Painting the colors of nature

Painting to me is a wonderful medium to express my thoughts in color, when I see something beautiful, and feel the need to preserve that moment in memory. I prefer watercolor primarily because it is so easy to use, perfectly blendable and so quick to respond!

To quote Rainer Maria Rilke, an Austro-German poet, "Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves."

Browse through my experiments with water colors, acrylics, plastic and wax crayons etc. in this section. Click on the picture to see a larger image.

Hey, I confess I am no Picasso, but no harm in sharing my "masterpieces", right? And talking of him, he famously said, "Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint."

Sunset over a marsh - Water color 1994

A Norwegian mountain log cabin in the wilderness with firs and mountain slopes - Plastic crayons 1995

A part of a tropical beach with the rocks jutting out and coconut trees leaning towards the sea - Water color 1995

A typical cold fresh winter landscape in the arctics - Water color 1996

The harbours of the pretty little Norwegian towns are lined with boats of various sizes and lined with quaint colorful sloped houses typically Scandinavian - Water color 1996

Ah, the beautiful colors of a Norwegian summer! Deep blue skies, verdant fresh fields with a million scented flowers wafting their fragrance (and pollen-achoo..) in the crisp mountain air! - Water color 1997

I picked this one up for painting because of the lovely shadows showing the winter skiers in full gear hiking up the mountains for the ultimate thrill.. - Water color 1997

A lovely sunrise behind a simple Norwegian mountain cabin in the midst of all that snow on a fresh cold morning.. - Water color 1997

I would travel a lot by the NSB - the Norwegian state railway, and the scenic route following the coast to Oslo, has many beautifully winding tunnels. This one is an affectionate reminder of those pleasant journeys - Water color 1998


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