New commission. I did not ask many questions this time due to non-art related deadlines. He wants an impressionistic piece I believe which suits me perfectly fine as I’m pressed for time. I’ll paint the beach and boats tonight. And straighten the horizon line a bit. Although the reference photo has it in exactly this…

Q. When am I at my creative best? A. When I don’t have any time and facing deadlines not related to art. 😖

।।बालकाण्ड ।।१७.१-७।।

When Vishnu had established the filial relationship(पुत्रत्व like हिन्दुत्व 😉) with that great #King (the #queens had conceived him but He was not yet born), the #Creator of All(Brahma) spoke thus to the devtas, “Vishnu is true to his words, brave and a well wisher of us all. Create powerful sons-who can change form at…

।।बालकाण्ड ।।१६.२६-३१।।

“His (Dashrath’s) inner apartments were brightened with rays of happiness like the autumn sky glows in the shine of the autumn moon. He entered the inner apartment and said this to Kausalya, “Receive this payasam which will give you sons”. Then the King gave half the portion of payasam to Kausalya. Half of the (remaining)…

।।बालकाण्ड।।१.१६.११-१.१६.२०।।

Then emerged, from the unmatched splendorous fire 🔥 of that yajman (Dashrath), a Being of great strength and great valour, wearing black and red clothes, his face was red too. His voice was (deep) like drums. His moustache (and beard?) was shiny like a lion’s. He had excellent long hair (on his head). He possessed…

।।बालकाण्ड।।१.१५.१६-१.१६.१०।।

At that time shining brightly (effulgent) Vishnu appeared (riding Garuda like the Sun)-conch, disc, mace in hands, the lord of the world was wearing yellow clothes, the armlets made of heated gold were shining on his arms…. ….paying homage to him by prostrating, the gods said,”We are appointing You for (a task for the) welfare…