Friday, July 29, 2016

Beautiful Beginnings!

Sunrise watercolor on Yupo 8x10"  by Meera Rao

I will never forget this scene. The bright orb rising behind the dark line of trees drenching the sky and water in shades of glowing yellow gold, deep orange with touches of juicy crimson leaving no traces of the last night around.  Once again, a perfect new beginning !

When I come across glorious natural scenes, I soak it in and often don't dare even try to paint it. How can I ever capture the beauty and the feeling of spirituality that I sense? Should I even attempt? I slowly added colors and shapes willing my impressions on to the paper.  I photograph the sunrises often but I was pleasantly surprised that I really 'felt' this sunrise when I started to paint!  The colors, the scene, the mood may have changed in fractions of seconds as the dawn emerged but the essence has stayed on in my minds eye.  

Sunrise watercolor on Yupo 8x10"  by Meera Rao

8 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

It's very beautiful Meera. Sometimes the only way we have of capturing those moments is in our memories. So difficult to then recreate them in a form that others can feel the emotion behind the scene too. Have a beautiful day.

padmaja said...

Brilliant Meera! Sunrises are lovely to watch, putting it's essence on canvas is as good an experience, lived the gradation of colors that are flowing so smooth.

Saee Keskar said...

Beautiful! Sunrise is always inspiring. But one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen has been in he American Midwest. It would be exciting to see you paint one of those as well. :)

Meera Rao said...

Carol, you are so right:) Thank you for stopping and leaving a comment - I always appreciate it

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Padmaja! Always a pleasure to hear from you :)

Meera Rao said...

Thank you, Saee :) yes, Midwestern, southewestern especially, but eastern western - all sunsets in general are as gorgeous as sunrises ! I have collection of memories and photographs. Hope to paint a few more of them :) (there a couple scattered around somewhere in my blog posts!) Thanks again for stopping by and leaving a comment -- made my day :)

Sadami said...

Wow, Meera, colours are sooo beautiful and eye catchy. Really a lovely work that lifts up viewers. Keep up wonderful work to make us happy! Best wishes, Sadami

Meera Rao said...

Sadami, Thanks a bunch :) Love of colors takes over everything else for me !!!

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