I’ve been trying to make time to paint and write and it’s not easy. It’s like being in love with two people at the same time. When I’m busy with one, I feel I’m not doing justice to the other. It’s like I’ve got my feet in two boats and that’s definitely not ideal because it means I can never really get better at any, yet I try.
I completed this painting on the second day of Navaratri, a festival spanning 9 nights, 10 days. This year the festival was celebrated from 7th October to 15th October by Hindus across India. It is celebrated in different ways across the different states in the country, the common feature being that the Goddess Durga is worshipped – the divine feminine energy is worshipped for courage, compassion, anger, strength, purity, intelligence and admiration of nature’s beauty. Each day is depicted by a particular colour and the Goddess is decked in a sari of that colour Day 2 was green, hence the green apples in this painting. The festival needs a post of its own which I will get down to writing some day, just not now. For now, I’ll share the painting inspired by a painting by Luybova Titova.
I did this painting on an A4 size watercolour paper
Here’s a close-up of the painting
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