February 20, 2017

Harvest

Harvest, 8 by 10 inches , oil
One of my passions apart from the art aspect of my life is to travel on road through out India, in particular  the South of which I feel part of. Recently was on such a trip to Mandya and I thoroughly enjoyed getting down from our car now and then and walking in to the fields, meeting real people, that slog on the fields. It was so beautiful to see the women and the birds together, the birds were not shooed away, but was considered part of the set up! The yellow paddy fields against the greens looked attractive. Of course the road was absent in the real scenario, but I added to my composition.

12 comments:

  1. Very sunny and scorching midday. Thank you for this feeling in the middle of Moscow's winter.

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  2. What a lovely memory of your field trip. Beautiful painting, Padmaja!

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  3. This is wonderfu Padmaja! And I love your figure work as well!!

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  4. When things get ripe they look beautiful and your painting of a field ready for harvest has somply enhanced the beauty of the scene.

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  5. What always strikes me in your paintings are the bold and warm colors , and this one is no exception , love the subject too , really beautiful.

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  6. Padmaja, I love the colors and the addition of the road was a perfect idea. Like Irina, I can feel the warm weather. The weather here is teasing us. It starts to warm up and then the next day it's cool again.

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  7. Hi Padmaja
    How are you.Harvest looks lovely like a flow of color wheel

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  8. Ahh - brings back memories -- beautiful composition and painting!

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  9. This is a wonderfully stong and well designed painting.
    I feel is is more abstract than your usual work and how very clever to place the road further back than the usual entrance into a painting. Great addition.
    I marveled at the beautiful colors of the saris/tunics when I was in India and even in the fields, the workers would glow like precious stones.
    Thanks for bring back good memories.

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  10. the birds were not shooed away, but was considered part of the set up......

    This is something that I do on most of my journeys... get down from the vehicle and take in the nature.

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