7th January 2022 Dr Beena
Hello guys. I hope everyone had a peaceful New year. Look at this painting I did and find the mistake😊😉. Yeap, it is surreal! Before we jump into my thoughts, let me explain how I did this painting. It is in watercolour, my favourite medium😊. I used a candle for the fireworks. Candles have many uses, besides as a source of light. Sometimes, lighting a scented candle creates a peaceful ambience. Before the advent of electricity, candlelight helped us to study and carry on with life after dark. But this is the first time I learnt something new. Candle wax acts as a resistance to paint; hence part of the paper will remain white. So, if you wish to create waves on the water, you can use a candle for effect.
Why do I say the painting looks surreal? Did you notice how Zara and Mika sit on a jetty and watch the fireworks? Just reflect, for those who have pets, you will know that animals are afraid of fireworks more of the loud sounds associated with them☹☹. Many will hide under a chair or in a cupboard. Animals in a cage will pace around with agitation. Most of us are only familiar with fireworks associated with celebrations.
Nonetheless, those in war zones will associate those sounds with an explosion of bombs☹☹. Hence fireworks have a different meaning: for some, it is a celebration, for others, it is fear☹. This new year was quiet for me. I spent a quiet evening with my two gals. Once the fireworks started, Mika went berserk☹. It took a while before she calmed down. Hence, I say, my painting does not capture reality😊. I painted a happy scene with my gals enjoying an evening of fireworks😊. Now that is surreal😊. By the way, I loved those buildings in the background. I thought that was pretty neat compared to my earlier paintings😉😉. Well, as they say, practice makes perfect.
On that note, I wish everyone a New Year filled with peace, hope, joy, excellent health and may our days bring cheer to others too😊. Thought for the day, why do we celebrate every New Year with fireworks?