It’s been ten days since my last post. I try my best to write once a week and I have been successful so far. However, I’ve been down with the flu since my last post. I’m much better now but while it lasted, it was bad- my nose was like a clogged drain and no amount of steaming helped; my head ached and painkillers made no impact. After popping in pills like candies for the cold, fever and headache for 6 days, I woke up on the sixth, feeling much better. During this time, the only thing I could do was paint, albeit with a stiff neck. Staring at any screen: television or computer, made my eyes sting. Apparently, the flu is in the air in Mumbai. Everybody I know has either had it in the recent past or is going through it and there are so many different forms of it: Covid tops the list followed closely by Influenza B and Swine flu.
Anyway, here’s a painting I did during this time:
I wasn’t happy with it, so, I did not name it. But, I could not rest until I had done another painting- one, from which I would learn something. I’d been meaning to paint boats and do a landscape painting using minimum colour. This painting I saw somewhere on the net helped me achieve both my goals. I call this painting, ‘Moor’
‘Moor’ is a watercolour painting marking the end of tumultuous July. It is a reminder to stay still and anchor yourself every once in a while.
I would love to know what you think of the artwork. Also, how do you spend your time unwell- are you able to rest and do nothing, or do you feel restless and need to engage in a calming activity to heal? Do write back. I’d love to know.
Like all my art posts, I end this one too with a quote from a famous artist.
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