Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, July 2, 2010
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Every artist wishes to capture the expression of a lady smiling, just like Leonardo Da Vinci did in his world famous painting 'The Mona Lisa'.
I hope to have captured the unique smile of the Indian bride in this portrait - my own humble contribution to the world of art.
Friday, July 31, 2009
'Coy' is an acrylic painting on canvas, of a young South Indian bride. She is clad in a Kanchi Saree and wearing strands of jasmine flowers in her hair, and is sitting coyly; probably waiting for her bridegroom.
This painting is of size 20"x16".
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I noticed this typical stance the college girls and the young working women take. The folded arms; standing,resting on one leg ; and a coy smile are a part of their body language. The faded jeans and noodle strap tops and the inevitable bag over the shoulders are also a typical sight nowadays.
As I love to paint from life - the beautiful world and the beautiful people around me - this painting is a result of this.
This is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 16"x20".
Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Indian tendor-coconut vendor is a blessing to us, especially in the hot noon of the day. I have always admired the body language of the tendor-coconut vendors, who shave the coconuts with such confidence and style. This painting is a tribute to them.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Painting one's own self involves many challenges to an artist. It is easier to paint others in the sense that you can ask a model to pose, and all the 'statue' work is done by the model. But how do you paint yourself?
I chose to stand in front of the mirror, with the easel in front of me, a little to the right. This made it convenient for me to glance left into the mirror and then back to my canvas everytime. Another challenge was to get the right lighting! I could paint only at a certain time of the day when the sunlight came through the window and fell on my face at a certain angle. It took me several months to finish this oil painting.
This is an oil painting of size 14"x9".
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Recreating 'Maters' paintings' is a tribute to the 'Master' himself. All artists during their days of evolution have always tried to redo 'Paintings of Masters'. In a way an artist does not feel complete until he/she has done it at least once during lifetime. It gives a great sense of satisfaction, and also we tend to learn a lot about the 'Mater painter' and his style of painting too.
'The Lady' is an oil painting I did during my aspiring days, inspired by one of the Great Master - Raja Ravi Varma's amazing creations,. It is done on canvas board of size 36"x30", and is suitably framed. This is a tribute to the great artist 'Raja Ravi Varma'. This painting I did only with a xerox of his painting as a reference. Since it was not clear, I decided to do my own version of his original, and tried to bring out the 'spirit' of his painting.
I have preserved my mother's drawings (pencil and paper) , and take it out now and then, still admire them, thinking of the good old days. They remind me of my roots, and help me not to get carried away with the changes in life.
Portraiture is not new to me. I started drawing portraits from school and college days, when I used to draw my teachers/lecturers, even as they were busy teaching/talking. My drawings used to make rounds in the classroom, causing commotion among my friends. Oh! Those were the days!!!!!