Sunset - Nature's Own Canvas

Sunset is a regular event on our mother earth, yet each day it brings new colors to our blue sky. It is ravishing; it is breathtaking. Every time I witness it; I wonder to find myself lost; lost in its silence; lost in its romance. I remember my childhood, a red (or orange) ball setting between the distant trees, just behind the railway tracks. Some day, at the very moment, a train comes from nowhere to add another dimension to the landscape. Few hundred meters of farmland with different textures added the final touch, when nature painted for us. Although a daily phenomenon, it always ran a wave through my heart.

Few months back when I was ill, I thought of painting something for myself. It is really boring to stay on bed rest. Instead of searching my colors and brushes, I picked up my pen tablet to give it a try. I am neither a natural painter nor an educated one. I paint for my happiness, and I need reference of course. There are lots of pics available in the internet, but I chose a screen captured from a movie. I spent a day to create this piece of work in MyPaint. A few things were left out, which I then finished last month.

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Thirteen years back, it was my daily routine, but now it is a rare occurrence. Probably, it's the same for all my readers too. Thanks to townships and industrialization. Cutting the long story short, there are places on the earth, where we can spend our evening under the natural colors painted over nature's very own canvas. I had such opportunities several times in last few years during my visits to Andaman, Tajpur, Tilpara Barrage. Hope we restrict ourselves to destroy the remaining and appreciate the original art.

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