Wanted to paint a sea-scape. Found an interesting picture on the net. It was fun painting the waves... one of those times when I did not want to try too hard and let the picture emerge of its own free will. The painting came out nice but some how it looked lifeless. the waves just did not have the life that I wanted. As an after thought I decided to add the sea gulls. It immediately brought life into the barren sea. What do you think ? At least I felt so, and decided to honor them by calling the painting 'Seagulls'
Sunday, January 12, 2014
While flying near a place called Nasik in Western India I had been reporting at a point called Trimbak as directed by the Air Traffic Control. A few days back some friends planned a weekend trip to a small temple town nearby. I also tagged along. When I came to know that the temple was called Trimbakeshwar it set my head working. Google maps confirmed my hunch... the reporting point on the airway had been named after this temple as it was exactly overhead. This happens to be the place of origin of the Godavari, the largest river in peninsular India.
Had reached the place after fresh showers and the courtyard was wet which threw interesting reflections. Made an interesting subject. Hope you like it. Have a great week ahead.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Varanasi is the spiritual capital for the Hindus. It is also called the 'the city of temples, the holy city of India, the religious capital of India, the city of lights and also the oldest continuously lived city of the world'. The history of this city is older than all the major religions of the world. People make pilgrimage to this holy city to attain inner peace. It is said that dying in this city gets you instant salvation. It is located on the banks of the river Ganges which is considered the holy river. Once upon a time it is said that the water of this river had magical healing powers. Unfortunately due to the vagaries of modern living it has become very polluted. But the faith of the people remains unchanged. No one goes back from this city without taking a holy dip. If you visit India, do visit this city for a spiritual experience. Hope this painting of one of the Ghats (embankments) of Varanasi is able to capture the character of this city.