2nd November 2021 Dr Beena
Hello everyone. Today I am so excited to share with you about this painting. I became so engrossed in it that I forgot to eat or drink😊. I watched the tutorial by Diane Antone. She was using cling film. Yes, the one that we use to wrap our food. Firstly, we throw some colours on the paper, and while it is still wet, place a cling film over it. Do not smooth the film. The more imperfections there are better the outcome.
I did this before I went to sleep as it is better if the paper is bone-dry. So next morning, I was so excited to see the outcome. Oh my gosh, now I was in a dilemma☹. I kept staring at all the different shapes on the paper. Then out of nowhere, I started to see pumpkins. Can you believe that? As a result, I began creating my picture with pumpkins. The tree on the right is barren of leaves as I assumed that with the Halloween season, maybe the tree may have shed the leaves☹.
However, the big surprise was when one of my friends remarked, ” you are so clueless. Pumpkins grow on vast lands and, there are no trees nearby usually” ☹☹. However, I was still excited by this painting. I just thought, won’t we be delighted if we get pumpkins? It is a metaphor😊😊. This art taught me about how we view life. Some of us focus on tiny details. Others only see the big picture. Many others don’t see anything😊😊. We can choose what we wish to focus on as long as we can be happy with that. There are no right or wrong ways. The humble cling film taught me the lesson. The more wrinkles there are, the painting gets better😊.
I will leave you with that thought😊 till my next one. Stay happy with all the wrinkles that life gives us😊 even the facial ones😊😊. Sometimes, we do miss them.