Thursday, November 5, 2009

Exciting Challenges

Autumn is always an occasion for harvests and celebration. Every culture has festivals around it. This past weekend though, I was part of a celebration - a harvest of different kind. Our son and daughter-in-law completed the New York City Marathon in 4:22:10!!! After months of grueling training they ran a terrific race showing grit, determination and grace. We happily chased them around the course -in Subways, fortunately for us! We caught up with them at four different points, waved our banners, and screamed our hearts out as we cheered them on! I am grateful that the weather was just perfect and wonderful. We are all in awe of them and very proud too!

In Harvest -mixed media, 8x10", I learned to be patient and persevere as I mixed watercolors, color pencils and graphite to bring out form and texture. This is one of my early works and I remember finally feeling a little confident and enjoying the process as things began to take shape on the paper!

I have been away from blogging, sketching and painting for the past couple of months with my various trips and other things -in general, life coming in the way and taking time away from my art :). I plan to get back to it in full swing soon.


13 comments:

B said...

congrats to ur kids. thats a great accomplishment

meera said...

Thank you! yes indeed -a great accomplishment --as I mentioned we are so impressed :)

Sandy Maudlin said...

So good to have you back. I really like the combinations of mediums in this painting.

meera said...

Thank you, Sandy. And I am happy to start back on my art too.

Nasar Khot said...

Hi Meera, Nice to see your paintings.....please visit my site www.mypaintwork.com to view my paintings and please give your comments....I am lerning so need your honest comments.

shicat said...

HI, This painting has great texture, and really I just like everything. Welcome back

meera said...

Thanks Cathy! -- its exciting to know you like everything about the painting! I really appreciate your comments.

meera said...

Thank you Nasar for visiting my blog and your comments!

thiliMy said...

glad this classic fall still life of yours is getting a new audience on the internet - and hooray for the marathoners again, of course!

Kishore said...
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meera said...

Thanks Thili! I am happy to get new audience! And yes, hooray for the marathoners.

sreenivasa ram makineedi said...

Excellent paintings.
I too started daily paintings inspired by duane keiser.

meera said...

Thank you Sreenivasa and all the best on your paintings.

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