December 14, 2014

Connection

Connection, 8 by 10 inches, oil
The inspiration behind this painting is a little story about two of my potted plants.I love to shift and rearrange them in my garden often and once when I was trying to do so, two pots could not be separated since their branches reached out to each other, completely intertwined, as if they made a connection! The only way to shift those pots was to cut them off but I just could not bring myself to do that, crazy sounding may be, but I made sure they stayed together.
When we feel a connection, whether it is with another person, music,art or even places, it is always special and remains for ever.
My collector who bought this painting felt that the red resembled the Sumac shrubs in the the fall in Arkansas.Interesting to see that a little story transpired from my potted plants made a connection to something so far away.The mystery of nature is intriguing!

18 comments:

  1. Its a beautiful painting, complex, you can lose yourself in all those intertwining branches. Connections are what join this world together.xxx

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  2. Your brief, but insightful little post gave me goosebumps!!! The two plants reaching out to each other from their little clay pots.... sigh... that's beautiful, and so is your painting!

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  3. Your words are always so touching Padmaja!! I don't think I'll ever separate my plants again!!!! and as always your colors and texture in a piece is perfect!!

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  4. Padmaja, I love hearing of your connections! What a wonderful story and a beautiful painting too!

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  5. Amazing what can inspire us, love the story and love the result of your inspiration !

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  6. Both the painting and the story behind it are exceedingly interesting.

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  7. Strange are the ways of nature to connect, Padmaja! A lovely read:)

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  8. This is beautiful and loved reading about the story behind it. Always makes viewing the painting more interesting knowing what inspired the piece. Very lovely. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  9. I loved reading the story about your intertwined plants and I love, love, love this painting. I was so sad to see it had already been sold. But congratulations to you and to your collector!

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  10. I love this painting. Could look at it forever. The story behind this artwork adds extra feeling.

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  11. Your brushstrokes remind me of Van Gogh! and the red is lush, but knowing the story, and choosing to keep the tangled mess, is why I love visiting your blog!

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  12. Yes it is intriguing. Even in flower arrangements,it is often said that certain flowers have a tendency to bend a particular way, so instead of making it straight, we must weave around it using our imagination.

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  13. So van gogh :) Love the textures and the colors as always ! Have a wonderful 2015 !

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  14. Lovely painting and a very interesting story connected with it. Best wishes

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  15. interesting write up to 'connection'. fascinating colours and bold strokes to high light the texture!

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  16. What a great post, Padmaja! Not wanting to cut the plants off doesn't sound the least bit crazy to me. Vivid colors and nice texture!

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  17. I love this about making a connection. I would like this painting even without your description, Padmaja. The red against the green and yellow and all that wonderful line work in the branches. Excellent!

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  18. Lovely short story behind the painting, Padmaja. Great that a buyer from afar connected to it and the work flew to his/her home!

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