There is no abstract art.
You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)
Thats what Picasso said eons ago. I tried him.
I tried removing all the traces of reality in my landscape… but how can you not see nature in this. The azure skies, green flora and deep earth… all resplendent and suggestive that no matter how much you erase… nature is everywhere. Even in the unseen.
This painting is far distant from what I had in mind when I started. Yes, it was supposed to be a landscape and it still is – starting with the skies and goes deep within earth.
Hours went by, but it didn’t feel right. I repeatedly moved the colors around on the canvas till I could understand the need. Indeed, I had to remove all the traces of reality – of all that I could see and all that I wanted to do.
Layer upon layer, the colors kept merging with one another to reach this stage, what I call as pure peace. The End.
Green being my favorite color, I can never have enough of it. My last two paintings, deep forest and the refuge I seek, have these shades of green to its best. Some shades of green are so much in your system that you dont feel done unless you have used them.
I have used five shades of green in this painting. They merge so beautifully that it looks like one color in all its glory. Every time I squeezed a bit of new green color on palette, I wondered what I was upto or rather what the painting was upto. I had no idea it would turn out this sublime, misty and mysterious. The photograph of this abstract art does not convey enough.
I am loving every inch of it, it as it dries. And the one thing I have learnt with this scented landscape is that you can never go wrong with green – the color of life.