August 2, 2012

For the love for her son

Acrylic on 26 by 32 inch canvas. I am intrigued by the designs and  hand work on the Omani caps that form an important part of the Omani men's traditional attire. I heard the story of an Omani mother who painstakingly embroiders designs on the caps for all her sons. She some times takes as long as an year to finish a cap with the intricate designs. I saw a mother's love in this gesture more than anything else and also the son's pride for his mother. I thought this would make a lovely subject for me to paint.
A mother's love brings light in to a child's life and a true mother understands even what her child does not say!

27 comments:

  1. Very touching story! And I love your composition - very beautifully and intricately expressed !

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  2. Beautiful composition Padmaja!! I love the rich colours and the patterns.I particularly love the expressions of mother and son,there is so much love there.Your paintings always express powerful emotions!

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  3. You have woven the love of mother into this painting. Beautiful compose. Incidentally I remembered an old lady in the Jews street of Cochin making caps.

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  4. Padmaja, this is so beautiful and the history/story of the patterns is amazing. I always love visiting your blog and your art is always so bold and beautifully painted.

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  5. This great painting exudes love, Padmaja! Nothing beats a Mother's love. A beautiful look on her face and her adoring son. Excellent cap designs!

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  6. This is such a heart-felt understanding to a universal love. The cap patterns and Byzantine style is both exotic and beautiful.

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  7. Love your illustration of the story! The painting comes out from your heart!

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  8. Beautiful illustration. Thanks for telling the story.
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  9. The title says it all and this beautiful post gave me goose-bumps! This painting is amazing Padmaja with so many fine details as well as deep meaning..

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  10. The diligence,skill and care shown by mom in making caps for her kids is just one facet of her boundless love for her children.A mother's love is the only one that is natural and without any expectaions whatsoever in return.
    A beautiful work capturing the sentiment

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  11. No words to sayyy just wowwwwwwwwwww

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  12. A lovely depiction of mother's love , Padmaja! The story was equally enthralling!

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  13. This painting does speak Mother to Son and I feel the gentleness and the serenity in this scene. I like the shapes and the patterns used in the background so much! So creative, Padmaja.

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  14. Such vibrant colors,the painting is awesome!

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  15. beautiful painting... esp on the occasion of ramazan

    thanks for sharing....

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  16. very true.. mothers know it always
    and thats a beautiful painting

    Bikram's

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  17. and those expressions are so clearly visible in your painting....beautifully done...:)

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  18. Your painting is so lovely and touching. I can feel the love in you and your subject's love. The patterns are exquisite. They are something I have been fascinated with ever since I discovered Anne Bagby's work. Bravo!

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  19. I love the stylized way you depicted the scene. It suits perfectly the subject.
    Jean

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  20. touching story nice painting

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  21. Padmaja......you made it to my favorite list! Pls accept your Liebster award here :)
    http://ashokism.blogspot.in/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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  22. A very very thoughtful artwork stunning.

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  23. This is very very stunning. Beautiful work Padmaja!

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  24. Padmaja, wonderful to look through your beautiful art! This painting struck a chord with me both for the intricate detailing of the kuma...and the touching story behind it.

    Are you planning to exhibit it sometime?

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  25. A thoughtful, lovely painting.

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  26. This is magnificent!! Such talent..it is wonderful viewing your works..totally gorgeous style and deep rich color palette..wonderfully captivating!
    Victoria

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