Sunshine In Our Hearts

21st June 2024 Beena


Greetings, readers! As we embark on another Friday, I’m thrilled to share my latest watercolour creation with you. This piece depicts a tranquil afternoon in a quaint village, where the challenge was to master the interplay of shadows and the illusion of walking into a forest. The wet-on-wet technique added an interesting twist, with the canvas initially drenched in water. Intriguing, isn’t it?


Interestingly, the absence of figures in the painting sparked contrasting interpretations. Jen felt it was desolate, while Muru believed it accentuated the vibrant noon sunlight. The serene ambience of the scene resonated with many, evoking a desire to stroll along and immerse in its tranquillity. The shadows hint at the noon hour, perhaps a time for post-lunch siestas.


During our last dinner, Francis posed a question about abstract art. He asked me how one appreciates it. I found myself at a loss for an answer. Abstract art, with its seemingly random splashes of color, often confuses me. I can appreciate abstract art that has a discernible form, but when it’s just a chaotic mess of colors, I struggle to see the art in it. I remember a friend once asking why people buy such expensive art. His reply was, ‘It’s an investment.’ I suppose, then, it’s a luxury for the wealthy.


Francis made another remark. He said we must have sunshine in our hearts to have sunshine in our lives🌻. That was rather profound. We all understand warm-hearted and cold-hearted, right? But these are just expressions that we use to describe people. Nevertheless, when one is warm-hearted, one will be genuine in one’s expressions ( oops, just my opinion)πŸ’ƒπŸ½.


There were comments from the painting today that helped me to write my thoughts on them. I would love to read your thoughts on sunshine in our hearts, interpretations of abstract art and what makes you want to walk outdoors on a sunny dayπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ™

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