Like Raindrops On My Window - 12/02/2009

Posted by Natiq Jalil on Monday, June 13, 2011 Under: Retro blogs
There are few things in this life as endearing to me as the sight of raindrops on my window. We are at that time of year where there are few rainfalls left. Warmth is leaving the air and a chill is invading the night. A different form of beauty is preparing to take the stage...

...though her touch is cold, she is not without her own charms.

Though the clouds will obscure my view of the moon, I can still watch with childlike wonder as snow falls to the earth. I can allow myself to be moved by the slow motion serenity of silver lights glittering in the frigid night air and let myself believe for a tiniest instant that time has slowed down,

and this moment is mine...

...made exclusively for me.

This is coming. But for now, I'm enjoying the last of the rains. 

So as I was looking at this photo my sister took of a window in my old apartment, decorated with lime candles and potpourri, I was inspired to paint. Though this piece is a digital painting, I feel the way I do when I paint with traditional media. I felt really good. I hope that my feeling come across in this piece. I hope that those who see it catch some of the intense serenity I felt as I laid down these brush strokes.

Candles At My Window
 
Lime-Candles-Completed-web
 
I just finished this piece a few hours ago. I started it some time ago but it took awhile for me to feel motivated to go in and finish it. It seems that the inspiration I felt with the painting of my window has continued. And so I will ride this wave of inspiration for al it is worth... until there is nothing left of it.

Listlessly Restless

Listlessly-Restless-Completed-web 

That's all for now. Let me know what you think.

Natiq...
 

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