Friday, January 12, 2018

21 Days in my Art World - #1

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21 days in my art world, a challenge that Tara Leaver called for - when I saw it in Connie Solera's post I was amused. I loved the idea of sharing it as I had never done anything like it before! Though I saw the post 2 or 3 days after the challenge had started I thought of giving it a try. So here I am posting it in my blog as well...after 9 posts in my Instagram feed.

Day 1: Favourite painting 

This is one of my favourite paintings from the series “Repercussions” which I had curated-co-ordinated in October 2016. Currently picking this one as it is this series that brought some serious attention to my work. .
It’s quite difficult to pick a favourite since there’s some reason or the other that decides that favourite factor- it could be the story that led to the concept, the way it turned out, the learning process, the mediums used, the technique and that accidental ‘Aha’ moment!!! on!! 

“I see me in you 
Apparition that broke through 
I make alter truth.”

Acrylics 91.44X60.96 cms

Day 2 - Lesson Learned! 

Being a self-educated artist, everything I try is a learning process, trial and error and full on experimentation! But I do enjoy every single step! Observation, contemplation and application are the key words! Enjoy every bit of it!!
These faces were the attempts of ideas that were lingering in my mind while I was preparing for a series in 2016. 

Learn, learn and learn 
- faces, skin tones, features, dappled light!

Day 3 - Work in Progress

Just like many of the artists’ there will always be more than one work on the table, at the least 2!! It’s fun when you juggle between one to the other! Then there’s this piece where the leftover paints go which in itself becomes another work of art! Enjoy it all!
Currently engaged in a new series of 6 paintings.

Detail of a painting - new series

Day 4 - Art Book

Books!! That’s something I hoard just like art materials! Tsundoku, I believe is the word for books!!! Since I am at my home I have just these 2 at hand right now. All my books rest in Kochi!
“Paula Rego” by Fiona Bradley is one of my faves as Rego is one of my favourite artists and the book really shook me from the core for so many reasons and particularly the way she painted the minutest of details!!!
Love “The Little Van Gogh Museum” for its pictures! Invigorating!! “Sonabai- Another Way of Seeing” by Stephen P Huyler says “The art of Sonabai Rajawar is entirely unique. It has no precedent. Her story expresses the capacity of human beings everywhere to meet their challenges head-on, and to draw from deep within their inner resources the strength and insight to change their lives. She was not daunted by oppression; she found ways to transform it into expressions of courage, beauty and joy in living.”
There’s a collection of essays in Edward Hopper(forgot the name!!!), read that a couple of years back which again is an interesting one. He’s one of my faves too!

Rest to be continued in my next let me know your thoughts on the same - favourite painting, favourite books. the lesson you learnt etc.

Linking it to PPF & its Amazing ladies!


A Colorful World said...

Beautiful work!

Lisabella Russo said...

What fascinating and lovely works!

Linda Kunsman said...

I absolutely love the illumination of your first painting Deepa! The painting detail of your eye is captivating and has me wanting to see more. Books-yes I hoard them too and next to the beach, and art, I love reading-travel, cooking, art, autobiographies, inspirational. Happy PPF!

Gillena Cox said...

Good way to start the New Year.

Happy PPF

much love...

Susan said...

The color, the detail, the story...Repercussions is wonderful! Happy PPF

DVArtist said...

Your pieces are fantastic and this is a great idea.

Unknown said...

Awesome chechi!!keep going..wonderful post!
love shilpa

SandeeNC said...

I don't collect books, simply not enough space! My favorite, book or painting is always my current one.

Giggles said...

Fabulous post! I love what you have learned as a self taught artist!! Those four faces each with a different expression are wonderful as is your featured painting with all the movement!! Thanks for sharing!!

Peace Giggles

magiceye said...

Love your work!

D.Nambiar said...

It's always such a pleasure to see your work, Deepa.

pushpendra dwivedi said...

such a beautiful pictures collection

Anita Sabat said...

Awesome! Very creative.

Amina Creations said...

beautiful collection... awesome...