Friday, April 8, 2016

Showing Tricolor Pride

Showing Tricolor Pride watercolor and ink by Meera Rao
India Art Journal 2015 

Come festival or national holiday, the tiny Mom and Pop stores that line the narrow roads near the local market come to life with the colors of nick knacks and sundry items for the occasion.  On this particular day the tricolor flags and banners and streamers were flapping in the wind in this little store in anticipation of the Independence Day celebrations. The little girl was looking at the items for a long time - I am not sure if she bought anything in the end! Cars, buses, motorcycles, bicycles, tiny tricycles, rickshaws  doorways and storefronts are all decorated with flags or banners celebrating the day. Even though a holiday, this store was open for business for last minute shoppers !

Showing the Tricolor Pride 8x5.5" watercolor and ink on 140 lb Strathmore visual Journal


Carol Blackburn said...

Hi Meera, what a lovely post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Sue Clinker said...

Lovely painting/observation Meera.
We're off on our travels again but I plan to make a start on some of the Indian
Characters I photographed in January .... We had such a fabulous time there I'm already mentally planning the next visit!

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Carol :)

Meera Rao said...

@Sue Clinker, Thanks! and happy travels again to you. I too am yet to tackle paintings from my sketches and photographs! Can never say I don't have anything to paint--more like feeling overwhelmed with all the subjects I can choose from :)

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