Sunday, April 8, 2012

Damsel - Madhubani Painting

My First Madhubani painting
Acrylics - 9x12 inches

Don't you think the damsel is in perfect harmony with nature? If only everyone listens to their heart and remain pure and fresh like nature....with nature.
 
Madhubani painting comes from the Indian villages of Madhubani and Mithila in Bihar. Madhubani literally means ‘Forest of Honey’. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, holi, surya shasti, kali puja, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and durga puja. These paintings are done on various mediums such as cloth, handmade paper and canvas. The main themes of Madhubani paintings contain images of Hindu deities such as Radha, Krishna, Ram, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Also you will be able to find beautiful Madhubani paintings of sun, moon and tulsi or the sacred basil plant revered very much by the Hindus. The themes of daily activities, nature, flora and fauna and Hindu Gods are the most prominent. They are characterized by the vibrant and bold use of colours and traditional geometric patterns that supports the main theme. Madhubani painting has been done traditionally by the women of villages.

The gift hamper I received for getting mentioned in the Friday Magazine on Mar 9th. We are totally excited!!! It was the first time I was winning something from a Magazine. The gift was sponsered by Marks and Spencer. You can see the publsihed artwork here.
Thank you Friday!



I had the chance of meeting the famous personality and an amazing sand artist, Sri Babu Edakunni, last week in a programme, Thouryathrikam, organized by Thiranottam. Can you believe that all the above works are created with coloured sand?



Finally, Happy Easter Wishes to one and all :)
Hope you have a Great Day!


Linking to Paint Party Friday





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24 comments:

Lesley Edmonds said...

Very vibrant piece of art. I love it.

NatashaMay said...

What a fabulous painting! Congrats on getting the gift!:) And thank you so much for sharing my on-line workshop and giveaway. :)

Aparna said...

Lovely Madhubani Deepa...These days I am at learning phase of madhubani...have a final concept of using fish as a theme in my painting..:)..i found those thoughts in ur painting...just vibrant and bright painting..:)very nice :)...congrats for gift hamper too :)

Geckostone said...

Wow your Damsel is brilliant!!!!Cool stuff you shared too! Deb

EVA said...

Amazing painting! Great detail, intricacy and colours.

Simona Cordara said...

What a beautiful painting!
And those sand paintings are amazing! This artist must be very inspiring!!!

magiceye said...

wow love that amazing work!!

Seema Kozhithody said...

This is simply, simply marvellous, Deeps!!! It's an array of soothing colours that you have produced!!...what a gorgeous damsel she is! I would say one of the best paintings of urs! Madhubani has come out really well through your fingers!! :) This has created such a spell! Great work!

Bella Sinclair said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous painting! Oh wow, the colors are so rich, and I love the patterning in the background. Ooooh, and I love her eye!

Wow, the sand art is amazing! How wonderful that you got to meet him. Wow!

And YAY for the gift basket! Cupcakes and tea!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

raji said...

What a charming painting Deepa! What a wonderful opportunity to meet a sand artist from Kerala.Wish I had access to see more of his art online.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful paintings.

AmitAag said...

I wish Deepa had you been my teacher(I did fine arts upto my grads)I would have been a better painter today.
Immense work indeed!!

Arti said...

The damsel is so pretty! And what a wonderful opportunity to meet a talented artist and learn and get inspired from his works! That is truly awesome, Deepa! :)

SRS said...

Loved the Madhubani!! Ur very talented!!! Did you come up with the idea yourself and then sketch out the design? Just curious as I have been dying to do a madhubani but my first trial was disaster and I havent tried again!!

Amrita said...

Lovely painting.... loved the background :)

Geeta Singh said...

spectacular,out of this world ...dats ma fav1

Chakoli said...

wooow..
hw easily you come up such abeautiful art :))

Gloria said...

Very vibrants and a lot of detail going on with your work. Excellent Deepaz. Love it. Happy Paint Friday.

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rama said...

Lovely painting, and congrats, you deserve it and now enjoy it.
The colorful sand artist work is really beautiful, such details, it is mind blowing.

kritika choudhary said...

WOW,superb

kritika choudhary said...

wow superb :)

yoon see said...

Such lovely piece of artwork!
I love the everything in this painting! Everything is just so perfect and in tune with each others!

I love her gesture at work. Even at work, she is still able to portrait her most beautiful inner beauty to us!

Truly beautiful!

Sharkara said...

Very Beautiful! Deepa, if I remember correctly, is this a inspiration from a painting by Ms Bharti Dayal.