Friday, March 22, 2013

Mural Lakshmi

There were days when I used to engage in artistic activities when I feel inspired...now-a-days, since the past two years I have been creating art almost daily...it has become a necessity; unless and until I am sick or something. It is a part of me I can not separate and I enjoy it a great deal. Also I wish to know and learn more...a sort of craving, a yearning...about art, artists anything and everything related to art from nooks and corners of every bit of the world. I just can't stop feeling it! What interests you? Does this strike a chord  with you???

Goddess Lakshmi - SOLD
Mural style, 6x4 inches, clipped glass frame

Now, this little painting adorns the puja (Prayer) space of one of my friends, Sheeba Aji  in Dubai and that really makes my heart levitate just thinking about it. It's a form of constant blessing!!! Thanks Sheeba :)

Linking it to Paint Party Friday, Show and Tell Saturday and The Weekly Story...more art and artists with some amazing stuff can be found there :)

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28 comments:

june said...

Deepa, this painting is absolutely beautiful! I'm not only in love with it, but I'm in awe of it and the artist who created it and expressed the goddess so beautifully - you!

Are those glass beads or cabochons that you adorned Lakshmi with? I use beads and gems in my mandalas and a few landscape paintings every now and a gain, and it really adds something to the overall painting and the colours, I find.

As for your yearning to find out and learn everything and anything that is art or creativity related, yes - what you've written resonates deeply with me and within me. I go to our local library and want to read every single book on art or craft and artists' biographies and art history and craft techniques and...the list goes on and on and on.

Have you read Robert Henri's wonderful and inspiring (and to an extent, quite philosophical) 'The Art Spirit'? It was recommended by another artist I am in such awe of and have such admiration for, on her blog, and after her singing the book's praises, I had to go out and get a copy for myself.

There are still so many crafts I want to learn, so many types of painting styles I want to learn and try and experiment with and play with. But, as the cliche goes, there are only but so many hours in any given day, and so we all must try to fit in as many things that bring us joy that we can to that day.

Bahut shukriya, Deepa, for this wonderful post, and for your beautiful art.

Linda said...

this is such a gorgeous piece!!

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Beautiful, vibrant work. I agree with your thoughts on art. it is a part of you you are and the way an artist expresses themselves

denthe said...

wonderful piece with a lovely texture. I understand completely what you're saying about being addicted to art and not being able to do without. And the hunger for more ....

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Thank you for the detailed comment June! I am glad..and I should surely get hold of 'The Art Spirit'! Yes, even I try to grab as many books as possible. I have seen your mandalas and they are gorgeous! I have used kundan stones.

Thanks a lot Linda, Sandra and Denthe :)

Nic McLean said...

what an interesting piece - is it painted on glass or how did you do it as it looks 3d? I'm sure your friend is delighted with it.

Marji said...

Really amazing. I think you captured the essence here beautifully. It does make the heart levitate to know that something that you created with your heart - is loved just as much or more by someone else.

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Deepa. Happy PPF to you. I agree with your thoughts about art. It becomes a part of who we are and will always be. Your piece is just beautiful Deepa. So rich and vibrant, almost moving. Great work and I'm sure your friend is loving it. I want it too. tee hee.:)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Wow! Gorgeously intricate and luminescent! Lovely!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Faye said...

I am sure your friend is very thrilled to get this piece for her prayer area. Very intricate work.

Netty said...

loving your beautiful creative piece of art. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

R Niranjan Das said...

Brilliant creation!

http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Christine said...

Beautiful Goddess!

JoyCorcoran said...

The art habit is so healthy -- good for the mind and the soul. This is such a joyful piece, I smiled when I first saw it. I find days when I work on something creative, even if it doesn't turn out well, I feel healthier and happier. I don't always do it, but when I do, it makes for a better day.

Bella Sinclair said...

Gasp! The colors! I love the brilliance of that pink and that orange. Gorgeous! I envy you, my friend. I love that art has become a daily necessity and joy for you. These days, I feel it is like pulling teeth for me. :)

Giggles said...

Oh my goodness the colors here are scrumptious...so good it makes my eyes dance!! I love learning all the time and creating...both necessary for me!


Hugs Giggles

Julie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Deepa! The colors are amazing!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful, vibrant, glorious piece! Yes, I know exactly what you mean, I feel the same! Art and creating is very addictive! <3

Zafaran said...

Deepa, I fully agree with your sentiment. Appreciate your passion and drive! Goddess Lakshmi looks great! Wish you all the best!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The colors and detailing in this piece are amazing, Deepa. I most certainly understand your need for knowledge and creation, that's why I love working with gifted and talented children. Blessings!

Jessica Sporn said...

I would love to know more about your process for this beautiful Lakshmi. It looks like stained glass - so rich in colors and texture. Beautiful work, and I understand your need to create daily. When I am away from my studio, I feel that same kind of pull I felt when my first child was an infant and I was away from her. Namaste.

Ritu Dua said...

Absolute beauty !! ...love the details and the colors and the textures...all about it :)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is stunning. The colors are beautifully executed.
Nicole/Beadwright

vandana craftsia said...

Beautiful and vibrant and lucky Sheeba who has the privilege of owning such a lovely work of art...your works beautiful and unique as usual...keep dropping by every once a while to check whats new on your space:)

nayana@CherishDreamLive said...

So divine and I love all the details....You are right about creativity...craving gets bigger day by day and I think it feeds our soul...

viji said...

Beautiful and divine.
viji

diefahrradfrau said...

So nice, I love the colors!

xo
Christiane

Ramakant Pradhan said...

You do have an amazing talent. These are really beautiful. I don't know if photography can be considered an art but I dabble in it from time to time :)