The Old Holy Basil Flower The Old Holy Basil Flower by Sudipto Sarkar is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. I reckon nobody would want to hear the back story of how an artist got back to his art, but here’s the summary: I got up really early today, couldn’t go back to sleep and had nothing else to do. Result, I started checking out some artists’ blogs. After three hours, I decided to go back to what I was once good at. Went to the market, picked up some water colors and brushes (figured out then that prices had touched sky). I spent another two hours working on getting a subject to paint. Finally, I settled for a portrait of Josh Radnor (I am big darn fan of How I met your mother). I was going for the photorealistic genre, but I guess you can’t really change your signature after years of developing your own. This was the first time in about four years. I hadn’t picked up a brush, let alone a pencil in four years. Of course, being a software engineer, I haven’t had much contact with writing with hand for a long time. Holding the pencil was tough enough (I prefer to sketch out the outline before beginning with the brushes). Fortunately, the portrait turned out just fine… I figured I’m not as regular with my painting to setup another blog for it. I’ll post it here when I get it scanned… I also tried posting more regularly, but with work, it’s kinda hard to maintain the enthusiasm (has been happening every time I think I’m going to post more regularly, for the last three years)… And now about this photograph, I took it during my Agartala trip. My parents’ neighbours had a holy basil tree on the roof and the flowers were quite brown (as opposed to violet)… EXIF Info Exposure f/2.8 1/640 sec ISO 100 Date taken 2013:10:14 15:28:20 Camera Canon PowerShot A2500 Spread the love Tweet Post navigation ConstructionPitcher 16 Comments Une belle et discrète lumière qui caresse doucement le sujet !! c'est beau. Reply Merci didier… 🙂 Reply Wonderful simplicity. Reply Thank you Lisa… 🙂 Reply I like this image of the Holy Basil Flower blowing in the wind Sudipto… thanks for the visit today… i have been out of touch a bit lately as well….peter:) Reply Well, all day at work pretty much drains all enthusiasm from me… It's a relief I still go out with the camera some times… 🙂 Reply Just knowing it's on someone's roof "did it" for me, VP. 🙂 Reply I'm glad… 🙂 Reply Excellent cadrage. Bonne journéeJP Reply Merci JP… 🙂 Reply It's a lovely image. It appears to be swaying. Reply Actually, it was swaying in the breeze, which is why the focus wasn't what I was trying to get… In a way, it felt better this way… 🙂 Reply Superbe lumière, excellente composition. Bonne journée. Reply Merci Tede… 🙂 Reply nice abstractness 🙂 Reply Thanks Joshi… 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.