I love Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore's poem very much. They are my best friend during my teenage and university time. And they may be one of the important reasons that made me start of painting.
I always wanted to paint Tagore's poem and finally today I get started. This is the "Lotus" from his "GITANJALI (Song of offerings)". It is one of my favorites. I put it here for your references:
On the day when the lotus bloomed, alas, my mind was straying,
and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded.
Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my
dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind.
That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to
me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion.
I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this
Acrylic on heavy watercolor paper of 140lb
size: 13 x 18, $500