Tuesday, May 20, 2014

"Hounds of spring on winter's traces"....an abstract by Manisha Vedpathak

"Hounds of spring on winter's traces"
An acrylic on canvas,20"x20"

This was an old canvas on which I had poured
some left over colors like purple ,blue,grey and white.
Normally I start any abstract without
any preconception or a specific imagination in 
mind...like a "no thought" step. But as I start applying
paint....pouring, splashing colors on the canvas,
it becomes more of a thoughtful process until there
is life in the painting.
But in the case of this abstract, I had inspiration from some 
of the photos I clicked in Czech Republic a few 
days back. The spring had just started but there were
still traces of winter. So I had a definite idea of what I 
wanted from this painting and here is the outcome.
                       I found this title on the internet which is
 actually a song composed by an American composer
 Alfred Reed in 1980 and was inspired by the poem
 “Atalanta in Calydon” by Algernon Charles Swinburne.
Though the poem expresses the youthfulness and innocence
of tender love.....I thought this title suits my painting, 
which shows the start of the spring with the traces of 
snow still seen  here and there.
Hope you all like this artwork!


  1. Super geworden hou van de kleuren lieve groetjes Danielle

    1. Greetings Danielle. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments.