Friday, April 13, 2018

Sketchbook Pages and Mini Paintings

“Tipu’s fort” or “Palakkad fort” is named after Hyder Ali’s son who is said to have rebuilt this fort in 1766 A.D. The early history of this fort is not much known. It was under the Zamorins and when Hyder Ali was sought for help against an invasion, he seized the opportunity and made it into his base. It soon started to dwindle between his hands and the British for quite some time. Finally, in the 1900s it was turned into a taluk office. Today along with some government offices it also houses a jail.
It’s a favourite tourist spot. It’s thronged with joggers, walkers and time-killers in the mornings, evenings and probably at all times. 

The first two were entries for the iconic buildings #aprilurbanartand hosted by some very talented ladies - Anjal Sidhu, Abhiri K, Disha Chauhan, Pearl Oshin Barnabas, Nikita and Avanti Natarajan. Since it's sometimes difficult to make different pieces for the different challenges, I clubbed it with Elle Luna and Lindsay Jean Thomson's #the100dayproject as well.

 Tipu's Fort or Palakkad Fort

Palakkad Municipal Office is the seat of the Municipality Chairman and houses departments like General Administration Department, Accounts Department, Council Department, Revenue Department, Public Work Department, Town Planning Department and the Health Department.

Palakkad Municipal Office

Different moods of Lotus is a series I am doing for Tara Leaver's Mini painting series. Actually, I had been planning to do this for quite some months now and thought this is a great opportunity to delve into it and maybe I will continue it for the 100-day project as well. Flowers have always been one of my favourites!!! (I do have loads of favourites!) And our National flower has been one of them!!!


Linking to the gorgeous artists at PPF!


R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely creations.

Faye said...

Oooh, I just love the lotus paintings. I didn't realize there were different colors. You've done a great job on them.

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful art projects Deepa. Love your watercolor scene at the top. Great sky ! happy PPF!

DVArtist said...

Wow really beautiful art. Love the flowers.

sirkkis said...

Gorgeous flower painting!
Happy PPF ♥

A Colorful World said...

Fabulous work! Loved all three!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are all lovely! I did a silly sketch, again.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Beth Niquette said...

I loved reading about the history behind these pieces...they are wonderful. I am a history buff so I especially enjoyed all aspects of your blog today. :D

Sapna Dhyani said...

My favourite is the last of the lotus paintings - the one with the bud. Lovely.

Anita Sabat said...

Lovely creations! Wonderful Deepa!