Someone once asked me ‘Do you enjoy the moment when you are eating a chocolate or do you enjoy it more after eating it ?’
I had to seriously think before answering this one. Now let me see.. while eating, I definitely savor the rich flavor spreading in my mouth and my taste buds revel in the lingering aftertaste, but wait..had I been in a hurry to finish eating it or did I get lost in the feeling while it lasted.
It was a profound question in the sense, do you enjoy the work while you are in the process of doing it or do you savor it more for the sense of accomplishment it brings.
I tend to think that its a bit of both for everybody but the importance we place on each, might go a long way in deciding whether we are happy in the ‘present’ or are we postponing our happiness for the future.
I extended the same thought to the paintings I do.I have dabbled in paints for some time and though my work is far from being professional, I paint simply because I love to paint.
I realized that I just love the flow of colors across paper and the sheer beauty of seeing a form evolve based on one’s imagination.The end product need not necessarily be the desired outcome but I have fun while it lasts.
I highly appreciate Milind Mulick’s work and the vividness of colors in his paintings is striking.
The paintings shown here, are some of my paintings which are copies of his works and are watercolors. Copying is perhaps the best form of flattery :).It also gives me a base for fine tuning one aspect of painting at a time.
Painting watercolors is a bigger challenge than oils simply because it doesn’t give you a second chance ! The colors seem to have a mind of their own and it takes an effort to tame them.