 by 6 inches oil
I am used to so many colorful blooms in Bengaluru that when I am in Muscat I keep searching for color and at once such instance I found this red jewel midst the rather bushy dry vegetation. Such a wonder I thought, no one watered it, none cared to stop and observe it, but it held high in perfect uniqueness, fragrance intact and in complete solitude even with the others that did not relate to it.After finishing the painting today, as a coincidence I read this quote on Lolomente's blog, that seemed so apt for this painting.
"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
August 22, 2015
8 by 10 inches, oil on canvas board
If I have nothing else to do, I browse through my vacation pictures, that take me back to the memories and fun times! That led to the above painting this week. The Citadel that sits on the highest hill of Amman, Jordon.The giant standing pillars are the remains of the Roman Temple of Hercules that was built during the reign of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 161–80).The citadel is in the heart of the downtown Amman, so it is like enjoying the coexistence of the past and the present. Thanks for looking!