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Monday, September 27, 2010

# 37 Kaash Flowers

The 20 min.challenge this month was Something Autumn!The immediate picture that comes to mind is that of  leaves turning to yellows and golds, rusts and the many shades of reds, yards covered with fallen leaves and Nat King Cole singing Autumn Leaves!
However in Bengal where I live, autumn means the flowering of the Kaash flowers. It heralds  the end of the very wet Monsoons and the fields, especially near the river are covered with Kaash! I suppose its a kind of elephant grass which have these amazing silvery grey flowers! The river is no longer unsafe and the small country boats start fishing again. I have a memory of them from childhood....my mother used to put them in tall earthenware pots, and they glistened like silver, when the sunlight fell on them!
Painting this in 20 mins. meant I had to concentrate on what was essential. It also ensured I didn't fiddle, once the picture was done!! The picture came out better than I expected!


Laure Ferlita said...

What fun, Brinda! Love the red pop of color to push the flowers forward. Very nicely done especially for 20 minutes!

Elva Paulson said...

I particularily like this one, especially with the burst of color.

Kelly said...

...I love the way these 20 minute challenges turn out. Like with Elva's painting above, I love all the movement showing through.