Playground of the Gods, an oil painting.

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The benevolent presence of Lord Shiva accompanies this little Indian girl as she plays.

Shiva has immense powers. He destroys our suffering, the poison of human life, and removes from us impurities such as ignorance, egoism, delusion, attachment and pride to facilitate our spiritual growth. Shiva is the world teacher. All knowledge flows from him, especially the liberating knowledge, in the form of Ganga (the Ganges River).

As in many of my paintings, the natural world is present in this one. Note the dragonfly, the butterfly, and the strange plant on the left inspired by the painting by Bosch of St. John the Baptist.

And here is the sculpture (in the Durga temple, Aihole, Karnataka, India) that was the inspiration for Shiva:

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Absolut wunderschön. Tolle Arbeit! Upvote!


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I would be happy to try, but this is an oil painting, not a pencil drawing.

Beautiful as always :) That sad pumpkin in the corner adds a special touch, haha!


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I have missed this one! Very nice ;) Also I like a lot the Bosch painting.


Thank you @haedre; so glad you like it. I enjoy bringing diverse art forms together - the only rule is I have to really love them.

Very beautiful and thoughtful~ And there's serenity in this painting as well * ___ * Lovely work <3



Thank you @veryspider. Joy and serenity are themes I pursue in my paintings these days because humanity needs them so much. We can add hope.