This room is part of an attic. Curtains divide the attic into three sections.
The sunrise room is on the eastern side of the house where the sun can be seen ascending every morning in the summer. The light is bright and promises a dream of a day.
The orange sun painted on the ceiling of this room is surrounded by yellow.
Short painted yellow curtains wave in the air right where the ceiling meets the wall. These painted curtains give the viewer a sensation of wind and motion. Unfortunately this section of the wall has been subjected to some moisture damage. As a result there is some mould that has discoloured the painted curtains. (Maybe one day I will hang real curtains there since the painted ones might deteriorate more).
Bright scenery is painted just below the curtains in shades of red from the reflection of the sunrise. Shades of deep green suggest the hillside growth.
There is a yellow bed in the room with long real (not painted) dividing curtains that touch the ground. They look as if they form the entrance to a tent when they are closed.
On one side of the walls, a red shaded hillside reveals the natural plants of the Himalayas. The plants are depicted in different stages of growth. Some are dry and dying while others are just sprouting fresh buds. The cycle of life continues.
There is a large shrub with chillies painted in one corner. The chillies add some spice to the room’s rising sun and brings a little unpredictability into the whole.
The remainder of the walls show deep forest green pines which show a nice contrast to the reds and yellows that are seen all around the room.
My mother, who is a tapestry weaver, really liked this painting. She made a beautiful tapestry based on it that is just the same size as the original. It is included here.