A Stone of Hope watercolor and Ink 5x8 by Meera Rao
It is funny how I have inventory anxiety and then feel pangs of separation as I let go a painting that finds a new home! I am a jumble of emotions feeling grateful and excited that someone else liked the painting enough to want it and a twinge of apprehension that I might never see it again :) Last month, A Stone of Hope, a sketch of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial at Washington DC was auctioned off at a fundraiser for my granddaughter's school PTA. I am grateful to be able to give back to the community in my own small way.
Distance From Origin colorpencils by Meera Rao
I was honored to be invited by Katherine Thomas, an artist friend by way of the cyber world, to participate in doing a page in the Sketchbook Project "Distance From Origin" via the Brooklyn Art Library. The sketchbook had already traveled to :Ohio, USA; Kent, England; Colorado, USA; and Nasum, Sweden. I used color pencils to sketch a view of the NASA Langley (Lunar)Landing Impact Structure from my backyard. It was my interpretation of the theme 'Distance From Origin' -man exploring the universe, the light and heat from Distant Sun burning up the early morning fog. And all this captured by me, who was of course quite a distance from my origins :) I wished the sketchbook happy travels and sent it back. Check out talented Katherine Thomas's FaceBook page and also the special page she created for the project 'Distance from Origin' to see where in the world that sketchbook traveling to!
Altered States TAA Portfolio show Mixed Media By Meera Rao
My mixed media paintings on photographs have been juried into the TAA Portfolio show at the Suffolk Art Gallery in Virginia. The theme of my portfolio is "Altered States." The show will be up from April 29-June 4. At the opening, I was pleasantly surprised to see that two paintings already had red dots :) My wish for all my paintings is for them to give happiness and pleasure from whatever walls they grace !