Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Aftermath

Yesterday National Geographic News  had an article about the 2009 hurricane forecast for Atlantic Basin - 6  expected in 'average' season.  It is an annual ritual that always makes the headlines in our area.  As the weather starts to warm up, the prospect of upcoming  hurricane season is lurking in our minds.  'Red Boat' (watercolor, 9x14") is a reminder of 'Isabel' that devastated our area in 2003. It was the costliest and deadliest of the Atlantic hurricanes that year.  Poquoson was pretty much completely under water.  This  little boat had washed ashore near our house and lay abandoned for many months- just a small reminder of the devastation that was all around.   I really hope and pray that we will have a quiet season this year. 

The past few days were hectic ones for me.  I am the 'Artist of the Month' at the Poquoson Public Library, where a wall is showcasing 11 of my paintings.  So, for about fifteen days now I have not created any new art -just been busy matting, framing and getting ready to hang the paintings. And then spent the days since April 1st when I finally put the paintings on that wall, cleaning up the mess in my 'studio' and the rest of the house which had been totally neglected during all that frenzy. Tomorrow I have to report for jury duty which means I should take my sketch book with me so I can at least draw something since I am sure there will be a lot waiting around to do! 

7 comments:

sanjeev joshi said...

artist of the month,must be a great feeling!Though it is a sad reminder,painting is lovely to look at.

ANURAG MEHTA said...

Meera,sorry to know about ....but show must go on,keep your feelings get shaped on canvas.A great painting with a greater thought..

meera said...

Thank you Sanjeev and Anurag for your encouraging comments about the painting. Regarding hurricanes (i guess we call them cyclones in India) its the price we pay for living on the hurricane path. We are grateful for the beauty and bounty of the of the land and sea that we get to enjoy the rest of the time.

GALLERY kuma said...

nice painting mixed media or pure watercolors?

meera said...

Thanks! Its watercolors with wet watercolor pencils to get texture and detail. I used the pencils dipped in water over wet and dry areas but already painted in watercolors.

Sandy Maudlin said...

What a masterpiece. So well painted, great composition, but the best part is the emotion you've naturally put into it. It's evident you know first hand how devastating hurricanes are, yet you've such a striking painting from their aftermath. My favorite.

meera said...

Thanks so much! I am still learning to express myself in art :)

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