Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Diwali Greetings With The Red Hibiscus

The festive season is in full swing and we're all charged up to celebrate! The city is twinkling bright like a starry sky, and we are all making last-minute decorations at home. So sharing with you my Diwali gift to my home.... a mixed media piece on canvas that now hangs in my living area. It is called The Red Hibiscus and is my abstract rendition of the multitude of red hibiscus flowers that bloom in my garden.

The red hibiscus flower is associated with both goddesses Durga and Kali, and is supposed to be the favourite flower of Ganpati. No, I'm no authority on this; all my 'gyaan' (knowledge) only comes from my forays into various alleys of the internet. But if what I read is right, then I'm looking for some positive vibes from hanging this piece! :)

This painting has a lot of diverse elements coming together, right from metal foil to sand and plaster. I had lots of fun painting it because of this very reason, and love the highly textured surface that it now has. Here is a peek into the various elements it incorporates.

If you are looking for something similar for your home, write in to me at my mail address I'll be happy to create a piece that focuses on your favourite flower or motif, and uses colours to match your decor.

I also want to take this opportunity to inform you all that some of my paintings are now available for sale on the website 1000 Words, an online platform for promoting affordable art. They also sell sculptures and photographs, so go take a look and pick out something for your home this festive season.

I will be adding more paintings to the 1000 Words website for sale but only after I get over enjoying all the festivities.... Till then, here's wishing you all a dazzling and cheerful Diwali! Hope goddess Lakshmi bestows you with loads of luck!!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bamboo Shoots

I'm playing around a lot with mixed media elements these days. I'd wanted to do these bamboo stalks for a long time but just wasn't getting around to it.

And finally when I did.... the board sank under the weight of the gloop I put on it! So couldn't get more colour on to adjust the tonal qualities. But I still like the outcome.... now this stands at a corner of my work table. Hope it brings some luck too! ;)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Experiments and Trials

Last week has been one of experiments and trials. Primarily a prepping up for trying my hand at something new, and a tad bigger in size.

Thought I'd give you all a glimpse into the results.... I'm hoping the actual piece will look far more dramatic as it will involve more techniques and textures!


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