Friday, May 23, 2014

Leaf Storm

There have been quite a few squalls lately bringing down the temperature. One image you often see during such events is a "whirling dervish" of leaves.
A little wind stirs up all the leaves, scoops them up, and whirls them round and round. Sometimes the leaves settle down temporarily, and take off in a more energetic whirl, and sometimes they go around in smaller circles. Or they may chase each other playfully down the road.

My painting "Leaf Storm" celebrates this playfulness in nature. The title is in honour of the first novel of the same name by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Here is the painting:

This and other paintings celebrating the dynamic playfulness of nature will be on display during my forthcoming exhibition "Impression to Expression" at Triveni Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi, from 28th May to 6th June, 2014, all days 11 am. to 7 pm. 
All those who can make it are invited. For those of you interested but not in town, or who cannot make it due to other reasons, I will be putting up the images later on my website