January 5, 2012

The rhythm of the valley

An oil on canvas 20 by 22 inch, Yosemite valley is a glacial Valley in Yosemite National Park, in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of California.The valley is surrounded by high granite summits and densely forested with pines.

Every place has a rhythm of its own. Yosemite valley makes you feel the vibes of a perfect balance of harmony in nature. I have tried to convey these vibes through much simplified shapes and intuitive colours in this effort. The result is no where near to what you feel in the valley, but at least it is an effort :-)

I remember Gandhi's words here.."Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment"

I thank all of you who have motivated and supported me all the year 2011 through, to keep sharing my thoughts and art !

I painted this just before I left Bangalore and it was bought by a very dear friend. I moved from Bangalore to Muscat, Oman this week and now the first thing is to find where I can get my art materials :-)

36 comments:

  1. Wow..

    where and how do you sell them ..

    all the best in the new place.. take care

    Bikram's

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  2. Wow! You are living in some very fascinating places! I'm envious! The painting is wonderful. I love the flow of the colors. It has such an inspirational feeling to it. Very nice!

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  3. Quite a beautiful piece, Padmaja! It has a prehistoric quality and a movement hinting at time passages. Truly awe inspiring and I hope that I can visit this place one of these days!

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  4. I love the glow in the painting and how the colors transition. All the best in the new place and wishes for a wonderful 2012!

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  5. I can feel the awe that you have for the place,yes,you have done it justice! Beautiful shapes and colours.The quote by Gandhi is something I will remember and carry with me.

    Best wishes for 2012 my friend!

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  6. Nice work.May 2012 witness more of paintings.
    I wish you find Muscat comfortable and to your liking

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  7. Beautiful your valley. Very fabulous glow in your painting and marvelous colors. Love it.
    Lovely greet
    Marja (The Netherlands)

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  8. I can see why your friend bought this painting, Padmaja!! What a beauty!! I visited Yosemite a few times and in awe every moment!! You have captured the beauty of Yosemite and it is my favorite already!!! Congratulations!!

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  9. Your paintings has a lovely glow to it. I am dying to see Yosemite.

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  10. Padmaja, loved this simplistic version of yosemite valley, feel inspired to visit this place. The harnomy of color and shapes came out perfect. Also felt the overwhelming height of the mountain! Enjoy your posts always.

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  11. The title is great as is the painting. I also loved the quote by Ghandi. I shall have to share that with my 18 year old daughter who wants everything today. Smile! Not sure she will understand though till much later. Thanks Padmaja for visiting the other day and for your kind words. Always a pleasure. God bless, ross

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  12. I like this very much. I see so many pictures of the Yosemite Valley, and this one is unique. I think you have captured some of the non-visual experience in your painting.

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  13. U are right satisfaction lies in effort...Just love the shades u have painted for the sky and mountains,amazingggggg.

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  14. Padmaja, this is a new favorite for me, up there with the Banyan Tree I like so much. You certainly captured the rhythm of this place and the idea of peace. Love the colors you chose to use. You pulled off a remarkable painting with these simple shapes. I love this.

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  15. Wonderful mix of colors and great feeling of distance. An apparently simple piece of art but superbly painted. Love it!

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  16. Love the colors, the perspective and the way you have painted it. Just fabulous.

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  17. Amazing feel of depth here. And harmony, yes.

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  18. Ooh! this does have such harmony and such a peaceful feeling.

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  19. This is a wonderful painting. I love the simplified layered look. Bravo!

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  20. A wonderful flow to this wonderful piece, Padmaja!
    Hope you get settled in soon...and find where to get plenty of painting material!! :)

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  21. Just beautiful...lovely patterns & the colours...nice work!

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  22. The flow is simple, and peaceful, and beautiful, is that a small waterfall on the right? I am happy to be following your blog going into a new year.
    Robin

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  23. Love the lines & the colors, very soothing. And so glad to see you back on your blog! Good luck with the new location!

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  24. Lovely painting! Wishing you a happy New Year and may you have an enjoyable stay in Muscat!

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  25. It's wonderful, Pad! I can feel the rhythms. Love the quote from Ghandi.... so true. He was a wise man.

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  26. This is truly beautiful and stoic. Happy New Year to you.

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  27. Once again a beautiful painting. When we are with nature, we too become automatically balanced, for it speaks to us, without uttering a word, just like your painting. Especially when we are upset, nature has a way to make us look at things from a different, and calm perspective.
    Enjoy your stay in Muscut, and draw all the inspiration from its beauty, and pour them all into your painting.

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  28. A beautiful painting. I can see why someone bought it. Good luck with your new surroundings.
    Jean

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  29. Congratulations on the sale of this beautiful painting, Padmaja! It has such an amazing spiritual feel to it - very serene and calming. Lucky buyer!!!

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  30. Your painting is beautiful. I have never visited Yosemite and yet it's not really that far from me. I should do that some time.

    I googled Muscat Oman and it looks beautiful - love the coastal views. Have fun living in a new place - I would love the adventure.

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  31. Your blog name attracted me and once i see your blog it attracted more...

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  32. Padmaja, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback on my work. Your support is much appreciated. I so love this piece. It really does bring the viewer to this very majestic part of the world! Well done.

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  33. Your works are getting deeper and deeper with time. What an evolution!!!!

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  34. I am sorry you do not post often, as I want to return some of your kindness and creative energy, I find in your comments, back to you. I hope you are fine and in harmony with yourself.

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  35. Wonderful movement happening here. Lovely.
    Happy Painting,
    Nora

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