November 2, 2013

Ending the day..

Sunset at Yiti, 5 by7 inches oil on board

Three is company, 4 by 6 inches oil on board

The Last catch, 4 by 6 inches oil on board

Just the other day my husband who was on his way back home called and asked me to get to the west window of our room and look out!The sunset was magnificent! We never fail to enjoy a single sunset just like we look forward to to the rising sun. My day ends with gratitude for the grace received for the day, such a blessing if the day didnt have much to worry about!
When I am painting a piece, I have this bad habit of fiddling with it to no end, only to result in a worse work! Sometimes it gets so frustrating. So today I set myself a time limit to paint, a limit of 5 minutes to paint on each of these small cards that I had almost discarded with no use. At 5 minutes I stopped where I was. I was happy that I was not worried about how they would end up, I think I could do just enough to bring the essence of the subject.Thankfully I haven't fiddled with them after the time limit :-) .They have found a home in Canada and are on their way!

28 comments:

  1. Very nice, Padmaja. I'm amazed that you could paint a painting in 5 minutes. There is something to be said for not fussing with a painting too much, although, I've never noticed that tendency in your other paintings. These are lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely paintings! First one is my favourite! And yes, it's great to paint such nice paintings in just five minutes!!:)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Padmaja, you have very beautifully captured sunset, and that too in five minutes! They are superb. Loved them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your five minute paintings are amazing, glorious colors that really set the mood !

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh I do so think they are gorgeous, Padmaja! Each as pretty as the previous. I love how you use thick paints too. That is one lucky Canadian!

    ReplyDelete
  6. very nice and the two captions are very apt

    ReplyDelete
  7. I particularly love the first painting. Lovely colors and a very serene peaceful feeling to it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. working small has great advantages and 5 minutes can capture the same way 5 hours can working large. I can never get enough of the warm colors from the sun.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You are indeed lucky to be married to a person with similar taste and love for nature, and who remembers to tell you, that a beautiful view awaits you behind the closed window.
    I can relate to your view of not fiddling with a painting too much, for I feel painting is also like cooking, the more we fiddle the worse it turns out to be, we have to learn to keep things simple.
    Lovely paintings, and lucky people who are going to own them.
    Happy Deepawali padmaja!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful paintings, Padmaja. And beautiful post. Happy painting to you, sweet friend.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Catching a glimpse, storing it, and then reproducing it adding to it your own creativity... God may get jealous!! Jokes apart, all the three pieces are fabulous. No wonder they found a home so fast.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Each and every one is a gem, Padmaja. I like the broken elements of texture and color in the second one, but that first one is particularly dreamy!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These are three stunning paintings--beautiful colors. I am such a slow painter, the sun would have set before I chose the second color.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Padmaja, These are all gorgeous. I love the light and colors in each one. And congratulations to that lucky person in Canada who will get to own these.

    ReplyDelete
  15. These are AMAZING sunsets, Padmaja... and I love the color pink in the last one....Congratulations on selling these 3 beautiful pieces.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wonderful, fresh, full of glowing colour and a sense of serenity!!
    Congratulations on the sale, very well deserved my friend!! xxx

    ReplyDelete
  17. such little precious jewels all! I Love the sparkling colors and the meditative moods in all! And only five minutes each? you should do more of these :) Really wonderful that they have found a home!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have nominated your blog for the prestigious 'Liebster Award'. Kindly go through my post, Liebster Award dated 7.11.2013 for the rules. Congratulations Padmaja.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have nominated your blog for the prestigious 'Liebster Award'. Kindly go through my post, Liebster Award dated 7.11.2013 for the rules. Congratulations, Padmaja.

    ReplyDelete
  20. 5 minute?Wow padmaja,congrats!!!
    I need time,and miniature are not so easy-)))
    1-2-3 REALY WONDERFUL!!!!For first 1 extra point:)
    hugs
    Christa:)

    ReplyDelete
  21. beautiful sunset painting...

    first one is more beautiful...

    thanks

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a thoughtful, sensitive man to call and tell you to look at the sunset... :) These are so beautiful, Padmaja. You capture the real spirit of the time and place with each of your paintings. I especially like when your skies are reflected in the water below, bringing heaven and earth together for that moment in time.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Such beautiful paintings my friend..all so wonderfully serene... and always a magical feel they conjure for me! you have that magic touch!Love your sunsets..like poems dripping down into watery reflections! and the boat is mesmerizing..and all that pink energy!
    Stunning works!!
    So lovely to be visiting with you again!
    hugs
    Victoria

    ReplyDelete
  24. Glorious...you captured the beauty of the colors as this magical time.
    You should always time yourself if this is what results. They are wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Missed these beauties Padmaja! Amazing work!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What beautiful ocean scenes - wow. I know that feeling - that of gratitude and feeling blessed and it's wonderful when one feels that. I use to do timed pieces too and they are some of the favorite ones I've done.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I think setting a time limit is a good idea.
    Like the second painting.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time to look at this post. Your feed back is valuable to me and truly appreciated :-)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...