Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Abstract painting phase-1

I was fascinated with a bizarre interest of one of my friends in appreciating freaky abstract paintings. How could people able to extract any meaning from those strange type figure-less, shape-less and unnatural paintings? And the greatest amazement is that how people create those! I got to know that, some type of visualization one has to create either to understand or to paint a modern(abstract) art. I thought, it must be something very smart, something very aristocratic to have interest in modern art. So I tried to find out the meanings of different abstract paintings searched on internet; but all the meanings I derived came out very funny. Of course those revealed the level of perception in me. ha ha. Anyhow, I decided to start doing an abstract art just thinking nothing. Then I closed my eyes and tried drawing figures on paper..different bizarre shapes came out .. finally when I opened my eye, drew a shape on a paper which I liked very much and also put bright acrylic colours on that figure. And when I was all done I really was so happy...! That was a real success for me. I made up my mind that, If I would ever paint a picture, I would paint only an abstract, because that's very easy and we need not get worried for rules associated with painting..... That painting when was ready, I showed to everybody I came across and also got appreciations. And people asked for the meaning of my painting, then I became aware that those who paint an abstract painting must get ready to explain a befitting meaning of their creations. So I asked its meaning with a couple others to the very friend who liked abstract paintings. His suggestion was great. I tried mine too just quite similar to his suggested meaning which I told others as the meaning of my first abstract painting. The painting also got a very good reward finally. When my husband was awarded with PHD, with his affirmation I framed that painting and gave his guide who also happened to be my teacher once upon a time, as a gift- a token of respect. That was indeed a great feeling. Subsequently I tried doing a couple others too.

                               My first ever Abstract painting


The meaning I derived for the picture

As inside a mother's womb a life is well-protected and nourished by motherly and fatherly elementary graces, life everywhere is protected by the embraces of the almighty father and mother nature....Which makes everybody eat, see, walk, talk and live with ample freedom and happiness.


The meaning of the above painting I derived is that there are two aspects of everything, a very clear and pure identity.... and another is dubious and impure. It all depends is which one is chosen to show up.


The above painting which I made just abruptly putting bright colors here and there in the paper certainly could make my mind very cool at that time. It's because perhaps in a low mood some crazy deed is only able to make one get back proper frame of mind. When I tried to find out the meaning of the picture, it came out still crazier. A lonely boat floats amidst the exotic celebration of colours. The soul also travels alone in a path of divine bliss all around it. But it is untouched by it for being coloured with the black of illusion. As the reflexion of sky falls on water, reflexion of the divine being falls on receptive souls. 

Interplay of Attributes

The above painting for me is representation of several human traits that interact with and mingle with one another and still those are distinct in their special way. Love is one among the human attributes that is quite distinct and untouched by other mundane human traits making the earth feel the touch of divine. 

Trackless Prayer

The above painting says the modes of my prayer. I pray to God for so many things and mostly for happiness and peace. But its only my ignorance that make me pray the almighty for such petty desires. It is my blindness only that prevents me from recognizing the objects of my desire which are gifted to me profusely. 

 Guru Shishya

Without a Guru (teacher) and without Guru's blessings nothing remarkable is achieved. Guru purifies mind and makes the disciple ready for truth. The tree of Guru- Shishya spreads its branches whereas the ultimate Guru- the God almighty remains at the apex.

The Revolving Souls

The universe is full of souls- "Atmamaya biswa"... All the souls rotate around the Super-soul may be just equaling with the principle of solar family and those tend to merge with the super-soul. (Its only my imagination..... God forgive me for my ignorance..)


During my graduation days I used to make several paintings on Lord Ganesha. He was too merciful towards me to make me cross the violent river of exams very smoothly. The above painting in fact was done half by my daughter few months ago. When both of us started doing something on paper, we never thought it would be Lord Ganesha's image. Firstly we put colours here and there and then sprinkled some colour. Finally I gave a shape to it making Lord Ganesha.  I know the painting is not worth what Lord Ganesha's image should be. But it was an effort my daughter and me put together (a play time activity) so it's very much memorable for me.:)


A home- a family is the safest and dearest place on earth where one gets all the happiness of life. A family is the root of every society and maker of its future.

Life Cycle

The above picture may depict the three phases of human life.... One is very young and bright, the middle one the coloured and straight; where as the last one is yellow and bend depicting old age. The very juvenile stage of life makes man joyous, bright and flexible, the youth stage of man makes him confident, dynamic, highly productive a bit arrogant and argumentative. The final stage of life makes man humble and yielding adorned with knowledge and experience 


In the above painting I discovered the meaning as "a seed carries the secret of the Universe". How mysterious creation is! How life came to existence? All these questions often baffle mind. Life is everywhere and the secret truth about life and creation is also present everywhere but beyond the cognition of our mortal brains. It seems as if there is an universal rule of creation that applies to every living and non-living things. Even a tiny seed may carry the secret of whole universe.... So scientists and philosophers, from now do start a new research on the topic I have provided ..... :D   


Life is an aspiration to attend at the eternal call. It is a journey walked alone and toiled alone on the snaky path. The eternal song is heard deep within heart and each step on the path falls matching to the tune until one reaches at the apex of the gratification of flaming aspiration. 


The sensual world is but a vortex which pulls life into it violently until it immerses deep into the world of illusory sense pleasure. The outer appearance of the sensual world is very lustrous but as soon as life comes under it's mighty grip, it takes away everything including life. Soul becomes helpless just like a drowning creature in a mighty vortex of a river.


Motion is the basis of life. Life is in motion and everything pertaining to life is also in motion. Those visible and invisible objects are in motion, may be its  beyond our cognition. Nature accepts it naturally. Mountains change, seas change, forests change...everything in world is subject to change due to the impalpable law of motion. The whole Universe is also moving constantly.... May be due to the eternal rule of motion we are moving constantly, and we are in the process of constant evolution. Denying the rule may prove very fatal.... as you can think yourself desiring to go out from a moving vehicle....  Its change that is constant and we creatures must always be ready to accept the speed of motion and scale of change.                                                            


  1. I like your paintings . Bright Colours with new ideas.

    1. Thank you madam. I wish to read your Hindi blogs..