Sunday, July 27, 2014

Moon and minarets.





“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.”
Rumi


Imagine … walking to your window, in some distant, dreamy land … outside everything is bathed in pearly, luminescent moonlight. Domes and minarets standing sentinel, like huge mushrooms, glowing in the moon… 

Try transporting yourself to such a landscape … what would your reaction be?

I love images of the moon and silhouettes of the domes or minarets and find it very poetical and mystical, almost like Kubla Khan’s palace!

My painting grew out of vague shapes with no particular planning, but I love its outcome!
 
Let me share with you some pics of my painting at different stages.














“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don't go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don't go back to sleep!”
Rumi

Wishing a joyful Ramadan to people all over the world who celebrate it at this time.

9 comments:

  1. How lovely--the softness of this painting fills my eyes. I love the colors you chose, too. Beautiful!

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  2. Wow this is really pretty
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. Lovely to see all the stages and then the final result. Awesome!

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  4. Such a fascinating painting! I love the way it glows with light and I enjoyed seeing how you worked the underpainting. Beautiful painting and beautiful words!

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  5. fabulous painting and fab to see the steps... love that!

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  6. Love the transformation of your painting to the final piece. The shapes are wonderful, and the colours divine. Beautiful work!

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  7. Very pretty...love the process!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. Beautiful work with these wonderful colours! Very interesting to follow the progress!

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  9. Lovely to see the start to finish of this glowing masterpiece, with simple shapes so cleverly put together.
    I enjoyed your writing too, and the wonderful poem by Rumi.

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