Colours of my world

Maji and Ush - A close up of the hands

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:

Maji and Ush