Breaking the norm

9th April 2023 Mr Nandakumar



I painted Dr Samuel Hahnemann, a  German physician who introduced a system of therapeutics called homoeopathy.


I used a palette knife and an old ballpoint pen for this painting. We are all familiar with using a brush and paint but not a palette knife. One needs to be able to paint a picture with a palette knife. Here I used acrylic paint with a palette knife. I also did something unusual. I used a ballpoint pen. I broke the rules hereπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.


Dr Hahnemann broke the traditional rules of practising medicine by introducing homoeopathy. Small doses of drugs are used to heal illnesses in that system. It is similar to a palette knife. You pick up a small amount of paint and try to create the imageπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰. You can read more about both topics online.


I dedicate this painting to his memory, as on April 10th 2023, it will be 268 years since he was born. Despite breaking the rules, the tradition still exists todayπŸ™πŸ˜Š.

3 thoughts on “Breaking the norm

  1. Hi Nanda,

    Thanks for this beautiful art. Yes, you are brave to break the rules. I suppose it reflects your personality. It means that you face challenges bravely, just as how Dr Hahnemann did facing his adversaries. It must be tough to go against all the accepted norms of society. It takes tremendous courage to be like that.

    Thank you for posting this wonderful art and educating us at the same time.


  2. ThanksπŸ™ for appreciating my painting with alternative tools for painting the portrait of Dr Hahnemann, the father of Homeopathy. I did use cotton buds sponge toothpicks etc too. Going beyond boundaries
    Anyway I enjoyed what I did

  3. Discoveries often happened when men did out of box thinking and pursued their guts feelings wholeheartedly without any hesitation. Homoeopathy by Hahnemann was such a discovery of putting the laws of Similars on a scientific pedestal such as Homoeopathy. Inspite of hectic opposition from the conventional medicine homoeopathy has survived and more numbers are drawn to it because there is central core of truth in it. So you and your unconventionality will keep flourishing. Wishing you always the best. Stay blessed always with good health peace and abundance. Try painting pictures of other masters as well.

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