January 31, 2014

When They Bloom

"All Alone", Water Color on paper 8"x6"
"The Trio", Water Color on paper 8"x6"
"Waiting for the Sun", Water Color on paper 8"x6"
"Looking Up", Water Color on paper 8"x6"

Mood for more lilies after the one for Buddha. When I need some patience and know when I lack it, I turn to water colors (not my comfort zone) that puts me back on track! When I learned music from my grand father, he always used to say perform what you are good at, practice what you are not good at, I never made an effort to follow his advice at that time, but the words still ring in my ears. This week has been a practicing session and by the end of it, the result may not be great but I regained my patience that was the need for the hour. Hope you enjoy!

Credit for "All Alone" to Julie Frye's photo on paintmyphoto.ning.com
Reference for the rest from my sister's photos.

27 comments:

  1. This is truly a rainbow painting! You have captured the delicacy of the water lilies so well, beautiful watercolour.

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  2. I have only one word to describe your work.Incredible.
    It is so natural and real.What a gifted hand and eye

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  3. Beautiful gorgeous colors! You do watercolors beautifully, Padmaja. I love the horizontal water waves in the third piece. A nice contrast to the size of the image that pulls your eyes into the piece.

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  4. Taken as a single painting or as a collective these paintings are full so of colour and expression, beautifully composed and painted!! You are so lucky to have learnt not only music but also wisdom from your Grandfather. : )

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  5. So lovely Padmaja. We have a place here in Wichita, Kansas called Botanica. It is a beautiful garden and there is a pond that has hundreds and hundreds of these blooms and I love to sit and look at them and also watch the reflection of the giant Willow tree in the water.

    Your grandfather's advice will now be ringing in my ears too. How wise!

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  6. These are so beautiful, Padmaja!! The colors are so vibrant and your Grandfatfher's advice was wonderful! (I especially love "All alone")

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  7. I love it when you use watercolors, Padmaja. They are always so vibrant. These are beautiful!

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  8. Bright, beautiful lilies! Yes, watercolors teach us to be patient, let things happen and letting go :) I love the variety of greens in your painting !

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  9. I follow your thoughts perfectly Padmaja, watercolor is not my comfort zone any longer either , but sometimes I sit down and practice and just relax.I think your practice was a success, you came up with some beautiful waterlilies ! Have a nice weekend. xx

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  10. The Trio is my favorite, I love the shadows. Watercolor was the first medium I learned and I miss it, the translucent qualities are beautiful to me.

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  11. Amazing depth in these rather simplified shapes. And vibrating colors. Wow.

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  12. The colors are so fresh, the compositions so simple. They are all WOW !

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  13. You are good at this--they're all beautiful. Now you'll have to fin something you're not good at.

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  14. beautiful painting... so looks like natural

    thanks

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  15. wow! love the colors! brilliant Padma...

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  16. Your grandfather was a wise man. These paintings are all superb. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful. They make me forget it's snowing again today. :)

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  17. Good blend of colours and your expertise have created some wonders. Keep it up!

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  18. Beautiful paintings - all of them. Hard to pick a favorite as I love the colors and design in all..Your patience certainly paid off.

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  19. They bloomed out sooo wonderfully love the hues u put together

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  20. All are lovely but I like the one "waiting for the sun"
    The anticipation of the wait is always there.

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  21. These are lovely. The colors just sing. Bravo!

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  22. I love this series, and your philosophy from your grandfather! What wonderful advice! Padmaja, you are always so insightful in your approach to art, and your outlook about life in general. It must run in your family for sure! These paintings each convey a slightly different mood and story, I admire them individually, but also as different parts of the whole, as one complete work of art when they are together.

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  23. Very pretty series of lilies!! Every painting of yours is some kind of lesson - I love reading your blog, how you express yourself through your paintings! The great advise here for me is - perform what you are good at, practice what you are not good at.

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  24. These are beautiful. so colorful and vibrant..

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  25. wow explosion of color - wonderful.

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  26. Looks brilliant... Beyond words :)

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