I wanted to share my painting, that I’ve been working on for the past month. The painting isn’t originally mine; the general scene and theme come from another artist. However, the overall look and feel, the colors and vibe, etc., are very different from the original, and represent a fresh interpretation of Radha and Krishna. And although this is not an original Mahasweta Mitra painting, it is one that has flowed from the heart and stillness. It was lovely to watch the colors merge and create a beautiful Radha and Krishna. I really wish I could say I created this… but any time my mind was actively deciding what to do, the paints and colors just did not flow… then I stopped… became silent… asked the divine/stillness to paint… and everything… the colors, the shades, the paint, the brush strokes… it all just flowed beautifully. I don’t think I have experienced anything like this before.
I hope you enjoy the stillness that went into this painting… the cosmic romance of Radha and Krishna.
I have this one posted at my website too, along with a beautiful poem By Katrine Kristiansen called The Fragrance
Katrine and I independently started working on these pieces about a month ago, without knowledge of each other’s efforts. I was looking for a poem to go with my painting, and she was looking for a painting to go with her poem. We were pleasantly surprised when we did share our creations with each other, and saw how beautifully they fit together.
I also want to thank my aunt who introduced me to painting when I was really young and my friend and current art teacher for all her help with this painting… she helped me pick up a brush and paint again after 26 years.
Everything’s because of you and the things you do, my beloved Yeah everything is flowing fine as we dance beyond rhyme, my beloved You calmed the storm inside of me and now I’m free, my beloved So now I let the battle go and watch you run the show, my beloved
All I want to do is sing of the joy you bring, my beloved Praying that these songs awaken those who feel forsaken, my beloved
I refer to my paintings as creations from stillness. I have found the best thing I can do as an artist is to get out of the way and let life paint what it wants to paint. I get inspiration about what each painting will be, and then, bit by bit, the general sense of it fills in, but that all comes from stillness, too.