Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Goddess Saraswathy - My First Mural Creation

Goddess Saraswathy - Seat of Learning
Acrylics, 19 * 26 inches

My first attempt at Kerala mural painting...Since puja/navratri strats today, I thought of posting this... a nice way to begin it:) Hope you all like it.
Goddess has been really lucky for me as I had mentioned in my previous post. I have got an order for the same and am currently working on it. Thank you, dear God! Thank you Saraswathy aunty! Thank you Anilettan!

30 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful.

Saru Singhal said...

It's beautiful...:)

Saru

Kala said...

Gorgeous Deepa:)

the mind behind the mindless lampoons said...

Superb....what is the difference between a tanjore painting and a kerala mural ??

Sarmistha said...

Stunning and beautifully done , Deepa.

KP said...

Wow.. that was beautiful.. hats off to those wonderful hands that did the magic..

deepazartz said...

Thank you very much Rajesh, Saru, Kala, Sarmistha and KP...Your words inspire me:)

@The mind,In Tanjore paintings there are both murals(wall paintings) and one done on canvas, glass, mica, wood etc. They are mostly religious in theme, divine in nature. Murals are done with traditional materials for colours like limestone, yellow oxide, tamarind twig etc. Hence the colours are limited as well - green, blue, red, yellow, white, black. The ones done on canvas and other materials are done with relief work ie using gold leaf, gems, stones etc. They are very expensive.

What I have done here is Kerala Mural painting which is from a different school of art hence different in style but they are also religious in theme. Here, only five colours, panchavarna, is used - Red, blue, green, yellow, white and black.

Hope this will help you understand the difference better (from my limited knowledge)

Hope to see you more often:)

joshi daniel said...

beautiful and should be so cool to see it in real!

Nisha said...

very nice and detailed work deepa..hatsoff

yoon see said...

Well done Deepa!

Incredibly beautiful mural and I must compliment you that every bits of this painting is great, which including the complexity of the details, colour selection and composition & balance!

Thank you for sharing your joy in praising God in a beautiful yet unique ways thru this subtle manner, for sure God has given your wisdom & insights for making this possible! Deepa, never look back and hope to see more to come.

notyet100 said...

Perfect for the festive season,,,hppy festival

SensitiveCreations.. said...

Very beautiful Deepa, Congratulations for the new endevour..

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous Deepa !

Patricia Torres said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Well done!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, Deepa! WOW! This is very beautiful. So intricate and the colors are wonderful. Looks like you have been a star student. I'm so glad to to read about your great trip to India. And your Warli and Gold Fish paintings below are beautiful too!

Hope you are well. I know you are busy, but it's a very good kind of busy!

Poonam said...

Oh this is beautiful! A visual treat for the eyes! love your work. :)

chickoo said...

Absolutely stunning! I was looking for similar murals for my home. Could you let me know how I could place an order for one?

Ambika said...

Stunning work Deepa! And beautiful attention to detail.

Bella Sinclair said...

Deepa! Your photo is BEAUTIFUL! So nice to see you!

Have a lovely weekend. :)

Gloria said...

Deepaz, this is outstanding, this Goddess Saraswathy is just beautiful. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing.::hugs::

Teri C said...

It is just beautiful!!!

deepazartz said...

Thanks a ton Joshi, Nisha, Notyet100, Sharkara, Sanghamitra, Patty, Poonam, Ambika, Bella, Gloria & Teri:))))))))))

@Chikoo, I have already sent you a mail and Thanks for ur interest:)

@YoonSee, you make feel very uplifted by ur powerful words... I feel elated and so very excited when I read such wonderful from you:)

@Bella, I think I was a star student for she did pass me a design which her guru had passed on to her. She told me that she hadn't given it to anyone else and she was generous with her praise:) I am truly delighted!

Reflections said...

Its beautiful.....how long does it take to finish one of this size???

Am Nancy, happened to be passing thru, cdnt help but comment:-)

deepazartz said...

@Nancy,Thanks! It took around 40 days since I was on vacation and I wasn't managing home...I did have a day or two breaks in between...

Gloria said...

Hi Deepaz! Thanks for stopping by my Paint Party Friday post, I appreciate it and thanks for the always nice comments. Just stopped by to say that and enjoy your day. Take care. I can't get over your profile picture, it's awesome.

Patricia said...

Thank you for your reaction!
I LOVE the painting....BEAUTIFUL!

BOTTOIS CLAIRE said...

Bonjour!
Superbe peinture!!Bravo!!
Merci pour ce partage!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

Hemant said...

Awesomely awesome :)

divs said...

Beautiful mural creations... Congratulations! I 've mailed you a few queries on making the murals. Hope you will be able to help me out.
Thankyou!

Rakhee said...

I would like to learn this art. Does anyone know who can teach in Bangalore?