January 16, 2015

The Unknown

The Unknown, 8 by 10 inches, oil
This is the view of the valley from Mount Nebo, one of Jordon's Christian holy sites.When I looked at the curving road that just dissolved in to nothingness, I wondered if it really lead to something,it seemed a scary path, but later, when we descended, we drove on the very same road that led to a small city. I do have fears for the unknowns, but have learned a lesson that when you actually try it, the fear seems meaningless!

17 comments:

  1. Hi Padmaja! So lovely to visit your beautiful world again! This is so gorgeous...the texture is exquisite, so beautifully done! The colors are blissful. Wonderful insight ...yes our fears can take a hold of us, then as you said..fear is meaningless..wise words!
    HUgs
    Victoria

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  2. Love those blues and lilacs in the distance, so beautifully put together. I totally agree, I have felt fear and then felt relieved and even been pleasantly surprised. xxx

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  3. Distance lends enchantment to view,it is often said.This painting is an eloquent proof of that statement.

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  4. I think we all have a fear for the unknown , but if we didn't explore it we wouldn't evolve. A beautiful and warm landscape with a great sense of distance. Wishing you a great weekend.

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  5. yes so true .. unknow is only till it is not known.. and when you know the unknown is no more :)

    beautiful portrait mam

    Bikram's

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  6. Very true, Padmaja! The fear of unknown bindsus but going a step beyond we realize we would have missed something if we had not treaded the path!

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  7. I love your paintings...I can travel the world with you! I've always wanted to visit Jordan.

    This painting is beautifully composed. I love the sideways "V" shape in the center with the corresponding shapes above and below it. The colors are gorgeous too.

    What you say about fear is very true. Good for you for following that road to see where it took you.

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  8. The vista is beautiful.
    Quite a profound post and one to make me think.
    Faced fear many times because I have a naturally cautious nature.
    I related so well to your story.

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  9. Hi Pad,

    Still doing lovely paintings I see! So glad you are still blogging. I'm afraid I have been MIA for a long time. Hugs, T

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  10. Have missed a lot in the last two months. There has been a lot of action on yr blog. The last two works on Jordan are fabulous. Your choice of palette has more to do with emotions than realism. It makes your work very interesting. Wish you a happy 2015 and lots of painting.

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  11. It feels like I'm looking down from an airplane Padmaja. This is a beautiful painting with gorgeous colors and textures. The perfect title for this piece as well! Love your previous painting!

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  12. I love the shapes and colors. And the depth. And texture.
    Fears are our strongest enemies, I am so glad you fight so successfully with yours.

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  13. Unknown is always good, for it is unpredictable: so if we in our fear, decide to ignore it, we would have missed something good.
    Nice theme,

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  14. I like how you divided the shapes in this landscape, Padmaja. It really accentuates the depth and from what distance you are standing from the road. Incredible use of space!

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  15. Wise words to go along with the beautiful painting! Love the blues and lilacs and the yellow oranges.

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