A Darker Symphony

A Darker Symphony

A Darker Symphony, Acrylic on canvas, March 2010

Last year was dark. Can’t do much about it now. I hope I’ll be able to get something musical out of it, at least.

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A Possible Sunrise or The Seven Suns

A Possible Sunrise or The Seven Suns

A Possible Sunrise or The Seven Suns. Acrylic on canvas, January 2010

“After a last vast interval, a seventh sun appears, and then, monks, this great earth, and Sineru, the monarch of mountains, flare and blaze, and become one mass of flame. And now, from earth and mountains burning and consuming, a spark is carried by the wind and goes as far as the worlds of God; and the peaks of Mount Sineru, burning, consuming, perishing, go down in one vast mass of fire and crumble for an hundred, yea, five hundred leagues. And of this great earth, monks, and Sineru, the monarch of mountains, when consumed and burnt, neither ashes nor soot remains. Just as when ghee or oil is consumed and burnt, monks, neither ashes nor soot remains, so it is with the great earth and Mount Sineru.”
– Buddha
THE SERMON OF THE SEVEN SUNS
(ANGUTTARA NIKÂYA VII. 62)
http://www.sacred-texts.com/journals/oc/gppt6.htm

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Website updates

Started updating my website. It was completely empty and had only one page for more than a year, mainly because I am very bad at maintaining hosting accounts and custom image galleries. Now the entire thing is on Smugmug. Smugmug takes care of most of the tiresome parts. Besides, these galleries look cool enough to me. Very little to worry about. All you got to do is paint, photograph and upload. :)

None of my recent paintings are there yet. Still got tons of stuff to sort and upload. Click on image to see the newest gallery.

A Possible Sunrise (July paintings17), Acrylic on paper, July 2008

A Possible Sunrise (July paintings17) by you. Acrylic on paper, July 2008


Hope you all are having a great day. Cheers!

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Past, Present and Future

Last week was really weird in many ways. Had the opportunity of revisiting one of the more "interesting" episodes of my past, along couple of paths. And this is one of them :

A Painting from 2002 :-)
"Long time no see ha…?"
Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 2002

This painting, created about six yeas ago, belongs to another world, I feel. I never saw it since 2003. I had no photos of it. To me, this looks like an abandoned path. Or a ghost town maybe. My paintings look so different now. I hardly paint this sort of stuff. But still, I enjoyed the revisit a lot. At first I felt nervous, like revisiting a child who ran away several years ago. hehe … This was a special child; It used to be one of my favorite paintings. That’s why I am still concerned about it.

The painting depicts a Bo Leaf with a hammer. The Bo Leaf is an ideologically charged symbol; being closely associated with Buddhism and also with loving-kindness + other softer human qualities, I thought it brings in a very unsettling feeling to the composition. It looks to me as if someone just hammered the Bo Leaf, few seconds before I captured it into the painting. Ah I should not go on babbling about it that much.

Took some photos of the painting and the owner, Lalith Abeysinghe who used to be my "boss" at a certain workplace. But alas, I think he had no idea about how to be the "boss" actually. :-D He was (and still is) a great friend. That’s why I gave this to him :-)