Flowers · Paintings/Realistic · Roses

Ode to Summer

 

Ode to Summer

 

Watercolor on 300gsm Winsor & Newton CP paper

22 into 15 inches

All Roses in General – Love for the Divine (the vegetal kingdom gathers together its most beautiful possiblities to offer them to the Divine)

Red Roses – Human Passions changed into Love for the Divine (may they become a real fact, and their abundance will save the world)

Small light orange roses in dainty clusters – Supramental Attachment for the Divine (manifold and smiling, repeating itself endlessly)

Bicoloured roses – Balance of the nature in the Love for the Divine (passive and active, calm and ardent, sweet and strong, silent and expressed)

Yellow roses tinged orange – Mental Surrender (this happens when the mind has understood that it is only an instrument)

Yellow roses – Mental Love for the Divine (the nature offers its love in a fragrant blossoming)

All colors, dense erect clusters of single or double roses – Communion with the Divine (for one who truly has it, all circumstances becomes an occasion for it)

Birds and Butterflies · Fruits · Landscape · Paintings/Realistic

Grapes and Robin

Grapes and Robin 

 Grapes – Divine Ananda

(Abundant, succulent, nourishing, full of vigour)

          Painting done on Hahnemühle fine art water color 450gsm paper with Schminke artists watercolors measuring about 14*19 inches.

     The inspiration for this painting is from a lovely little garden that we had while living in Weil am Rhein, Germany. The front fencing and wall was completely covered with grape vines and this vine had found its way back here into our nook. I added the bunch of grapes and the robin from parts of other photos from the RIL of wetcanvas.com. Thanks to Marita and Pete for the same. 

     I grew beautiful bright red Geraniums (Spiritual Happiness – calm and smiling, nothing can disturb it) in pots in this space and they flowered abundantly through out the summer, I wish I had taken photos of those too, for another painting………

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