Friday, July 19, 2019

Art Exhibitions, Preparation and Practice

Often I take up some personal pet projects and try to work on it, that helps me to feel that I have done some work, worthwhile. It needn't be anything fancy, just something to get into my zone. Come to think of it, I have a lot of such projects in mind. Right now I am preparing for a group show that is coming up in September and is to take place in Lalithakala Akademi Gallery in Kozhikode (famous as City of Spices once upon a time), Kerala. It's quite near to Mananchira Square where you come across the sculpture of Musui as Terra-Fly by the eminent K S Radhakrishnan. People of Kozhikode are ardent fans of art and literature; the real connoisseurs, so I have heard! Shall share the pictures of my works when the exhibition opens up. Here's a teaser for now.

Girl with a Halo - Cropped detail
Acrylics, 2x2 feet 

Back when I was in Dubai in April, my daughter and I took a trip to Dubai Public Library nearby. We both found that it was a great way to unwind and get into our zone. It was quite satisfying if it had not been for the heat! This particular sketch was made there referencing a book, Pen and Ink Book by Desarae Lee. It's a wonderful keepsake and I do have it in my wishlist. 

PITT pens on Moleskine

So this illustration was carried forward into this painting of a buck and that led to the other two and "I see you" happened with gouache. You can see my other gouache works HERE. However, they aren't going to be included in my show though. These are done on Moleskine as a means to get into my full-fledged zone, to prep me up. It helps me to focus before going into my actual work.

 I see you-1

  I see you-2

 I see you-3

Finally, I would like to share the postcards I had sent to the New Hampshire Institute of Art's International Mail Art Exhibition, "Errors, Fakes and Oddities" held from 8 Mar to 14 April 2019 at Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery in Peterborough, NH. Grateful to Murali Cheeroth for sharing the 'Call-For' which otherwise I would have not known. All the works can be found Here.

These were done on Indian postcards using Winsor and Newton acrylic inks and Pigmented drawing pens. The gold ink isn't that visible here though.

As usual, linking it to the Awesome ladies at PPF!

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JFM said...

I have enjoyed all of your lovely art today.
So pretty and adorable~

Happy PPF from Jan

Powell River Books said...

I started my journal sketches with pen and ink only. I didn't have anything fancy, just a regular pen I got from a hotel room. Now I'm experimenting with archival ink pens and watercolour pencils. But there's something special about ink drawings like yours. The details stand out so much more than when colour distracts your eye. - Margy

Linda Kunsman said...

I love your pen and ink sketch as well as those beautiful painted deer! You are multi talented and it's a pleasure to view your art online since I can't in person. Happy PPF!

DVArtist said...

Wow really lovely art. Thank you.

Sue (this n that) said...

Beautiful work Deepa. Happy PPF :D)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You captured the majesty and beauty of the deer in the two genres represented here. I've never been to Dubai, but it looks like a beautiful place to visit, based on pictures and shows I've seen. Happy PPF!

Kokila gupta said...

These are the beautiful pieces of your work I have seen in instagram, Deepa! Truly wonderful! The 'Girl with a Halo' reminded of a friend!😊👌

Amy said...

Wow AMAZING art. Thanks for sharing
Love the pen on moleskin
Good luck with your art exhibition

Anita Sabat said...

Great works of art!
Best wishes to you for all your creative pursuits. Keep shining!

Beth Niquette said...

What lovely work you do! Your creativity is inspiring.

Nitish Tiwary said...

Very nice sketch..You're most welcome to my blog.


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