Monday, January 29, 2018

21 Days in my Art World #4 - Final post!

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The final post of Tara Leaver's 21 days in my art world...You can see my #1, #2 and #3 here.

Day 16 - Smallest painting

I am comfortable working in small format and I love it! My smallest are ATCs (Artist Trading Cards), of which I don’t have the images. This is the image that was readily available right now, from the Folk series that I had done 2 years ago. It’s a Madhubani painting and is 5x5 in.

In case you are interested in looking at my ATCs from 2009, you will find it HERE.


Day 17 - Largest painting

As mentioned above, I am more comfortable working small scale but since my first curated-coordinated show I started working on bigger pieces. Not very huge though. My biggest in canvas is probably this one which I can’t yet reveal in full.😊 I had done a wall mural in my daughter’s room when in Dubai, don’t have a picture though. That’s my largest!!!

“Waiting” (detail), 
acrylics on canvas, 91.5x91.5 cms.

Day 18 - Celebrate 

Art in India is rich and diverse. Each region/state has its own traditional/folk forms that one is mesmerised by the simple-looking yet complex details that go into it! I am a huge fan of our treasure trove and there’s always a phase when I go back to the roots just to have a feel of that richness and extravaganza that makes our arts so special!!!

 Details of Madhubani painting, 
my own attempt at Sree Padmanabhaswami temple
and Mughal motifs

 Kolam (Rangoli) and Kerala mural painting

Day 19 - From the archives

I had been drawing since a child so I don’t actually remember my earliest drawing nor do I have a picture. It must surely have been scribbles! 😊 
I started archiving when I started blogging in 2009. And if I go back to that time I was engaged in a couple of mediums like digital art, folk art, glass painting, mixed media and acrylics. Art no longer was just a hobby, it turned into my passion. I took art seriously and started working every day...that was in 2011 when I was in Dubai. Since then I try to do art almost every day. 

There's no specific reason for selecting these...I was at a loss to pick from my these are random choices. All these dates back between 2009 to 2011.

 The 'Houseboat' picture is one of the first pictures that sold, bought by a dear friend Soji in Dubai.
'Faces' and 'Song of the Lotus'

digital works

The girl was my first profile pic that I had used way back in 2007 - 2009 in Orkut, blog and some sites.
The second I had done for teaching a poem on Lagoon while I was working in a school.

Day 20 - Favourite technique

The raw unfinished look with textures and bright colours is what attracts me the most. I keep experimenting with different techniques and different mediums though. I love the burst and blooms of watercolours and acrylic inks...the dribble and drip of acrylics, the texturing the lines and curves of the pen as well as charcoal. So many options... 😊

Day 21 - Big Dream

Finally, the Big Dream! Of course, there are many!!! Become financially opening up independent totally as an artist, taking art workshops particularly for kids (love interacting with them)... able to travel and be inspired by the changing locales and people and gain more experience and insight, be represented by a gallery, engage in more productive and proactive art, be an eternal learner...take up residencies where I can devote myself entirely to it....and some I can’t reveal right now as they’re still seeds!😊

From “Eye of the Soul series” - study-HuesnShades
From “Eye of the Soul series” - study. Sold.

Thanks a ton Tara Leaver for this challenge as it really opened up so many aspects for contemplation and discourse and to understand my own process as I seriously pondered on it. It is the first time I am writing and posting on all these aspects. It was also wonderful to see so many artists and their varied styles. It’s truly an amazing community!πŸ’•πŸ™


Faye said...

Lovely variety of art pieces, Deepa. Your colors are so beautiful.

Christine said...

Gorgeous pieces, thanks for sharing!

Sue (this n that) said...

Wow Deepa - such incredible artworks. So much to see. I love your colour choices too. Best Wishes, Sue xx

Linda Kunsman said...

These are all so beautiful Deepa and one can see the talent and passion in your pieces. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us. I love the meaning behind your special art. And congrats on being "cover girl" at PPF too!

Gloria j Zucaro said...

I love all the smaller and larger pieces this week, the week of being featured artist! Your final piece with the(lotus) is beautiful. I think abstract are the hardest to make, but you certainly accomplished it.

SandeeNC said...

Interesting and diverse collections of art!

A Colorful World said...

Such beautiful artwork! You are a master of the small!

Robin said...

Hi! This is my first visit I think! Great, colorful work. Have a Fabulous PPF and a Wonderful Weekend! Oh, and congratulations on being chose this week. Hugz!

Gillena Cox said...

Wonderful work Deepa. HAPPY PPF


Irene Rafael said...

Congrats for finishing the prompts. I started but was distracted and stopped. There is so much to learn from doing daily art! Happy PPF!
~~ Irene

Maniparna said...

Splendid works, Deepa, all of them!

Beth Niquette said...

They are all amazing! What an eclectic and talented artist you are!

Anita Sabat said...

Awesome Deepa!
Very creative & artistic. Love them all!

Vishal said...

Wonderful work Deepa.

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