Friday, January 19, 2018

21 Days in my Art World #2

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Tara Leaver's 21 days in my artworld has reached Day 17 and I am finding it quite interesting. I had never really shared so much online regarding my work and related matters so this became an opportunity to open up and share about oneself as an artist, the process and every little thing related to creating art.

So continuing my journey...

Day 5 - Favourite Tool

Favourite tools keep changing with the creations right! Since I am currently engaged in a series of small paintings I am using these 5 brushes- one tattered, three ageing and one new. 😊 Mist sprayer is a must right now!
There are quite a few all-time favourites though!!


Day 6 - Current Challenge

My current obsession-challenge is portraiture and getting the features and expressions right! I would love to get the subtle nuances that makes those expressions worth it. There’s always a story behind each face and each expression of that particular moment. Would love to get hold of that subtle magic! Each person is a story-teller of sorts! 
These are my 10-15 mins attempt with different mediums. 


Day 7 - Colour Palette

Color palette in my current series is quite restricted as usual is the case with me. But it happens naturally depending on the subject matter/ story that I choose to depict. I don’t have a permanent palette, it keeps changing. I love bright colours though. You may wonder what I am creating with this colour palette, unfortunately I can’t reveal it now. But this has been one of the interesting series I have worked on. It has given me some more ideasπŸ’‘!!! 😊 
I am attempting a video this time. Hope it works well! The video has music, thanks to my daughter who edited it! 😊
Colours in the video: Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Payne’s Grey, Prussian Blue and Titanium White. I am using bits of other colours as well.

Day 8 - Inspiration 

I am almost always inspired by everyone and everything around me in some manner but there’re moments, instances, experiences, even expressions that catch my attention and that dwells with me. Most of the time one inspiration leads to the other. I am also inspired when I see and read about various artists, their life, their work process, their struggles and hardships, their success...even some slightest things for that matter! The news of everyday violence against humanity in general and women & children in particular stirs me up to the core and it haunts me. Though I am not vocal about it, it churns inside me. My daughter is a great source of inspiration! She’s a bundle of potential with unlimited possibilities and full of life!!! She’s my greatest Muse! Sometimes it’s ones own self...what I personally go through. Movies and music influences me and so does books.

 Rene Magritte’s "The Lovers", 
a Paula Rego study

“Sunshine” - sketch of my daughter

Ms.Marple, Agatha Christie and “Dark forces” - charcoal works

Haren Das’s print as sketch, 
Louvre-Abu Dhabi from a photo reference of Sanjeev Goyal

Day 9 - Where the Art happens 

Art, for me, can happen anywhere inside my home. From the sitting room or bedroom to the dining hall and near the window-sill or balcony floor where we dry clothes!!! Even in my lap!!! In short I don’t have a dedicated studio space as such... but the “moving studio” is kind of fun as it’s quite challenging at times!!!😊 And when it’s the balcony even natural forces play an important role in how the background turns out to be!!!




Rest to be continued...

Linking it to Paint Party Friday


Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful artworks Deepa. The portrait of your daughter reveals her sweet innocence and youth-so sweet. Fun little video-such earth tones -I'm thinking an artwork that deeply connects to the earth. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites in the various categories. Happy PPF!

Lisabella Russo said...

I love your faces, I definitely feel a story behind them. Thanks for sharing some of your favorites.

Cindy D. said...

Wow, terrific portraits especially in so little time! So many nice styles. Also, Miss Marple is the best. :)

Katie Jeanne said...

I think you nailed the expressions on your faces. Makes me want to know their story.

denthe said...

You have been busy! I LOVE those portraits! You did get hold of that subtle magic!

DVArtist said...

Everything is just spectacular. I love how you shade your faces. Wonderful indeed.

Renee Dowling said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing portraits! It was well worth a visit to your blog!

Beth Niquette said...

Your style is quite eclectic and intriguing. I want to look and look and look....

Kokila gupta said...

It felt wonderful to revisit all these moments together which I have already seen on Instagram in separate posts... I loved it. :)

Jai said...

I loved the music in the video... It has just a wee bit resemblence to the title music of a very old movie called operation daybreak. The other art work is also excellent.

Kevin Mallik said...

Wow! It's super creative article on arts. I loved the Day-8 (Inspiration) part most. Keep it up.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Most of the artists have these common. For me also, the favourite tools keep on changing depending on the work. Loved the video.