Monday, November 12, 2012

Triumphs and Defeats - FFF Challenge

Headline Prompt:  Triumphs and Defeats:  What do you see as your greatest triumphs or defeats?  What have they taught you?  Which have you learned more from?
Color Prompt: 
Black and white
Quote Prompt:
Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 


This has been a great challenge to evaluate and assess ourselves. Perhaps my greatest is yet to come all the same I have had my moments where I have felt both.  Defeats, I have always found my way out and being a self inspiring and positive person I have worked it out even if I have taken some extra time at times! Triumphs I have had and yet I haven't let that affect me more than it should (may be I haven't had it BIG enough :) )  I personally feel whether it's triumph or defeat everyone has their share and one should never allow it to overpower us. Each experience is a Lesson from which one gains innumerably! 

You can see my interpretation here:
Flowers for triumph and tears for defeat...one could have a phase of triumph or defeat alone and/or a mix of both. The circles are the opportunities and chances that we grab and miss as they slide away while the blocks are the physical/mental blocks which could be circumstances, people, drained out period etc. The eye is the all seeing, all realizing, omnipresent eye that helps you to see yourself and others at the same time. It helps one to be the judge of the situation and learn from the experience. In a blink the situation could change and everything depends on one's perception - positive or negative, triumph or defeat!

As I am a lover of colours, it was difficult not to paint! But all the same I loved to see how it comes out putting aside my limitations and inhibitions.

Please do leave your valuable comments so that I can have an 'eye' it :)


Triumphs and Defeats - A5(5.9x8.3 inches), 
140lbs, Acid Free, Daler and Rowney Acrylic paper




Linking it to Fall Fearless and Fly - Third Challenge

Lingking it to PPF - Paint Party Friday

Have a Great Day!

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8 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

Deepa, this is just stunning. I love all of your imagery and symbolism. So glad you joined Fall Fearless & Fly!

denthe said...

Lovely work and great use of symbolism!

Always Unlucky said...

Beautiful blog, I read quite some now, From Smart v/s stupid

Giggles said...

Powerful, spiritual art and words! Beautiful!

Hugs Giggles

magiceye said...

Wonderful interpretation!

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful work, so much meaning here. Happy PPF, Annette x

Carolyn Dube said...

I found the no color thing extremely difficult- you've created wonderful movement with the rain and flowers & depth in your composition with your patterns and shading! So glad you are a part of Fall Fearless and Fly!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

well knowing how colorful you are these are very well done without color. HPPF