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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!