20th May 2023 Beena
Hi there😂😂. I posted this painting as my Friday greeting. I had many comments. Baiju said it was beautiful, subtle and elegant because of its simplicity. I wish to agree with that. Many wondered if it was a village or kampong, as we refer to a village. And many wanted to know where this place is. To all I say, I painted this from a painting that I liked on Pinterest.
I was attracted to this painting because of the shading required for the wooden hut. In addition, there was that element of perspective for those wooden beams. I used watercolour to paint and needed many layers before I got the final look I was happy with😊😊😊.
Here, I like to write an analogy with life. The beauty of the hut/shed is because of the shadows cast by the roof or the wooden beams and the sun’s direction. Without the shadows, the shed would be a flat piece of work and unattractive😒😒😒. Like us, we all have our flaws. That is what makes us different and sometimes obnoxious, too😂😂😂.
Nevertheless, life is more interesting because we all have cast shadows🤔🤔😊😊. We gather our shadows with life’s experiences; some we delete or change based on circumstances. Those whose lives have no shadows are like the shed that will look flat and unattractive 😰🤣🤣. Let me know your thoughts on this topic😊😊😊.
6 thoughts on “Cast Shadows”
I recently read in whatsapp a msg which read
..” I have never met a strong person with an easy past”
Similarly as an artist your rendition of shadows bring out the depth in the wood beams and the
sense of a 3D look.The trees some how don’t reflect that, and could have been avoided totally since the wooden structure alone and fills quite a large area in the canvas
Thanks Nandu for the feedback. I love to improve my art and will be mindful in future.:)
The building looks dilapidated but the details depicted on it are extraordinary.
On the other hand the bluish tinted sign hanging up there gives life to the building – makes it look more alive! It is the first thing that caught my attention.
Thars very interesting that the turquoise flag caught your attention. This is a line and wash so I used ink pen in the foreground and on the flag. Thanks
Your painting is super…I find no defects…the wooden beams & hut are perfect.
Hats off to you Beena…
Thank you Sheela, you always cheer me on………..even during our school days:)