October 27, 2012

The Early Burst

An oil on canvas 16 by 20 inches. I saw this dramatic blaze in the sky during my morning walk near our home, the patterns of light were almost straight and parallel, the sky looked abstracted. I stopped walking and stood for a few minutes to enjoy..I did feel a kind of spiritual energy from this burst of light reinforcing the omnipresence of God , essential to keep my spirits boosted for the day! I have incorporated the light that I saw in to the  clear, almost cloudless sky at Quantab Beach.I finished the painting with oil and then used oil sticks( not pastels) to give some texture.Hope you enjoy:-)

25 comments:

  1. Very striking. The design is simple and powerful and the color harmony emphasizes the spiritual relationship you experienced. Wonderful painting. .. It gave me goose bumps!

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  2. I have read that "to the dull mind nature is leaden.To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light"It is through nature that God speaks to us.
    You have captured the spirit of nature in all its splendour.

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  3. Amazing sky , you captured the light and the force beautifully, what a great vision to experience . xx

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  4. I love the rocky promontory; the colors exquisite. I look at sights such as these and know that God exists. Beautiful crispness that lends to your heightened senses, Padmaja!

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  5. Can imagine what it must have been like in reality. Fabulous work.

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  6. The clean hard lines bring me upward, I am sure this was your intent. The oil sticks add softer highlights, makes for a wonderful balance.

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  7. Beautifully done! Very dramatic composition and the light is magnificent. It is such a gift to be able to experience a moment like this and then share it with the world! Thank you!

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  8. You've captured a beautiful moment of light and energy!! You are also a deeply spiritual person and its a privilege to see your wonderful work and also the meanings behind them.

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  9. Powerful..awe-inspiring! Such a beautiful piece..and how wonderful you felt the energy and spirit in the moment..fabulous! Sounds like a very magical and special experience!
    Victoria

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  10. I really embrace the space in this, Padmaja. I want to walk into this and embrace the light. The movement is incredible!

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  11. I like the dramatic abstract quality of this painting. It has a lot of movement but you have managed to simplify the subject at the same time.

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  12. I admire the simplicity of this painting, yet it is such a powerful piece.Great work!

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  13. you have really captured the drama as well as the quiet deep spirituality of the beautiful scene!

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  14. I have a particular fondness for diagonals and the drama and interest they add to a painting - this works perfectly Padmaja.

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  15. I like the idea of oil in a stick! That's not an oil pastel? It's something different? This is a beautiful piece. You captured the stillness and serenity of that walk so beautifully!

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  16. Nice work. I liked the thought process that has been captured on the canvas

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  17. Wonderful abstract movement and shapes in this painting. Spiritual moments are to be treasured especially when they inspire such special creations.

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