This is a 48 X 60 inches acrylic on canvas that I completed recently. I am submitting this for Illustration Friday (topic of the week is Twist). I saw a beautiful village well in Tamil Nadu, India and was fascinated by the twists and turns I could incorporate in the painting were I to base the work on the well.
Also, I wrote a poem on this well:
The Village Well with its concentric steps
Just enough to put one foot down
Jutting out inches from the brick wall
that is green -
and red as the dragonfly
that darts about the banyan
that already has a prop root or two
As it grows on the moss-green wall
of the village well.
You will see that the poem is just about the immediate visual effect that the well had on me. There is more to the painting than meets the eye - I look forward to seeing your interpretation.
I shall also write about the experience of working on this 4 feet by 5 feet canvas shortly.