I was quite busy during the run up to my first solo exhibition and had stopped painting a couple of weeks before. When I came back home, from the opening on a high, all I could think of doing was to start painting again. I got down to it only a few days later on the 31st. This painting just flowed… upto this point 😀 It was extra special not having a need to finish it quickly! A hectic social calendar, a trip to India and then a photo book project ensured that it still stands incomplete on my easel.
Almost all my paintings have “names” and this one is called “An offering”. Today while doing some research on the flower and it’s properties I found some interesting information.
The Bangla month of Ashar began June 15, but only now has the rainy season truly arrived: the kadam trees have blossomed and, in the streets of Dhaka, boys are selling kadam flowers.
Kadam (Anthocephalus cadamba) is traditionally believed to bring happiness and prosperity. source.
I’ve resurrected this post which had been in draft mode for a while now. The flurry of activities that keeps me away from painting continues. We move to Colombo shortly having spent 3 and half happy years here in Dhaka thanks to wonderful friends. Today the packers have put away all my paints and brushes. It’s going to be a while before I’m all set up in a new studio.
I know I’m being overly sentimental but moving does that to me. Here’s wishing you all happiness and prosperity!