I forget what day we are on. It’s either end of Day 4 or 5 of my painting venture. Whichever it is, at the end of today, I have almost completed a second painting.
I’ve titled this ‘Kumari’, after the ‘Living Goddess’ of Nepal as my second Nepal-inspired painting for the fundraising morning tea on 17th May. I read an article earlier this week that said, that out of all those old heritage buildings, the Kumari (aka, Living Goddess) House is completely intact despite the quake that brought down cement homes in Kathmandu. So aptly so, I’ve chosen to paint her as the symbol of Nepalese spirit that is unshakable, enduring, and beautiful about the country and it’s people at large.
As a kid, I remember visiting the House once, but, like all kids and their memories, what I remember is vague. ‘Kumari’ pass arduous test for mental strength, courage and resilience etc before one is chosen to represent the Goddess and is worshipped. You’ll find a great deal of information on the net ecetera about the only ‘Living Goddess’ in the world.
So, here’s a peek at where the painting is at: