Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marvels of the Daily Life

India Art Journal Sept 24-27 2012 by Meera Rao

"The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you see on the street"
~Robert Dosineau


India Art Journal Sept 24 2012 By Meera Rao

This is the beautiful old house in the neighbourhood that I had sketched before but on this particular day the  shadows cast by decorative decaying windows just added to the mystery of the place!



India Art Journal Sept 25 2012 by Meera Rao

How nostalgic I was to see a couple of those ancient antique sewing machines in this tinly little shop stuffed and stacked floor to ceiling with machines and parts! I remembered my Mom sewing me beautiful dresses pedaling, running the machine by hand and foot when I was a young school girl! The interesting thing I noticed in India on this trip is that some things are still repaired & repaired again and never discarded while some others that used to be fixed readily ( notably flip flops) are now impossible to get repaired!  

India Art Journal Sept 26 2012 by Meera Rao
 
I knew when I saw this man at the tribal arts show weaving a basket that I wanted to sketch him! He was completely engrossed in creating and I really loved capturing his concentration.

India Art Journal Sept 27 2012 by Meera Rao.

As I had mentioned before, catching people reading became one of my interests while I was out  running errands. I aways was richly awarded! This old man was reading the paper while his wife was selling a small basket of flowers by the sidewalk. He opted to squat and lean against a shuttered store and enjoy the paper!   


10 comments:

Krishna said...

another collection of daily life painting

thanks

Crystal Cook said...

It's been too long since I visited you last Meera! I so love getting a peek into what you see in your life through your sketchbooks. i think my favorite is of the man in the blue shirt crouching and holding the paper. :)

Introverted Art said...

oh Meera the last one of the gentleman reading the paper is amazing.

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Krishna :)

Meera Rao said...

Crystal , glad you came and left a comment- always love hearing from you ! I like him too -I was happy to catch him in that great reading pose ;)

Meera Rao said...

Ana @introverted art, thank you so very much- you made by day ;)

padmaja said...

When you realize the marvels of daily life, the rewards of the picture of life is granted, lovely to see all these little pieces of marvel Meera!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Padmaja! you have a way with words,- love your comments :)

Katherine Thomas said...

Looking at these paintings one after another really gives one the sense of being in this place. I still think this should all be collected in a book, or magazine, or even a daily painting in the newspaper. If I lived there I would rush out and buy it every day to see your newest painting of my town!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you Katherine- you made my day ! I am still trying to figure out what', how and where of this collection :) you gave me some neat ideas getting me excited again!

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