Monday, April 30, 2012


A painting I made in say about an hour and a half for the theme. I some how wanted to make an entry to the April Challenge in AIB. So here it is :)

You can vote for my art by following the link here. Mine is Number 11 - Journey@HuesnShades

Journey - Acrylics, 7x5 inches

“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”

Linking it to the Artists in Blogland

Friday, April 27, 2012

Against the Tides - Save The Planet

‎28th April, Saturday - Mark your calendar!!! can see some amazing art and handmade/recycled stuff in an exclusive Art Show in honour of our Mother Earth on 28th April on the yacht, Lady Bella, in Dubai Marina. The event is organized by (Woman2Woman) Against the Tides - Artist Community.
If you are in Dubai, then please consider this as a personal invitation and do make it to the event as I am participating as well :))) I will be there from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm.

Whether in Dubai or not, you can always support me through your 'Like' and 'Share' in FB. Please follow the link below to cast your 'Like'...

This is a fusion of contemporary and Madhubani style... Discord and Harmony; Dis-Harmony!

Dis-Harmony - Acrylics

You have seen this earlier in one of my posts...Warli style. Harmonius existence of man and nature.
Harmony - Warli Life, Acrylics

Thank you for all your suppport through your comments throughout... I have been engaged in the preparation of this event that I have not been able to comment to each one of you... So here I am thanking each and every one for continued support :)))))))))))
Prayers and Warm Wishes!!!!!

Linking it up to Paint Party Friday by Eva & Kristin

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lord and Lady - Miniature Painting

Miniature paintings - Lord and Lady
Acrylics, 9x12 inches each excluding the frame

My first attempt at miniature paintings.They are from Rajput school of Art. I liked the outcome. What do you think? I love the shape of the eyes...eyes have always appealed me in every painting. I focus on eyes a lot in every painting I come across. I am happy with the shades as well. These are Twin paintings and they would surely create a sense of old world charm :)

I am linking it to Paint Party Friday hosted by Eva and Kristin,  Weekly Story @ Colours Dekor and Artists in Blogland

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Vishu

Vishu marks the New Year in accordance with the Malayalam calendar. Vishu starts with Vishukani which means the first sight after waking up. It consists of a ritual arrangement of raw rice, fresh fruits, golden cucumber, coins, our traditional dress, gold jewelery, mirror, golden shower all placed in a bell shaped bronze vessel in front of Lord Krishna with the lamp lighted. Actually we walk with our eyes closed to this arrangement and open our eyes to see it the first thing in the early hours of dawn. It is supposed to bring us prosperity the whole year through.  Back home firecrackers are burst with great fervour which we lack here.

Vishukani - Watercolour, 10x7 inches

Wishing all my dear friends a very happy, peaceful, prosperous and a safe Vishu, Tamil New Year, Baisakhi and everyone else celebrating their New Year :)

Linking it to Paint Party Friday

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Damsel - Madhubani Painting

My First Madhubani painting
Acrylics - 9x12 inches

Don't you think the damsel is in perfect harmony with nature? If only everyone listens to their heart and remain pure and fresh like nature....with nature.
Madhubani painting comes from the Indian villages of Madhubani and Mithila in Bihar. Madhubani literally means ‘Forest of Honey’. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, holi, surya shasti, kali puja, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and durga puja. These paintings are done on various mediums such as cloth, handmade paper and canvas. The main themes of Madhubani paintings contain images of Hindu deities such as Radha, Krishna, Ram, Shiva, Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Also you will be able to find beautiful Madhubani paintings of sun, moon and tulsi or the sacred basil plant revered very much by the Hindus. The themes of daily activities, nature, flora and fauna and Hindu Gods are the most prominent. They are characterized by the vibrant and bold use of colours and traditional geometric patterns that supports the main theme. Madhubani painting has been done traditionally by the women of villages.

The gift hamper I received for getting mentioned in the Friday Magazine on Mar 9th. We are totally excited!!! It was the first time I was winning something from a Magazine. The gift was sponsered by Marks and Spencer. You can see the publsihed artwork here.
Thank you Friday!

I had the chance of meeting the famous personality and an amazing sand artist, Sri Babu Edakunni, last week in a programme, Thouryathrikam, organized by Thiranottam. Can you believe that all the above works are created with coloured sand?

Finally, Happy Easter Wishes to one and all :)
Hope you have a Great Day!

Linking to Paint Party Friday

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