Thursday, July 7, 2011

By the River

This was my first try with the new pastels.
The moment I got them, the first thing I painted was this small hut, the blue sky and the river :)
I think this theme has been closest to my heart since childhood. Although the mountains are missing and the hut looks a bit shattered (I was in a hurry to complete it), I felt too happy to have a feel of these smooth pastel colors. Pelikan pastels are the best.

Setting Sun

One of the beautiful moods of nature captured with crayons.
I saw an old box of pastel colors in a kutti (small) stationary shop in Thippasandra market lying unwanted. Found it affordable as it was a very old set and hence the price tag was also not affected by inflation :)
The colors were one of the smoothest pastels I have ever used. I was craving to see their effect and chose this photo to paint which was clicked in the deserts of Rajasthan. Well to add to it, I feel to watch the setting sun in Rajasthan is one of the most mesmerizing moment

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Dawn

After a tiring day at office, I wanted to let the bright colours on paper fight the dullness of the mind.
Although could not suceed much as mind did reflect itself in the darker shades but the desire for brightness had also shown itself in form of the colorful rays of sunlight.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Buddha Leaves

This painting helped me take a step into the world where my  internal calling for painting can also give me a career. This is the first painting which I designed and posted on for sale. I seek Buddha's blessings for the success of this new endeavour. I am going professional now :) 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Flower for the Butterfly

I was trying to put my new painting on the wall and the moment I removed the earlier painting to make space for the new one, I saw remains of a butterfly landing on my bed. Don't know how long this beautiful creature had been there and when it passed away behind the 'Red Flowers'.  This painting in wax crayons is a tribute to the beauty which I wanted to capture forever.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Madhubani Peacocks

This one came out as another leisurely activity. I never took this painting as something beautiful untill it got framed. The bright colours of this painting has brought life to the dull wall of the room. Planning to try this madhubani art on an apparel; thanks to these peacocks, i feel like trying out more of this style now.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Buddha

While doing my Vipasana course I always used to imagine Buddha with his curly hairs, sitting under the bodhi tree, guiding people away from their myseries. It took me quiet long to bring those thoughts together and paint the Buddha.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Twin Ganesha

This was my first try with oil colors. My hubby gifted me with 'easel' and a set of oil paints on my B'day. The canvas and the brightness of the colors was so attractive that I couldn't stop experimenting ...
Till now I had  used only water and poster colors, working with oil was tough and needed lots of patience to finish this one. This painting is for Rubal, who helped me rediscover the lost love of mine.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Expression

An expression of a Kathakalli dancer captured on canvas with oil colours. With water colours, I was moving, rolling, flowing... chucking out paintings like a factory. Oil gives a breather, time comes to a standstill, everything halts in this eternal bliss. I just sit and paint, wait for paint to dry, and paint and wait and paint and it goes on in a cycle till I have a smile on my face. Still waiting for a smile for this one.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Budha Siddham

It had been a while since I painted. Stuck in the routine, the inspiration was lost. Suddenly, I remembered a friend asking for a Budha for her wall. Out came my brushes and the inspiration. I am rolling again! This one's specially done for you Shikha. Wish you peace, love and bliss in life. The words mean "Budha Sidham."