There is no better way to start a new year on this blog with a favorite painting of mine, which was created a few weeks back.
This New Beginning is a large painting that follows an earthy palette and is heavily textured near the trees. It took many days to reach here for I kept painting and re-painting it till I could settle down. I left it to dry hoping that it will give me a new direction after a few days. But as it dried, it kept growing on me day-by-day.
This dusk seemed perfect wherever it was placed. The eye would always land up on the new sun that shone through the trees, and would wander around the painting following the trees, land, and those still reflective waters. It gives me a very settled feeling whenever I look at it…. like a job well done… like a life well lived. Note that the ‘Happy New Year 2011’ text on the painting does not exist. I added it to wish you a happy new beginning.
This painting signifies a new life, new hope, and a promise of a beautiful tomorrow. To all of you, who come to this blog, I wish you a happy new year. I hope and pray that this year you achieve your goals and dreams, stay healthy, and find peace in everything you do and happiness in what comes your way.
36″ x 48″
Oil on Stretched Canvas