One half of the new year is over and where have I been these last months ?????.
Exploring –travelling India and soaking in the hazy horizons , the smoggy , crammed towns ,the colourful sandy deserts of Rajasthan …
Riding an Elephant , a camel cart and seeing those wonderful thoroughbreds and the Marwari horses was a wonderful experience .
Food –the exquisite cuisine of Royalty, the wholesome meals of the simple folks . They were all so full of flavour and wonderful aromas .
To top all this were the visits to places showing gems, their polishing and intricate embroidery incorporating the precious stones . The jewelry and the fabulous inlay work in marble . So exquisite . Of course there was no time to capture any of this in sketching or painting but there was so much that I wanted to record .
Then there was Cuba , another country with wonderful weather , wonder landscapes, food , people and beaches . The flat beaches with the fine pale sand and azure skies had me wishing I had the means to capture all this on canvas .
There is so much to explore ---There is so much inspirative material . It is truly Incredible
Alas , I have to learn so much before I can consider myself competent to do so . Materials in art have developed so much . Maybe one day they will have paint that also has the smell of food and the paintings of cuisine will delight the sense of smell too. Who knows !!!!