Friday, April 6, 2012
Although it is just going to be exactly 6 months on 13th April, 2012 since the grand and historic Royal Wedding event that took place on 13th October 2011, the royal wedding celebrations fever surely must still be strong and vibrant in the hearts of every Bhutanese. While some would be rejoicing the great occasion with vivid reminiscences of the past, many others might patiently be looking forward to commemorate the anniversary of the national event on 13th October 2012.
Alike every other Bhutanese I too was and am still in the fits of royal wedding fever. Earlier when the royal wedding was publicly announced and circulated with beautiful images of the pre-royal wedding snapshots of the royal couple I could not resist my temptation in painting the Royal Couple portrait in oil which was duly given to Their Majesties as royal wedding gift on 14th Oct, 2011. See my earlier article on ‘A Dream – Fulfilled’.
Even in the post-royal wedding period when many beautiful snapshots of Their Majesties – dressed in traditional majestic attires and wearing auspicious five-colored scarf, ‘Dhar Ney-gna’ - were flushed in the media, I was again greatly inspired by those pictures to give yet another try in painting an oil portrait. And with increased interest and passion I could finally paint this portrait of Their Majesties which is now completed.
I have tried my level best to paint a replica of Their Majesties. But of course the judgement on the quality of the art piece entirely depends on the bloggers and other viewers. However as I am still an amateur and not a professional painter, the portrait might still suffer from many deficiencies, distortions and omissions for which I sincerely apologise.
Whatever it is, let us all pay our solemn tribute to Their Majesties through this art of mine. Long live Their Majesties and pray that Bhutan enjoy much greater peace and prosperity under the wise and benevolent rule of Their Majesties.
My only hope is that everyone will enjoy viewing the portrait anyway.