Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Holi

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This is Holi, the festival of colours, the festival of celebrations!

When I google searched ''holi'' so that I could put hyperlinks to my post, I found that wikipedia describes it as a hindu spring festival. Technically that is indeed the correct definition. But so far as I am concerned, confining holi to a religion can do just that to the spirit of the festival, confine it. This is one day when EVERYONE plays with one another, it does not matter who you are, where you come from.


Everyone comes out dressed in pure white, prepared with a pouch of colours, the deadlier the better!! After a couple of hours, it is not very easy to tell who is who!!! You can only see yellow, pink and green faces. We dance to music and move around in groups with friends, visiting everyone, drowning them in colour, relish a grand feast of traditional delicious sweets and beverages after the colour play is over!! The most fun is in pulling out the shy ones to play, most often they would almost hide in their rooms and dread the event. But after a while, no matter what your age or temperament, it a joyous occassion.

The painting, third in the series, took pretty long to finish it, a burst of colour on a white wall.



I block printed the sides of the canvas with gold on dark green, adds a beautiful ethnic antique-y look to the block of colour!

16 comments:

Connie said...

I am running out of things to say. You're paintings are just getting better and better!!!

Peace & Love.

sweetmango said...

this is my FAVOURITE festival, I LOVE it, I was just thinking about it a couple of days ago!!! I have never been to one and I would love to go to one, I have seen and read about it so much and it has always remained something that I want to be a part of at some stage of my life. It just looks so fun and happy...all those colours, beautiful colours!! Your painting represents the festival so well...fantastic concept and design Dee!!

Tammy said...

Stunningly beautiful. Your work is always outstanding!

jennifer said...

dee this is gorgeous, it's so cool to watch artists show all their talents and bare their soul.

I need major help with you tube. I will definately be checking in before the next video. How do you add the text? Is that an option in YOU tube or in your computer?
thanks dee! LOVE YOU!

jennifer said...

ps... I wonder who inspired my little girl dancing in the WINDOW!
:)

Dee said...

Dear Connie, I have shared each step of my creative journey with all of you and shall continue to do so. As a self taught artist, its interesting for me as well to be able to see where I started and where I am now. I am lucky to have such friends who take such interest and share my journey with me. Love and Hugs to you.

Dee said...

Dear Sweetmango,Holi indeed is the festival that brings all of the country together! I sure wish that you get to attend holi real soon. Pls make sure to consult moi beforehand so I can give you all the tips and tricks to be an expert at colour throwing!!! Glad you liked the painting. Namasté. Dee.

Dee said...

Thank you Tammy, I just visited you website, the ladybug is rather cute! More visists soon...and all the veary best with your blog.

Dee said...

Jen, I left a post for you on your blog, do take a look and let me know if that helps.

Oh, and the little girl in the window!!!...Now that you mentioned, I am going back to admire it some more!!! OMG!! :))))

jennifer said...

dee, yes, I have windows and played with that, THANKS... when I tried to put music to it, I have to download off the internet???
sorry to be a pain!

Suzanne said...

I love the range of colors and the compostion. It's just beautiful.

Dee said...
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Dee said...

Thanks for visiting Suzanne, glad u liked my work! Thanks for taking time to leave me a note.

jennifer said...

dee, thanks! you r the bestest ever!
I am going to play with audio tonight!
xoxo, jen

dee said...

well done Jen! congrats!

Tammy said...

Thanks for the visit to my site Dee. Thanks for the well wishes. I've been blogging since March of this year and I love it. Any feedback is always welcome! I hope you find time to visit often.

Much Peace!

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