Once upon a time, I thought I wanted to paint and sketch all my life. I joined some summer painting classes and learnt to do oils.
But then, school and college happened. Again, while in college, I joined a correspondence course, where I learnt to sketch in ink. That was very exciting – I think I have the `assignments’ lying around somewhere. Shall dig them out and may be upload them.
Again life intervened; this time it was a husband, a job and children.
In 1997, I had this great urge to start painting again. I had given up my job to take care of my daughter – that was a full time job. But the itch to paint was so strong that I would paint with her in my lap or between chores.
Since I had not learnt how to use water colours, and oils/ canvas/brushes were exorbitantly priced – I painted with poster colours, using them like oils. Later, when I did buy proper water colours, I continued to paint with them like one would with oils! After having spent a year in Kishangarh, I was influenced by the miniature style, so I enjoyed using detailing in my work.
I gifted away many paintings, even sold some – making about 30-35 paintings in 2 years. And then, as suddenly, I stopped.
May be, one day, the painter’s soul shall come back to stay with me.
So here are the paintings:
2 thoughts on “Colours of my world”
Ever since I started to know you in the 80’s , I had felt the artistic spark in you and I am proud that you have not given it up. Real great work . I feel you should continue to splash yourself further and let the world relish the God given gift.
Thank you, Ravi! That is very sweet of you. May be I’ll want to paint again some day. As of now, I don’t feel like it!