Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Coffee Painting - an aromatic adventure
A cloudy morning with even a single speck of clear sky unspotted....heavy downpour pattering noisily on the windowpane....the chillness of the wind cracking your bones...the clock ticks 9 and you still remain adhered to your bed and cuddling to your pillows waiting for that extra tinge of caffeine to stimulate your neurons and get started.
For all those obstinate coffee addicts who go gaga over coffee houses and cappuccinos and the traditional coffee lovers who admit that its nothing like a strong cup of "amma's filter kaapi", the good news is that, this aroma has also tickled the fancy of artists of late, thereby taking forms of landscapes, portraits, cultural sentiments, wildlife and abstract mordern art on canvas. Surprised??? No sooner did I try my hand at it, I grew to discover that it was as economical and simple as interesting it was. For all that it demanded was a two rupee worth bru sashe! The bru powder was mixed with luke warm water in various dilutions ranging from pale yellow to deep chocolate brown and the rest was the magic of my paintbrush. I earnestly wish everything in life was as simple as this befitting the phrase " Bru cup ondru, mood aagum nandru".