Friday, January 26, 2018

21 Days in my Art World #3

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Continuing Tara Leaver's challenge...

If you have missed out on the first and second, read Post1 and Post2 here.

Day 10 - Artist Hands 

When one creates its like holding hands with God - I read that somewhere. I can’t agree more. Not just art but in every small things that we do in our daily life. Learn and practice to polish the skills...keep on creating! One of the greatest gifts is that we’re able to express ourselves (though not totally as I would want to...still learning) through paints and brushes or pen and paper or in some creative form that we would want to.


Day 11 - Turning Point

I had to think a lot over this as I do have lot of turning points... most of which was a leap of faith!!!! Right from my first major group exhibit in Dubai to moving back to move to Kochi and finding my tribe my first curated-coordinated show to “Repercussions”...getting an invite to the National Conclave to getting selected in the Annual Kerala State Exhibition... there’s so much for gratitude...particularly to all those who believed in me! I am amazed by each milestone that I’ve crossed - God, family, friends and well-wishers!! Love you all! And again, I do have miles to go before I sleep!!!😊

 “Blue” (detail), “Eye of the Soul” (detail) 

Eye of the Soul-invitation-HuesnShades
Invitation of the show

Eye of the Soul-article-HuesnShades
Article that appeared in the local newspaper, 'Mathrubhumi'

Day 12 - Current motif

Current motifs! It’s tough to answer!After some serious thought, I must say I don’t have a motif that I adhere to all along...unable to pin-point on one. But Eyes! Yes, that’s one aspect that I like to work on... the joyous glint, the gleam and the flicker, the unsaid stories of love, loss and longing, the unexpressed narratives all find its way there... they are the windows to the Soul!

Eye-Current motif-HuesnShades

Day 13 - Process Insight

My process insight varies with each medium. I wish to share about acrylics for now- a couple of things that arrest my mind right now when I think of process insight. I love working in layers varying between washes and undiluted acrylics (a kind of impasto feel). Washes go mostly in the background as under-painting, Sometimes even in the last layer depending on my subject. I like the feel of the gooey-mushy acrylics on my hands...the warmth, the texture, the lusciousness of it!!! I like the raw, unrefined and unpolished edges of the forms that gives a rustic look. 


Song of the glow-worms 


Day 14 - Sold

For a full-time artist selling ones artwork is as essential as air to breathe! Else you are a dependent artist! It is these sales that boost the morale of each artist and urges us to create more and keeps us going!! To think that someone loves your work and would like to have it in their cozy space is such an awesome feeling. It makes the art of creating all the more meaningful! .
Sharing a couple of sold works...some customized-commission and gallery ones.
I don’t yet have an online shop. Most of my sales happen either through this blog or Facebook. Yet to make a sale through Instagram. 😊

The first two are glass paintings
the third and fourth are commission works
the fourth is a triptych and is a really large one


These were a couple of gallery sales...

Fusion work-Abu Dhabi-HuesnShades

Eye of the Soul -series-HuesnShades

Eye of the Soul series-study-HuesnShades
Eye of the Soul series study

Day 15 - How I name my paintings

I love to write poetry. So most of my paintings have my own micro poems as its title. Sometimes I just feel the titles while doing the work. Else I resort to poems, lyrics of songs or even movie titles, though I haven’t taken the last two yet. But while curating I choose a theme/title first as in “Eye of the Soul” & “Repercussions”. 

Acrylics on canvas, 91.44x60.96cms

“We carry death, die
Thousand deaths fallen dummies
Ready to be dressed.”


DVArtist said...

Wow!! all of these are amazing in their own way. Well done.

Gillena Cox said...

These are really stunning pieces. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF


A Colorful World said...

Such fascinating insights into artistic process! And love your work!

denthe said...

It's interesting to read about your life as an artist. Those gallery-paintings are gorgeous. No wonder they're sold!

magiceye said...

Amazing series and I love your work! Now am learning the process behind your creativity! Wow!

Kokila gupta said...

You are such a wonderful artist, Deepa!Have seen the other paintings on Instagram but from the new ones, am totally in love with the song of the glow worms! Wonderful!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

You have achieved so much....I agree so much to accomplish . I'm sure you will achieve.

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic artwork! Congrats on the feature! Happy PPF :)

Neesie said...

What an amazing collection of artwork Deepa!
Happy PPF to you and congrats on being featured this week :D

Shefali said...

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