Friday, January 14, 2011

My Roots.

     As a helicopter pilot I keep roaming all over the country. Life is a continuous journey. One settles down where ever ones job takes. But there are times when one longs to go back to ones roots. I am from a small village of northern India, a place I have rarely visited. Recently I visited this village and got a chance to see the place where my father and grandfather were born and brought up. Saw the alleys where they played as children. Really nostalgic, got emotional. This is a painting of the alley that leads to our ancestral house. Painted it from a photograph I had clicked.

26 comments:

  1. Just perfect, Asit. Really lovely and moving.

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  2. How wonderful to be able to visit your ancestral home and come away with photos for many paintings in the future. I read about your painting in the freezing cold and it reminded me of the man who painted in the antarctic - he put a bit of alcohol in his water to keep the paint from freezing. But I stay snap a quick photo and then go inside and paint :)

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  3. A beautiful painting, Asit.something to cherish...is it a U.P.village?

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  4. Asit,

    It's always good to explore our past and our roots...this is a lovely story and resulting work!

    I had assumed that you piloted planes, but now I can envision you flying helicopters. I can imagine that it's great work to be above the earth like that.

    Hope you are well, my fiend,
    Brian

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  5. That's fantastic!! Love how you captured the image, looks fresh and natural, not at all contrived.

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  6. SALUDOS !!BONITA ACUARELA Y PERFECTA, CLARO QUE EL SITIO MERECIA LA PENA, SERIA UNA GRAN ALEGRIA
    UNA ACUARELA FAMILIAR,PUES (( BELLEZA QUE CONTEMPLAN LA VISTA NUNCA MUERE))

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  7. Great to see more of your work. I really love the sense of light in this one: delicate yet strong. A treasure for you! Glad to see this piece!

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  8. Simplicity works very well in this painting. Probably it brings out the character of the place as well.

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  9. Really a beautiful painting, Asit! I like very much the colors and the effects of the light! Well done!!

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  10. Welcome back! Yes it has been a while since you have posted. I just read both of your posts. Lovely that you can go home and visit. The painting is done really well. Really just everything is,light color, composition. thank you... peace

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  11. Lovely shadows. Very clean watercolour. I also like the subject matter.

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  12. The past good or bad is part of us. These memories allowed you to paint a beautiful watercolor. Bravo Asit!

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  13. I liked how it turned out, more than that, the sentiments behind the work appealed to me a lot, it is nice to see someone taking time off to go back and enjoy his roots and cherish the memories of his family.

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  14. The light and shadow in this painting is only outshone by the emotion. Excellent work!

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  15. Deve essere bellissimo rivedere i posti dell'origine della tua famiglia. Sei riuscito a fare un lavoro bello ed emozionante. Elvi

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  16. Emotion,shadings, simplicity, beauty: all the makings of a great work! I am sure that you will treasure this painting, Asit!

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  17. Excellent
    work
    thank you for sharing

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  18. Wonderful, wonderful work Asit. Great perpective and values and your story makes it all the more appealing. Bravo!

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  19. En calidad de viajera debo reconocer que La India es un lugar que siempre me ha atraído, para mi exótico y maravilloso. Me prometo a mi misma conocerlo algún día, no quiero perdérmelo.Tu obra reaviva mi deseo.
    Abrazo

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  20. missed your paintings, and now to find
    you back with new impressions, wonderful-
    feel good-

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  21. love the violet in here. great painting as always.

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  22. bonita acuarela con una luz magnífica y unos colores muy limpios, además con lo que representa para ti sera un gran recuerdo.
    saludos.

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  23. Thanks every one for your kind comments.

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  24. I just stumbled across your blog, Asit. I really like the way you handle paint - this painting is wonderful!

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  25. How wonderful for you. I love the purples you used and such a free brush stroke.

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  26. Simple beauty. Thanks for sharing :).
    Stay inspired!

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