It is the Moon.

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The moon is older than any tree in this wood or any man on this land.
Every once in a while, it flies all the way from the edge of the sky to our homes.
Its feathers carry the sweetest smell and the softest sounds. As the moon floats around our homes, the soft winds fill our hearts with warmth and our dreams with joy.

Tonight, the moon was expected to be here, but none of us had seen it. Our children are unable to sleep and the elders are worried.
It is time I travel to the edge of the sky.
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To be honest, I have been a bum for the last 2 weeks. Very little progress and whatever progress there was, I wasn’t satisfied. But I guess I should just call it done and move on.
I like this story and I’d like to revisit this sometime later or make an entirely new piece. The next one will be better!

On the bright side, I am learning a bit about John Singer Sargent. Maybe I will try this workflow on my next panting. I will link a couple of videos below. The artists did an amazing job at trying to understand and explain how Sargent approached his paintings.

 

These last several days, I have been obsessed with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. It has amazing history too. Check it out below.

 

Also, I’ve been reading “THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME” – Mark Haddon. Pretty amazing so far!

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It is the moon – update.

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Hey people…Here’s this week’s update.

I obviously will work on regulating the tree scale. But the idea is pretty much here. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to work on this throughout the week, this is what I managed to do over the weekend. I will try and get more this week.

And like always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this one.

Cheers.

Painting a Legendary Guru

 

mahantSwami_15FinalI feel honored to have had an opportunity to make this painting of the Legendary Personality – A great Spiritual teacher – Mahant swami.

Also, this is one of the very important paintings that I have done as I have discovered/developed a technique for which I have been trying for quite a while. I strongly believe that this technique of showing volume through paint strokes (thanks to my life drawing teacher – Brian Hladin) will help my painting process a lot in the future projects.

I will be glad to hear any inputs from you guys.