Here is how it works:Remember the rules for the Kreativ Blogger award is to list 7 things about you (so we can get to know you a bit better) and pick 7 deserving artists to pass it along to. Notify them and link to them from your blog.
7 things about me: 1. Watercolors and landscapes have always captivated me since my childhood days. 2. I am thankful to all who have inspired me and made it possible for me to paint 3. The small verse that I write accompanying the painting is the inspiration I get get from nature and try to capture in the painting. Everyone, of course, will have have their own independent inspiration 4. I wish I could interact more with other artists and learn from them. 5. I am thankful to my family (especially my wife) for putting up with all the mess related to painting that is a regular feature at home. 6. Painting is process where I pleasantly lose track of time. 7. Most importantly, painting is an inexplicable way to generate the same emotions in the viewer that I feel myself, without the barriers of language, place and time!
This verse refers to the manner in which the Sahyadri Mountains came to the use of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj establishment of Self Rule, more than 300 years ago. The difficult mountain terrain and the various forts on top of these mountains were a great support for the enormous task that was accomplished by him and his trusted people. The painting is of Sinhagad at sunrise, one of the many forts. Loosely tranlsated, the verse means:
This small poem is based on the Adwait philosophy taught by Saint Dnyaneshwar. Loosely translated, it means :
There are waves and waves on the ocean
Their random actions, sort of continous chaos
The one who knows that it is water and water only
He really knows, he really knows, as has been said by Hari Mauli --- Unending waves, on the oceans roll Their random acts, chaos controlled Who sees it through, as water core Alone he 'knows', thus saints have told!
Painting has been a part of my life for many years since childhood. The magical combination of Nature landscapes and transparent watercolors is a constant source of amazement and inspiration! It was some years ago, that this fascination transformed into a serious effort to try to respond to the granduer of Nature with the spontaneity of watercolors. The resultant paintings here and the accompanying verses are but a small tribute to the inspirations and infinite colors Nature bestows upon us.