October 8, 2010

Sky is not the limit!

Acrylic on paper sized 7' 'by 10". With a a short drive of under an hour from downtown San Francisco, one can enjoy Muir woods, a beautiful, ancient redwood forest that is fabulously unique. The forest floor is damp and cool, the trees seem to reach out for all the sun that they can get, some patches of light falling on the ground here and there.Most of the trees here are about 800 to 1000 years old and the tallest tree is about 252 feet high. We stood like miniatures next to these gigantic trees.
The trees seemed like touching the sky..more like ambitious men and women trying to reach their goals in life. But is sky the limit when man has explored the space! I feel that we should not be bound by any limits when we try to reach a goal. As long as we believe in ourselves, there is no limit to what we can achieve, I believe so!

27 comments:

  1. Hai
    Truly inspiring post, thanks for the morning inspiration

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  2. What a great painting and nice composistion! I love the woods and wooded areas. Inspiring too. -Joe

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  3. I especially love this. My oldest son lives about 10 minutes away in Mill Valley. We have taken our granddaughter there for walks when we visit. You did such a great job on this! I think that's me in the pink jacket.

    Love this, love this.

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  4. oh and I have to say to do that light and darks like you did in this piece, takes a lot of talent...you captured it so well. If I can find a pic I have of that time I'll put it up at my art blog.

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  5. You have captured this scene, beautifully, Padmaja! I really like the texture in this painting. I can imagine the feel of the greenery in this. The other thing that really impresses me is the dappled light you captured, here. Awesome.

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  6. Padmaja...wonderful. Looking at the painting I can feel that I am there on the spot and between those trees. Very detailed work and beautiful greens. I even spotted 3 people hiking there. Very inspiring.

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  7. this is lovely.it looks so real, shades of trees & the whole scenery it atually gives the feel of dampness in woods . really very impressive work.

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  8. I love this one... Its so amazing that you write so well... too !! Wow! Touch our heart.. :-)

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  9. I like the feel of the shadow underneath the trees.

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  10. Gr8 Padmaja...love the picture...I visited Muir woods 2 years ago you really captured it.
    I am waiting for Maa Saraswati picture. Thanks for stopping by at my space.

    Happy Durga Puja

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  11. Wonderful painting, Padmaja! Looks so realistic.

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  12. Nice Padmaja...lovely pic as always! Thanks a ton for all your sweet comments on my blog! Wish you a very Happy Navaratri and Durga Puja :)

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  13. I thought this was a photograph at first Padmaja! It is incredible.

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  14. You did a wonderful job of capturing the values and color of this area. I was there many, many years ago and I agree with you about how inspiring it is to walk in such majesty.

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  15. Padmaja, I lived outside of San Francisco late '80's and visited Muir Woods, It is a magical place..and you've captured it beautifully. thank you for the memories.

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  16. Every single post of yours make me go Oh my god.This is one of my favourite places to go visit.I have a fridge magnet and a book from this place.Your painting looks like a picture.Paddy(if i can call u that) your amazing.

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  17. You certainly nailed this painting Padmaja. I visited Muir Woods many years ago and this painting brought back many memories. Love the way the light passes through the trees and shades the grounds.

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  18. Muir Woods is a beautiful place and you have captured the feeling of walking among its trees. I really like the vibrant color in all your work.
    I'm so glad you found my blog for it led me to yours!

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  19. For a moment when I saw it... I thought it was a real photo. How real could you get. Love it.

    Anything with tree and leaves strikes me hard and has me humbled.

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  20. A beautiful artwork!I like the vibrant green here.The forest indeed looks so inviting..!

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  21. I came over from Inspiration All Around to comment on your relections painting (which I don't think you posted here yet) but saw this and said "wow". I have stood there in Muir Woods and your painting brings me back there instantly. Love this work, the light as it bounces off the foliage. And the path (with it's railings) just invites me to walk down it. Great job.

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  22. Pad... this is awesome! I thought it was a photo when it first came up on my screen.

    Loved your comments.... somehow to be among the trees is a wonderful thing.

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  23. painted beautifully...like the texture of the redwood trees! have a great day!

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  24. I actually thought it was a photo too... In fact I ditto everything that Teresa wrote!!!

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  25. This looks so real. I like the way you have made a sincere attempt to show a glimpse of the sky, although the lush green is prominent. Lovely piece of art! A very nice description as well :)
    Muir Woods is simply so serene!

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  26. I've been on this path... Your painting, like the real thing, is peaceful and calming.

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  27. Wow..stunning..it is wonderful exploring your creative archives! I love this piece..the forest feels like home to me..a beautiful soulful place..your painting is fantastic and beautiful!
    Victoria

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