5th September 2021 Dr Beena
Time for another musing. Hmm, since my little toe fractured, I am grounded☹. Well, with the pandemic, most of us are homebound☹. Thus, you know what I will be doing. Yes, painting and writing my musings.
This painting is about a big wave. I was nervous about this one. Firstly, I need to apply masking fluid for the spray part of the wave. Now, there is a technique to put on masking fluid. Well, I had to make corrections when I finished the painting. It didn’t turn out the way the waves should appear. Hmmm, looks like I need more practice to put on masking fluid😊. This painting is from a tutorial by Karen Rice.
I have always loved the sea. I would stand at the edge of the beach and let the gentle waves play with my feet. I just love the gentle caress of the sea. Most of us love that feeling, don’t we? However, are we that comfortable with giant waves? I am certainly not that brave. It was the same with this painting. I struggled to get the waves as realistic as I could.
Then it occurred to me. Everything about life is about waves. For example, hunger comes in waves. Similarly, fear, anguish, excitement, happiness, sadness and many other human emotions come in waves. Gosh, I just realized it😊. The intensity of the wave changes just like the sea. We can manage gentle waves but facing huge waves is something else. Nevertheless, have you observed with time, even a giant wave will lose its intensity and become a gentle wave once it crashes😊. Hence, when we are gripped by an emotional giant wave, take deep breaths, and say it will pass😊.
Sea waves are fascinating for surfers. They love these waves to chase them. The bigger the wave, the better😊😊. Artists love to paint waves as it is challenging. So, there are always many facets to the same matter. Either we accept or discard that challenge to choose an easier route. With ageing, I have realized one can choose one’s path. Only we know our limitations. There is no need to mask that hidden flaw. Time aids to build strength. When you are ready, face that challenge. Until the next time, bye for now😊. Phew, too philosophical today!! Hey please give your thoughts on the wave, would love to read them😊.