Friday, January 20, 2017

And so our life becomes.(and a Hopper again)

Ascent or descent both are intriguing. While one soars high, the other counts and misses the rings one has been somersaulting into. It’s a fanciful flight. One where there’s no reaching the limits. It’s an ongoing one, in diverse directions just depending on the time and circumstances. One may see the birds and imagine how free their realm is, grow wings and fly with them...then again one may see the fish (any one, varied one), grow fins and take deep plunge. In both ways there’s mysterious urge to delve high and deep for it carries embedded memories of the distant past and yet to be future for we come from earth and belong to its grains...each tiny one...and its our true call of nature. Yet we miss that, forget that, ignore that...and claim to be evolved. These intricacies of existence is however luring and whimsical for we seem either to enjoy it or despise it...and so we are involved, either ways. And so our life becomes.

Just being pensive and the 'Hopperian' effect continues...

Stairway-at-48-rue-de-lille-paris-1906 EdwardHopper Series Hues n Shades
Acrylics on handmade paper
Edward Hopper Series

Stairway-at-48-rue-de-lille-paris-1906 EdwardHopper Series Hues n Shades

Friday, January 13, 2017

A Few Sketches and a Hopper

Some serious readings on art, some serious sketches and some serious pondering, all for fun is what I like when I work. I just started reading on Edward Hopper, one of my favourites. I love his eerie push and pull of light and shade, enigmatic characters all aloof from their normal surroundings becoming somewhat extraordinary, quirky perspective defining space and its relation to the characters as if reminding a hidden sense of humour somewhere in one of those nook and corners; perhaps suggesting an approaching decadence while one is possibly being a little too absorbed in one's own thoughts. I am no art critic, just an art lover and so this is entirely my personal view.

A trial of Hopper's work - not an exact replica, yet I wanted to try...a practice.


A few charcoal sketches





I am seriously looking into figurative now, getting as much practice as possible. I used to be more drawn towards abstracts when painting as there is a natural flow when creating, while figurative needs more planning. It demands to be organized. I like to let go and let flow, being intuitive which is appropriate with abstracts. And yet sometimes that too needs some planning when you are creating particularly for an exhibit and if you are considering a series. My series exhibited in last October did have elements of figurative in it though. It was then that I became more interested in doing figurative works.

So what are you interested in abstracts or figurative?  Which do you enjoy more (even if not as an artist, as a viewer)?