Friday, June 14, 2013

"Beauty Surrounds Us"

"Beauty surrounds us" - exactly what I feel these days! Showers have started in my hometown; am enjoying it unlike the past years when going out during the hols used to turn terrible coz of the damp cluttered and pooled roads. But this year the page has turned anew; I am in no hurry nor do I have to finish my visits or anything else for that matter apart from shopping for day to day stuff which can even be postponed (at times!!!) the beauty of watching rain through the glassed windows is something I enjoy and have visualized a lot when in Dubai. It has a misty, vague and yet a soothing feel about it. Even Krishna has started enjoying the rains...yester' she went walking in the rain with an umbrella (she had congestion) to feel the drizzle and the coolness :)

The morning song, the blue sky, the cotton clouds, the bees and birds, the flowers and trees...I can see beauty in each and everything here. I think even the paper boy with the rhythmic ringing of his cycle bell, the walking aunties with intermittent laughter, the splitter-splatter when a vehicle passes, the dangling coconuts and their intermittent fall ( which I am really scared of:)) and all nature's music is so soothing to my ears...

Acrylics
Looking through the rainy glass...tried an effect :)

The cargo arrived 3 days back with our dresses, books, my paintings and the art materials. As I am unpacking I am stumbling upon my old works which I hadn't posted before and I feel a joy, a high to see and feel it and to think of the time I created it.

Watercolor

This is from my Jamini Series which I couldn't complete and I deeply regret it!!! Albeit I still have time and I NEED to complete it soon :)

 And now to Summer of Color's Artist Choice...
These are patterns paper I created just for fun....not thinking, not planning....just letting it be, it took shape on it's own... :)
The color combo for this week was citron green and turquoise.




 Digital art

That will suffice for the day!
Have A Great Weekend My Lovely Friends From Around The World...

Linking the post to PPF and SOC...hop over to meet and greet loads of wonderful artists.

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34 comments:

Lesley said...

I love how you share your observations of the details of your life. The bike bell...I could almost hear it. :)

I didn't know about Colors of the Summer. I just went over and read both last weeks post and this weeks colors. I don't have but a few days to post, but I might try and make a little something in order to participate!

Thanks!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful post and artwork!
I'm going to have to check out this colors of summer challenge. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Faye said...

Glad you are getting settled and reacquainted with your lovely art that had gotten packed away with the move. I enjoy visiting your blog each week.

Netty said...

Loving all your fabulous work Deepa.
Happy SOC, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Disha Mishra said...

Such lovely post!! your paintings are so beautiful :)

Linda said...

Love your variety of art projects! Your SOC projects are simply beautiful.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fabulous pieces, the lotus? blooming in two versions is wonderful and soft and your next piece so detailed. Happy PPF xox

Gloria in CA said...

Love your pieces. Wonderful colors. I love rain Deepa and the sound of it just lulls me. Beautifl flower. Thanks. Great contributions to PPF and SOC. You go girl.

Emma Kaufmann said...

I really love all your work especially the one from the Jamini series. Your work is vivid in color but has a lovely serenity about it. Happy Paint Party Friday! Come over and say hi! Emma

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I love your bottom pieces of work, but that flower at the top is stunning... you write so beautifully as well... I do enjoy visiting ...xx

Shahrul Niza said...

Hi, Deepa :). I enjoyed reading your post today, I can almost feel & smell the fresh air from the rain. We've got rainstorms & sunny days here too and I'm grateful for all of these bounty :). Your digital art for SOC is lovely :).

sudha...a touch of madness said...

It's amazing! Glad to have come across your blog. Keep up thegood work Deepa Ma'am :)

Indrani said...

Immense talent here.
God, I am so useless!

magiceye said...

All so beautiful!
And you have painted such a beautiful picture with your words too!!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautiful! Looking through past work can be truly inspirational, as is playing with different media and techniques. Blessings!

indu chhibber said...

Jamini is tops Deepa!

Beansieleigh said...

I'm a big fan of the movie Cleopatra, so any Egyptian-looking art always catches my eye! Love "the boat ride"! (Actually, the movie just turned 50, this month, since it's premier in 1963).. But ANYWAYS, love your work done in turquoise and lime green too! What a fun combination!.. Have a great weekend! ~tina

Zafaran said...

Hi Deepa, In a way we are journeying with you from Dubai to Palakkad! Great to hear it's raining there and I got the freshness of monsoon from the lotus! Jamini series look fab even as it is! Great work for SOC!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful.

Rita said...

I love the flowers through the rain. The boat ride watercolor is also great, the detail is wonderful!

JoyCorcoran said...

Beautiful post. It's a great passage in life when we begin to see the beauty in everything -- the miracle of rain, the beauty of things that we fear or inconvenience us -- we begin to see that it's all part of a bigger picture. Love the paintings and you boat ride. Nice work with the citron and turquoise.

mysay.in said...

wonderful is the only word for the fabulous work of yours !

Mandy said...

Beautiful work...ah to be not in a rush...ine day...lol....x

Natasha said...

So beautiful, pictures and words! :)

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

Beautiful ...

thanks

Carolyn Dube said...

I love that it just happened! Those are some of my favorite times in the studio! Happy PPF!

Sharon Fritchman said...

All of your art work is so beautiful!!! I love your flower, your boat ride, and especially like your butterflies and how you used the colors for the SOC challenge this week!

Ritu Dua said...

ovely art Deepa... It was touching to read how you are enjoying rain in your home town...Glad you visited my blog but was a little disheartened to know that you have already left Dubai...Do meet me when in Dubai...Looking forward !!

denthe said...

Love the movement in the painting of the flowers. And your older painting looks wonderful, all those bright happy colours ...

Jessica Sporn said...

What beautiful work!~ I am so glad you found "Boat Ride," it's gorgeous! Love your summer of color work too!

Kristin said...

Oh my, that cargo must have felt like the biggest gift! How exciting to see some of your paintings again. Loving your digi creations too, the strips and butterfly are beautiful together, xoxo

Arti said...

Mesmerizing art works Deepa (as always) and so are your words... so beautiful! Feels wonderful to be here after a long time :) Please complete the Jamini series soon, wish you a brilliant week ahead :)

Saru Singhal said...

Seriously, rain is beautiful in your own country. Are you back for good? Beautiful work, I wish I can buy something from you one day and you would give me some discount :)

JansArtyJunk said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...All of your art work is beautiful!!!I like how you used the colours digitally for the SOC challenge this week! ...following you too now :)