Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Patience Is Not Passive


memories of a bloom  watercolor on yupo  7x5.5"

Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. 
~ Edward Bulwer-Lytton

I have to fully agree with that quote! The little painting on Yupo took a couple of days and lots of determined patience on my part as I layered paint and waited; used a tooth brush to splatter some paint and waited;  dabbed with a wet tissue and waited; added paint in one section and took away paint in another. And repeated the process a few times!  I think finally I see the little plant in the sunshine with dried twigs and memories of a lush little field around it. 

19 comments:

jyothisethu said...

apt title...
reminds us about the gone bloom...

Heera said...

Wow! I love it. Your patience paid off.

meera said...

Thanks jyothisetu :)

meera said...

@Heera, thank you :) Happy you like it!

padmaja said...

It is a beautiful piece Meera.. definitely patience is a virtue and life is much more easier to deal with when you learn to be patient.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Very well done... and excellent choice of subject for yupo. Way to go! The textures are perfect.

meera said...

Thank you, Padmaja! so true but patience doesn't come easy for me!

meera said...

Sandy, Thank you so very much :) I feel so honored - You made my day!

Crystal Cook said...

This is just beautiful Meera. :) I love it.

meera said...

Thanks Crystal ! It was fun to paint even though I had to be disciplined about going away after ever few strokes or so :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Another great painting on Yupo! I don't know whether watercolors require patience or teach patience. Perhaps a little of both!

meera said...

Kathy, Thank you ! Thats very good observation :) Well said.

Sadami said...

Hi, Meera,
Very beutiful and impressive work! Lovely deep throught about what patience is. I agree with you. You're very thoughtful.
Thank you for kind cheers for me. You,too, have a Merry Xmas and a wonderful New Year. Please take care.
Best wishes,Sadami

meera said...

Thank you Sadami, I am touched.

ANURAG MEHTA said...

Thanks Meera for your comments....after a long time got your comment.Felt so happy....thanks again

Krishna said...

wonderful creation...

and suitable title...

thanks

meera said...

Krishna, Thank you :)

Anurag, good to hear from you :)

Irina said...

All this waiting sounds frightening to me. I would jump and run away))). Great result. Great patience.

meera said...

Thank you Irina :) I had to force myself to be patient!!!

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