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 India...my move to Kochi and finding my tribe there...to 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)
Invitation of the show
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!
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
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...
How I name my paintings
“We carry death, die
Thousand deaths fallen dummies
Ready to be dressed.”