Sunday, May 31, 2009

Peace


Few weeks back one of my friend sent me following scrap on Orkut and asked if I could make painting on those lines.
The Real Meaning of Peace
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"There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them. One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest - in perfect peace. Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why? "Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."

Ask was sort of illustration which I had never tried before and was not sure about the outcome. She liked the painting and hope you guys will.
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9 comments:

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Excellent work, Ajay. The passage really lends a mot of meaning to the illustration! Keep it up. Look forward to see more!

ANURAG MEHTA said...

Good imagination Ajay,actually it is the most difficult task to convert thoughts into a painting...

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks Sandeep and Anurag. I enjoyed the process of painting from description I had.

Mrinalini Gadkari said...

I feel so proud to own the painting!!!

Ajay Patil said...

Mrinalini, As I mentioned earlier I am glad that you liked it :)

Art with Liz said...

You are definitely one of my favourite artists Ajay and this is truly magnificent - a beautiful picture to a beautiful story.

Ajay Patil said...

Liz your comments are always encouraging .Thanks.

William F. Renzulli said...

Wonderful painting! I especially like the bit of red coming thru the stormy sky.

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks William. I must admit that I was not too sure about the result when I dropped that color