I’ve been in India for a few days now with my sister. The courtyard in her family home has a large cage on one side with parakeets and doves flying around singing beautiful songs. Sitting outside basking in the warm, spring sunshine and hearing the sounds of the house (home to several parts of the family) is a perfectly serene and wonderful spot to enjoy the afternoon and paint in my journal a little.
Read the story in the Field Notes here: http://www.penlenspaintbrush.com/sisters-wedding-india-part-1/
Over the next 2 weeks, I’ll be sharing the story of my last trip to India for my sister’s (unbelievably colorful) wedding as well as what’s taking me back there soon on a month-long journey. While I’m in India, I’ll post regular updates filled with pictures, stories, and (of course) lots of illustrations and sketches.
In 2015 I did a project with a friend called “Roam the Globe” where we painted animals from all over the world for 40 weeks. One of mine, during our weeks featuring the Middle East, was the Saker Falcon with the (at the time still standing) tetrapylon of Palmyra in the background. Although they’ve been gone for some weeks now, the past few days I’ve been thinking about them and those in and out of Syria a lot.