Friday, July 4, 2014

Nellaiappar Temple - Tirunelveli (Mixed Media Art)

A 700 AD built temple of Dravidian architecture which is one of the largest temples in South India dedicated to Lord Shiva in Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) by a Pandiyan King is what I have chosen this week for SOC Week 4. Spread over 14 acres of land it has various mandapams and ambalams for multitude of activities...the most famous being the Manimandapam with musical pillars that produces various pitches when struck. Somavara mandapam has 1000 pillared hall, Vasantha mandapam with a lovely garden, Thaamira ambalam, the Copper hall of Dance and Tamra Sabha adorned with intricate wood work...the temple itself is an architectural splendour.

Color prompt for the week:

Pink, Apple Green and a pop, splash, smudge of Dark Green



Acrylics, texture base & pen, A3 size
Winsor&Newton acrylic pad, 300gsm

The dark green can be seen on the gopuram or the tower like structure...can I call it smudge, SOC girls?!


Linking it to SOC, PPF & Mix it Monthly :)

Please do leave your comments...I would love to hear from you :D


ps: I was unable to make my visits last week...which will dealt with soon...thanks for your visits and patience :)

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28 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is wonderful, and a fantastic use of the colours. Hugs, Valerie

Sharon Fritchman said...

Another great big wow! I just love visiting your blog to see what you come up with each week for the SOC! this is absolutely amazing and so beautiful!!!

Linda K said...

this is s brilliant painting-I love the angle of this temple you drew!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great job using the colors, love your digital interpretation. xox

Bikram said...

lovely painting and the colors nicely used

Bikram

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a beautiful temple! I love all the texture you added and that color scheme gives it such a wondrous feel. Blessings!

Laurie M said...

oh my, this is beautiful!!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and artistic.

Cindy McMath said...

This is beautiful. I am really enjoying your pieces for this challenge. And yes of course your pop of dark green counts! :)

massofhair said...

Love Temples they are places of power and faith. This weeks main colours of pink and green are both Heart Chakra colours which are perfect for yoyr beautiful drawings :-) xxx

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful!!! I love drawings of buildings and architecture. I'm loving all the details, and the colors are great because they are so unconventional for a temple illustration. You made it all work so fantastically!

magiceye said...

Loved the last one the best!

Giggles said...

Beautiful!! You have a wonderful style matching up with all your soc this year! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

Christine said...

wow love this interpretation!

MeOfCourse said...

What a wonderful use of the colors. Beautiful.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

ooohhhh this is amazing. I really like how you captured the space and color.
Nicole/Beadwright

Indrani said...

Very beautiful work.

Sangeeta Reghu said...

Wow Deepa !!

AmitAag said...

Great work! They have a depth, a 3D effect!

ankush samant said...

Loved your work!

Cheers,
Ankush.

Virginia said...

Love this so much!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore the idea that you are creating these temples for us to enjoy and learn about, while making them a part of SOC. I always learn so much when I visit. BTW, thanks for following me. Your art makes me smile,as does your little muse!

lorik said...

I really like the combination of pink and green..and love what you have done with that already beautiful architecture:)

Kristin said...

xo

R Niranjan Das said...

Brilliant work, Deepa!

Caz said...

This is beautiful work :-)

Irene Rafael said...

what a stunning combination of color and architecture. i enjoyed reading your explanation of the temple as well. thank you for sharing this today. have a lovely week.

Denise Price said...

Great sketching and texture! I love your choice of subject matter, too.