Sunday, January 8, 2012

Song of the Lotus - Kerala Mural Style

My first painting for the year starts with Kerala Mural style Lotus which is the symbol of divine beauty, grace, purity and elegance. It represents the purity of the body, speech and mind even though springing from muddy water of attachment and desire. It is also said that where ever Lord Buddha stepped a lotus bloomed. I wish the year 2012 is a benevelant one.

I have been in love with Kerala Murals for a very long time. From the time I started creating them I have been passionate about them. If you search the Net you will find loads of set patterns and designs. I wanted to create something of my own that is traditional yet contemporary. This is my first attempt at triptych. (Triptych is a painting in three parts)

I have used Lotus which is one of my favourite themes. White lotus represents a state of spiritual perfection and total mental purity. Being a piscean, the fish came naturally :) That wasn't intended! I have tried bringing about different textural effect in different hues.

Hope you like it.









Song of the Lotus, Acrylics
Each piece is 7x9.5inches
Together 21.5x9.5inches

Linking this post to Patricia's Colours Dekor


37 comments:

Purba said...

I would love to have one of these for my house. Cheerful colours and lovely murals. You should look for buyers online.

Saru Singhal said...

I love it and wish I can have it. :)

Lynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

DeEpAK KaRtHiK (420) said...

HeART br(e)aking !

Purvi said...

Beautiful!!!! :)
I recently saw this painting on Artist Of India blog and then today at ARTE's wall and thats how I landed on this blog. I have been exhibiting with ARTE since October but somehow I never saw you... Do let me know if you are exhibiting on this Friday...

Aparna said...

Lovely Deepa...I loved the colors you have used...Lotus is in white still appealing..:)

rama said...

Love all of them. It is indeed a good way to start this year. Just as wherever Buddha stepped a lotus grew, so be the same with your beautiful paintings too, every house has a painting by you.
Have a great prospering year!

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Patricia Torres said...

Very pretty.. its truly gorgeous..

Happy New Year Deepa… Hope the year is as bright, cheerful and colourful as your paintings..

Arti said...

How beautiful! What a way to bring in the New Year! Absolutely loved the art work and the meaning associated with it!

All the Best Deepa for a colorful year ahead :))

Za faran said...

Its very beautiful. Love the upbeat colors.

Chintan Gupta said...

Aww!! This is amazing. I wish I could paint so well...

Happy 2012 :)

Za faran said...

Yes Deepa, I'm from Kerala. Art is my passion too, love Kerala murals. Thanks for visiting. :)

magiceye said...

this is indeed wonderful!

factsandnonsense said...

wow this is really cool. loved it.

Whats Ur Home Story said...

Absolutely love the painting. Wish the canvases were a bit bigger though. May be it is me, I have a thing for big canvases. Discovered your blog today after some blog hopping. I too am self taught and took up mural painting last year on a whim. Can't wait to check out the rest of the paintings.

VST said...

the colours are artistic... good art often is unsold.


VST

Sujatha Sathya said...

very beautiful
does it take many days to do this?
the blue against orange gives it such a vibrant feel

shwetsr said...

This is beautiful!!! have these been painted on canvas???

anandhirajan said...

Thankyou very much for sharing this lovely kerala mural.
anandhirajan

rishi said...

nice.. -Rishi

Akshay Kumar G said...

Very beautiful :):)

Kala said...

Gorgeous murals!!!Loved the way u split the mural in to 3..Colours,textures,shades everything is perfect and lovelyyy

Hariharan Valady said...

Beautiful. Your narration helps to appreciate the paintings better.

zephyr said...

How do you manage to integrate the pieces that they blend seamlessly? The colours are also cheerful. Wonderful work.

Nisha said...

deepa ths s a wonderful work...love it ma...

Shirley said...

How beautiful this is, Deepa! Oh, the lotus and fish are wonderful here. I wish you a peaceful and healthy new year ahead! Thank you SO much for your support..you have been so wonderful to get to know here in the blogworld...thank you!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Helloooooo, Deepa!

This is marvelous! I love the energetic colors and wonderful curling shapes. The lotus is gorgeous! The entire piece is very clean and refreshing. Beautiful!

xoxo

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful colors! Nice work.

Krishnapriya said...

Absolutely stunning!

Krishnapriya said...

A token of appreciation..
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The Cute Corner House said...

They are so beautiful Deepa..Just loved how you combined the mural school and the modern school of art..awesome!

Evelyn said...

Very attractive, lovely colours!

Seema Kozhithody said...

Deepu.....Magnificent work, dear! Purity, thy name is Lotus! White Lotus, in all its glory, which is the embodiment of perfection, purity, elegance, and exotic fragrance...It's such a visual beauty! How wonderful it would have been if each one of us become as pure as this exquisite flower...in thoughts, speech, and deeds!! The holy flower, which is the seat of Brahma, God of creation, a great choice for mural painting...:) Also loved the 2 fishes, complementing each other in the water perfectly well...:)You said, these fishes unknowingly came to your mind, but it's very apt for this concept...

joshi daniel said...

colorful beauty!

tolstunka said...

Love it! Such happy bright colors--simple, pure & cheerful! So pretty...

I can see this made into a puzzle for children. If you were to make a professional high-quality scan of it, you could sell prints, cards, etc. with it. Personally, I'd buy them. :)

tolstunka said...

Love it! Such happy bright colors--simple, pure & cheerful! So pretty...

I can see this made into a puzzle for children. If you were to make a professional high-quality scan of it, you could sell prints, cards, etc. with it. Personally, I'd buy them. :)