Monday, March 1, 2010

Distortions and Reality


I deliberately set about sketching and painting this scene in a distorted way but I think I was still too rigid and careful. It is funny how distortions creep in when I don't want to in my regular sketching and how I had to struggle to make it happen this time! And it is deeply tragic when the disastrous earthquakes in Haiti and Chile are not anyone's imagination. I worked on this painting long before the earthquakes just as an exercise but now I feel quite rattled and shaken as I see the destruction and read about the struggles of the people there.

watercolor 24x18"

6 comments:

Kathy Staicer said...

Meera, I just love your distortions. I have a harder time than you capturing distortions. I know what reality looks like but distortions are something different. I see them in my mind but have a hard time painting them.

Isn't it a tragedy about Haiti and now Chile. When the earthquake happened in Haiti I was obsessed with watching it on tv. My heart went out to all the people and suffering. But now that it has happened in Chile I cannot even look at it. It is just too painful to accept.

meera said...

Thank you Kathy --I really appreciate your comments! And I do hope and pray that people in Chile and Haiti will find peace and normalcy soon.

B said...

for me this looks the walls that surround the holy city in Jerusalem. The blues are vivid like the mediterrarean skies...

meera said...

Thanks B! --thats interesting -- I have not been to Jerusalem and would like to :)

nikhilkardale said...

Liked this one. There is certain beauty in irregularity. Nature is irregular and random to an extent, and its beautiful.

Though I can imagine your feelings after comparing this picture with the fallen structures in Haiti and China.

meera said...

Thanks Nikhil! Thats the amazing thing --there is beauty everywhere - all we have to do is look!

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