30th June 2022 Dr Beena
Hello everyone, it’s a strange title for those who don’t know the meaning😊😊. Let us get to the painting first. The illustration above is my art class project. Here I have used acrylic ink (something very new for me, just like the title of this musing). As I love new challenges, it was exciting to work with the different colours and, at the same time to try to create the effect.
As you can see, there is mist or fog, and it is a rainy day. In addition, we have to use a lot of water to create those reflections:). So, it was messy ☹. In addition, acrylic ink does not fade, or we can’t loosen the edge once it dries☹. As I am so used to watercolours, I found that frustrating. Here to get the soft edges, we use colour pencils to create that effect. The colours are not waterproof. We use the colour pencil to define the buildings, the umbrellas and the people.
I received many comments about this painting. They ranged from romantic, eerie, majestic, finding the rainbow after the rain, and yellow umbrellas signifying courage against injustice. Frankly, I felt “tripti”. Tripti is a Sanskrit word meaning satisfaction. It is a state of joy or contentment with no desires. Why should I feel that way? Well. I have looked at tons of pictures of rainy days and imagined, “when will I ever paint a picture like this”? Hence when I finished this painting, I felt “tripti” as not only did I capture the rain but also the sun. On that note, I wish my readers, ” there is always sunshine after the rain and may you find the rainbows”😊😊.