Saturday, June 4, 2011

Beauty, Shadow and Reflection

Beauty, Shadow and Reflection  watercolor 9x12

I saw this tiny colorful beauty drinking from a puddle on a cold January morning when I was out on a walk.  I stopped to admire. I am  also drawn to shadows and reflections and  I was immediately attracted by the three shapes that intersected as the bird cautiously watched my movements.  I, as cautiously and slowly, took out my camera and managed to capture the moment as he/she continued to survey the scene.  Finally this week I painted this as a reminder of that wonderful encounter.  I used my favorite Canson Montval cold press watercolor paper, a small brush along with lots of patience to complete the painting :)

20 comments:

AK said...

Great observation and a lovely painting.

jyothisethu said...

Meera,

I love the picture...

congrats...

Heera said...

Beautiful painting Meera.

meera said...

Thank you, Ak. I thinking watching the bird for a while so as to not to disturb it definitely helped!

Jyothisetu, thanks! I am happy with it too :)

Thanks Mangala, I am slowly learning not to rush things but to enjoy the process too :)

Carolum Art said...

Nice work!

meera said...

@Carolum art, Thank you!

Katherine Thomas said...

Its lovely! The colors are so inviting, and really captures the serenity of the scene! Very nice!

meera said...

Thank you, Katherine. I was excited to be able to capture both the reflection and shadow :)

Sadami said...

Hi, Meera,
Your work is so lovely and beautiful. Please keep enjoying your style!! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Best wishes&cheers,
Sadami

meera said...

Thank you so very much Sadami ! yes, I will keep enjoying my style --thats the only way to be :)!!

Kathy Staicer said...

Very nice painting. You really captured the peaceful mood of the bird's world at that time.

meera said...

Kathy, Thank you! Happy to hear from you.

Crystal Cook said...

Beautiful meera! I love the colors in the bird and its reflection and the shapes of the shadows. Your patience paid off!! :)

meera said...

Thanks Crystal! yes, I am learning patience!

B said...

love the bird, ur repertoire seems to be undergoing an explosion

meera said...

B,Thank you very much :) Really doing what I feel --painting whatever captures my imagination :)

Hema P. said...

It is such a gift to not only pay attention to such a seemingly everyday incident, but to be able to immortalize it in a painting, Meera! I can feel the kinship you felt to the little bird in your painting.

meera said...

Hema, Thank you so much --you made my day :)

nikhilkardale said...

Dunno what's better, your vision and perspective or your painting depicting that vision. Perhaps, both! In any case, its brilliantly intriguing.

meera said...

Thanks Nikhil! I somehow didn't see your comment till today. Its funny how I can still remember that encounter very vividly :)

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