My latest passion
I am a person who is always looking out for some new challenges, some new ventures which gives me satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment
Some time back it was aerobics, then Yoga, then Gym and now my regular session of body toning exercises and of course my latest passion .
I suppose at this juncture of life when almost all my responsibilities are over, ( mark my words—almost all as two main are still left . actually all the earlier responsibilities which started right after marriage were meant to culminate into the fulfillment of these two major ones but alas! “Dilli bahut dur dikhti hai” that means I am miles away from the day when I will be a happy and relieved person) so these days when I have lots of time at my disposal ( no taking up lessons, no packing tiffin boxes, no having examination and result phobia along with my children) I can pursue all my hidden passions and dreams and indulge in satiation of my hunger to try something new.
So few days back I got this urge to try my hand at Painting. And boy!!!!
What an urge I got, it just swept me off my feet. With great determination I hunted for a teacher who could teach me the ABC of painting and the moment I enrolled myself for a 12 weeks program – I was the happiest person around.
I don’t claim to be an artist or a creative person, neither can I dream of making a name (high hopes I have) in the arena of painting world or for that matter selling my amateurish work anywhere or to anyone But I just love dabbling with colour.
I become like a small child who suddenly gets lots of mud, clay and water to play splash around.
I just go mad when I see such attractive colours at my disposal. And the moment I learnt some artistic techniques to play with the colours, there was no limit to my trying my hand and now there is no stopping.
My favourite medium to paint is my fingers. Dipping the fingers in colour and moving them in any direction gives me immense satisfaction and pleasure and the results are sometimes really awesome (so what even if I say so).
I am mainly into making abstracts for three simple reasons
(1) Abstract paintings can be anything. During my one of net surfing sessions I was surprised to find that anything can be passed as abstract painting. A small white dot on a black background was named MYSTRY OF LIFE and the sale price on the net was hold your breath— was just $ 2000, another painting had a big cross in the center and that’s it, it was named AT CROSS ROADS and its price was $1780. Unbelievable! That gave me hope that may be one day my squabbling with colour may also fetch some good money.
(2) Second reason for making abstract painting is I am free to use my fingers, brush, rags, tissue paper, and sponge, comb anything available to make something unique. And of course abstract cannot be copied so whatever I make are solely mine. They are my own creation. And using my fingers gives me pleasure and satisfaction which cannot be put into words.
(3) Although I have tried my hand at making some figures too, rather I have tried copying figures from the work of other artist and it is a fact that they are more specific and people identify more with them (abstracts are not understood by any one—anything which is not understandable is abstract and once any one can make out what the artist was trying to make it seizes to be an abstract).
Now I am in a fix, I want to make so many paintings rather I want to express myself daily through this medium of colours but then what to do with the paintings.
One suggestion which sound practical is gift them to all my friends and acquaintances whether they want or not, whether they appreciate my work or not.
Out of sheer courtesy and good manners they can neither refuse the gift nor can then pass any negative comment
Or I can make one painting, take a photograph, then paint the whole thing white or black and they try a new one on the same canvas (saves the storage problem, saves some money for the canvas and also saves me from the embarrassing smiles of my friends).
One thing I want to say that it is a great stress buster and I have got so much addicted to it that there are times when I get up in the middle of night just to once again play with colours.
By the way if anyone wants any of my master pieces I am ready to part with my priced possession at this moment and that too free.
You never know I may become famous one day and my paintings become unaffordable for many
So go ahead .Here are some of my paintings which I like a lot and I think they have turned out quite passable. I don’t mind blowing my own trumpet.