Friday, June 13, 2014

Swami Vivekananda Rock Memorial - A Mixed Media Art

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Summer of Color has begun and the prompts are something I look forward to...I have taken up the challenge and I hope to be a part of it every week of this season :) Thank you Kristin for hosting it!
Thank you Eva and Kristin Dudish for hosting PPF :)

The color prompt of the week is :

Aqua, Yellow and smudge, splash or pop of Hot Pink

I started with something else in mind and unexpectedly I reached somewhere else and Yes, I had always wanted to be there and experience in person the tranquility and positive vibe of the place. Here's to Swami Vivekananda...one of my favourite wandering monks who captivated the world with his famous 'message' at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago in the year 1893...He was the famous disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa.

At the southernmost tip of India’s mainland lies the town of Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu. It is the point of convergence of the three vast seas that flank India on the west, south and east: the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.

Roughly half a kilometer into the sea from the tapering end of the mainland is a pair of rocks rising above the surface. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial is built on the bigger of these rocks and the statue of Thiruvalluvar, a celebrated poet and philosopher who has contributed immensely to Tamil Literature and whose birth place is Kanyakumari, can be found on the other. This particular 133' granite statue is conceived & built by Dr.V.Ganapati Sthapati, Padma Bhushan awardee. It is located in the confluence of three seas and there were many misgivings about it's location but this monolith survived even the tsunami that played havoc of Tamil Nadu.

Acrylics, texture base and ink

The base I have textured with black lava and applied aqua and the yellow. The hot pink can be seen on the rooftop of the memorial and as tiny splash.

*The colors look darker here than the original image which looks like the color promt...unable to adjust*

Linking it to PPF and SOC :) Hop over to see some mind-blowing art and artists!
Linking also to Mix It Monthly, a new challenge for me, by Conny!

You may like to visit this link for more info on this travel destination...click here.


ps: not very happy with my lines coz it hasn't come the way I wanted!!!

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34 comments:

helena said...

love the energy and movement in the background and the contrast of the black lines - and I learnt something

Aga Gasiniak said...

Lovely work and combination of colours! Thank you for sharing and congrats on your exhibition!

magiceye said...

That is beautiful work!!

Miss Marple said...

Simply love it! Happy PPF -Irma

Bikram said...

Long long time ago when i was kid I saw this memorial in kanyakumari :)

and that is a lovely portrait not sure why you say you did not like it :)


Bikram

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love, LOVE everything about your wonderful creation, epsecially the way you used the SOC colors!

Miriam said...

This is absolutely beautiful, your drawing, the colours and the story. There is such diversity in this meme isn't there?

Valerie-Jael said...

I Love it, so much movement and colour! Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

gorgeous! This is awesome!
Congrats on your exhibition!
Fab to meet you and your art!
Thank you for visiting my blog
I would be very happy to meet you also at
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

once ...
we have monthly challenges with a theme for
Art Journaling and paintings are welcome too! Your lovely entry would even fix the current theme
HOUSES..if you want to link please feel free!

greetings from Europe , Austria

Susi

sue :) said...

Stunning, fantastic piece of art.

Ginny said...

I truly love everything about this painting.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful how you used these colors for a landscape. it is a joy to see.

itsamistry said...

This is wonderful a part of India I haven't traveled to yet.

MeOfCourse said...

Hi Deepa, long time no see and good to see you. I love your piece and the colors are great. Lots of movement going on. Nice!:)
gloria

Denise Price said...

Thanks for taking us on this visual journey! I like how this piece turned out.

Linda said...

this is gorgeous-great use of the SOC colors!

Zafaran Art Gallery said...

I liked the sea in your painting and the vibes it gives off! Also, the boat riding up on a wave is my fav part I think! Well done,Deepa!

The waves indeed are high at the Vivekananda rock and getting off the boat is in reality a mini act of courage! An unforgettable experience!

Niina Niskanen said...

Such a great artwork. Textures give nice depth and these colors just scream warm INDIA :)

Niina Niskanen said...

Such a great artwork. Textures give nice depth and these colors just scream warm INDIA :)

Rajesh said...

Beautifully done.

Laila said...

Beautiful use of the three colors. Nice texture and lovely piece. I'll submit mine tomorrow.

Aparna Anurag said...

no words!!

Kristin said...

xo

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This turned out awesome!!!! I love how the colors blend and move. So much energy and life to the piece.
Nicole/Beadwright

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is stunning. Love the sky and all the texture.

AmitAag said...

Great! I liked it:)
I'm not an art critic, so cannot comment on the lines, but I feel their weakness though not deliberate,
imparts the effect of movement perhaps?

denthe said...

This is looking great, and it even comes with some interesting facts. Love this idea!

Pia Rom said...

I so love how you paint this wonderful place! I love how you paint the sea with its big waves and the orangy sky behind the buildings!! I am sooo happy you be part of Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Caz said...

This gives me a happy feeling!

Mari Huertas said...

The blue foreground texture draws attention immediately. Saludos

Cindy McMath said...

Great piece - very original!

Giggles said...

Wonderful movement and color....reminds me of one of the masters!

Hugs Giggles

Knot n Stitch said...

Yet another lovely creation Deepa, beautiful.

R Niranjan Das said...

Wonderful!