Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Art is a Verb


Memories of a bloom 3 watercolor on Yupo 7x5"by Meera Rao 


Memories of a bloom 2 watercolor on Yupo 5x7" by Meera Rao


Memories of a Bloom  watercolor on Yupo  7x5" by Meera Rao

Three paintings so far with the theme: 'Memories of a Bloom.'  I posted all three here just to see how they look as a group. It felt strange to paint #3 just as fresh spring blooms were popping up in the yard! Memories of a Bloom  and Memories of a Bloom2 were painted earlier. Yupo as I have mentioned so many times before, is a great medium to play with to see how to work out compositions, color and values without much hesitation - it is so easy to wipe off part or all of the painting and start over when things don't quite work out!  And as I rework my paintings I see that there is much truth in the quote from one of my favorite books - Art and Fear - Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland : “To the critic, art is a noun. To the artist, art is a verb.”  

As promised in an earlier post, it is time to tag blogs for the Liebester Award which Aparna from Warli Soul generously passed on to me. Liebster is German for dearest, beloved or favorite. This award is bestowed on blogs with less than 200 followers but deserve more attention :) Please check out these wonderful artists! : 

Rajeev Mohan's Spalsh of Color  
Lisa Graham's Lisa Graham Art
Kathy Staicer at Katsart

24 comments:

Krishna said...

beautifully painted

thanks for sharing

Jane said...

Your flowers are wonderful, bathed in golden light.. the two first are my favorites, just gorgeous!

Heera said...

These are beautiful Meera.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Krishna! Sharing for me completes the circle of creating :) I appreciate your visits and comments.

Meera Rao said...

Jane, Thank you :) --I am tickled by your comment! I was anxious when painting wondering if I would be able to capture than sunlight!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you:) --So glad you like them.

AK said...

Love the textures you have created in these works. Fabulous.

Meera Rao said...

Thanks AK ! Its really fun to create textures on yupo :)

Thaikaden said...

Beautiful work

Meera Rao said...

@Thaikaden, thank you :)

Hema P. said...

Love the title of your post Meera! And the paintings are so realistic, my allergy-ridden nose is twitching involuntarily trying to stem the volley of sneezes :).

Meera Rao said...

Thanks Hema:) You are very kind! BTW The title of the post is from a quote from the book "Art and Fear" - ain't that the truth for the artist ?

padmaja said...

They have a certain antique look to them that make them stand out,a great combination put together!

Meera Rao said...

Padmaja Thank you! I am glad you like this:) I saw couple of days ago that the yellows look very different on my apple --more like the painting than the yellows on a couple of PCs :( --which makes me wonder how to keep the colors correct for all the different computer screens.

Rajeev Mohan said...

Hello Meera, Thank you very much for so kindly passing on the Liebester Award. You have been generous with your praise for my paintings for a long time. Thank you :)
Lovely colour and textures in the three paintings above. And the title of the painting says it all.

Crystal Cook said...

Beautifull Meera! I love the look of these three together. :) They say fall to me, and it brings back good memories.

Meera Rao said...

Rajeev, you are welcome! I do hope more people will discover your lovely painting! And thanks for your comments!

Meera Rao said...

yes -Crystal, they are memories of a bloom -from last fall! as I said in the post it felt strange to paint the #3 as flowers were popping out in celebration of spring:) Thank you for your comments --I really appreciate them!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Meera...your paintings skills are awesome. Such pretty flowers and exquisite details.

I just saw about the Liebster award...thank you so much! You are so so kind! : )

Meera Rao said...

Thank you and you are very welcome! I really like all the things you whip up too :)

Kathy Staicer said...

Oh Meera Thank you so much. I know I shouldn't be feeling guilty but I do. I have not had the time (or energy) to keep up with my blog as well as yours. What a wonderful gift.

You know I love these pictures. They are so subtle and yet so strong.

Thanks you again!

Meera Rao said...

You are very welcome! Do pass it on to other worthy bloggers :) You are a talented artist and i enjoy your blog very much!

JANE MINTER said...

meera very poetic ... sunflowers are super .

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Jane! I loved painting them :)

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