Sunday, November 12, 2017

Use the talents...

Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
The most striking feature of Indian Classic Dance is the use of Mudras, meaning gestures shown by the head, hands, and legs. These gestures are mixed with dance in order to express the meaning and expressions of the background music and song lyrics.

Anybody can learn fine-arts. But one who possesses natural talent stands out. This natural talent can easily be found in Indian Classical Dance. Possessing talent is only one thing. Practicing and using the talent is more important than possessing it. Talent not used is no better than not having a talent!

It's been one of my dreams to paint several such selected Mudras in my Paintings. Though I tried one few years ago, I never finished it. I am quite happy to start this series with this very first one in this series.

"Use what talents you possess, the woods would be a very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke, poet (10 Nov, 1852-1933)

Happy Painting!

Title: Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Random Picture from my collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 18" (30.5 cm x 46 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

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