Monday, June 26, 2006

Mural at Bandipur, JLR.

This surely is one of my favrouites... as its my first really *BIG* individual work! I painted this mural in one of the rooms of Bandipur Jungle lodges and resorts! Its about 10 ft x 15 ft. It was an amazing learning experience for me at every step - every thought i thought, every colour i mixed, every stroke i painted and more...
Every moment from waking up early to catch the sunrise... a whole day for painting... various yummy dishes to choose from... really -friendly-cheerful- staff... a chance to go on the jeep safari's every once in a while... sighting my first leopard and my first sloth bear... amazing sunsets over the Gopalswamy betta... interesting discussions over the campfire... watching wildlife documetaries... walking up and down the path several times... sitting thru the long silent nights... waiting to hear the call of the 'bubo bubo' every night... after all that, a peaceful sleep! Whatmore can one ask for !!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is one of the best blogs I've come across.. Cool paintings and what makes it even better is its all about nature.. Should say its the perfect blend of "Loving they nature and Art" coming to life here.. Will have regular visits and hope to see more work on a regular interval.
You surely will get a link in my Blogroll !! you are worth it !

MEROPS said...

well.. thank you!! I do have a long long way up the ladder though! :) Yes, do keep taking a peek every once in a while.. i hope to keep on updating it !
Also... I would really like to know who this is.. next time you look..please do mention! thx agian !

Anonymous said...

Hey,.....the painting is very gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood.

I will definitely keep on visting to c more of your works.
Atleast tat way..i'll get to c ur works and knw abt u(otherwise u dnt call..nor mssg!!)
Anyways..great goin..!!!

Ushalash said...

I can't wait to go see the actual painting on the wall.

MEROPS said...

oh yes! To see it on the wall.. you got to come to India and i'll take you to Bandipur !! :) Please visit soon, usha aunty! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey "Merops" .. lol.. that definitely kinda sounds kool ;).. Se me back here as promised.. oh well if you are wondering who I'm -- "I'm then first Anonymous Commenter on this blog..[ ..This is one of the best blogs I've come across.. Cool paintings and what makes it even better is its all about nature....]err.. We definitely dun know each other.. found yer blog listed somewhere when I was patroling .. Hey a small suggestion.. y don't u put a message board on your blog re.. it gives your blog more life.. if u dun know how to do it .. lemme help u .. Also put a counter to know who is visiting your blog and from where they are visiting.. and last but not least may be sometime I'll pull out time and develop a template for you blog which suits your topic.. but you make sure u keep yer good job up ..
Oh did I mention I did mention about your blog to a couple of my friends who are good photographers :) .. n I did check Sandesh's blog too .. Good photographs there too :)..
Will peak in again sometime ..
Finally me from Bangalore, South India.. what about ya ?

molarbear's posts said...

enjoyed this first look very much Merops! btw I am deponti on LJ, the friend of Kalyan whom you talked to today...