Friday, 24 March 2017

Wall of fame in Lucknow!

Hi all,
Recently I have started freelance consulting work. This week was full of those activities. By this pace, I think I am going to work on weekdays for my brain and on weekends for my soul (smileys~~~). Yes, you guys guessed it correct, I am going to continue my soul art job on weekends.
This post is about, my past hand-painted Madhubani art and my past post. One of my besties who stays in Lucknow has sent me this pic some days back, when she came to know about restart of my blog n art work :).

So I feel for any artist, happiness is nothing but getting to know their  artwork becoming wall of fame in someones home. The same feeling I had when I got the pretty pic from her.

Linking it to Paint Party FridayThanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Warli Buddha on Tea Coaster.....

Hi Friends,
I am going to start this post with the good news (smiley~~~). One of the art lover and an entrepreneur liked my Warli Buddha in last weeks post. He has given me order for hand painted tea coasters for his art studio cum coffee shop. So soon my Warli Buddha is going to rock on his front desk (smiley~~) and my spiritual knowledge is going to get broaden while working on this art.

Yesterday night after finishing my routine core, I started working on this assignment and finished with the first tea coaster. Please have a look at  the outcome of it.

This is Nirvana Buddha posture. Before starting the explanation of Nirvana Buddha, I would like to explain, what these postures are all about. Buddhism has different traditional (around 100) poses of Buddha, called as asana or an Attitude. Each pose has a significance related to an important event in the the life of Buddha. Each posture will have a specific hand gesture, called as Mudra, associated with the posture.
So let us have a spiritual senses awaken, before reading the concept of Nirvana. Nirvana is a transcendent state in which neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self exist, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism. So Nirvana Buddha depicts the last moments of life of Buddha on earth, prior to the Buddha dying one last time before entering Nirvana. As Buddha has gained enlightenment in his lifetime, so that he was able to escape the endless cycle of birth - death - rebirth and entered Nirvana. In this pose, the Buddha is always depicted lying on the right hand side on top of a resting table. One of the most well-known examples of this statue is enshrined at Wat Pho in Bangkok, Thailand. This is my dear hubby in below pic of Wat Pho. 

Experience on working with wooden tea coaster was quite new and challenging. It required many coats of paint and gives little patchy look of colors, which I found natural and unique. But I have enjoyed it altogether.

So do write me about your opinion on my modern Warli Buddha in Nirvana posture. Now some more are going to be done by me in next posts.

Linking it to Paint Party Friday
Thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Warli Buddha: A spiritual come-forward

Hello Friends,
After a gap of long four years, I am Back to my creative world :)....rather I should say I am going Forward with creative world....

What did I do during those years?....I prepared for arrival of my younger son Rudransh....who is now four years old. His arrival made my mind, home n family complete. However life is not all about goodies. He was born with certain health issue. This challenge made me strong physically (for taking the best possible care, sleepless nights) n emotionally. However, by God's grace, support of our parents, friends and doctors, he has come out of those danger n alarming signs (such as scary ICU stays in hospital) and now doing good. I must say, God has the best offerings n plans for everyone :) n he never neglects anyone when it comes to blessings......

Today, I am here to share my new creation 'Warli Buddha'. This was long due four years old idea getting executed now.

                             Medium: Acrylics on handmade paper

The Buddha is in meditation posture in above picture. The Buddha is depicted with both hands in the lap and legs are crossed. I have used bright yellow color for background which denotes energy, excitement. I enjoyed making curls of Buddha in this painting the most.

In further post, I would love to explore more with Buddha incorporated in different warli trends.
So how was it? Please put your comments to this post.

Linking it to Paint party Friday.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Ugly Duckling- Fusion of Warli & Madhubani

Some time in last days, we visited Oxford bookstore in Bangalore, which is one of the favorite family place for all three of us :). While browsing through the kids section suddenly my eyes went on one book called 'Ugly Duckling'. When I opened it and for few seconds (Harshi's permission for my flashback memories is only few seconds...she will hardly let me be with me for few minutes anywhere :)) I went back to my childhood days.
When I used to get upset with some of friends during playtime or some school stories my aai (mother) used to sing one poem in Marathi called 'Ek vede Rajhans'- a converted story of Ugly Duckling in Marathi. Moral of the story was there used to be a swan staying in the pond of ducks who was unaware of his superior qualities and always used to get upset by a common mob. But in the end he came to know that he is a swan, not one of the common duck :). I bought the book for Harshi. Although it made me read the same story for her during 70 nights ;) afterwards. This gave me swanish idea about making a painting in Madhubani with the pair of beautiful swans :). Love you Harshi, for being always the source of my ideas.
While making of Ugly Duckling, I was painting water lilies and pond trees, which made me to think about making tiny Warli girls and boys :). This is again attached to my another childhood memory and my pappa. He always introduced me to science fiction movies from childhood. One from the list was the famous Walt Disney movie 'Honey, I shrunk the kids'. I Still remember the the smallest inch kids struggling to reach back to their Dad and home. I tried to do the similar kinda drawings of Warli girls and boys playing on the water leaves and flowers :).

So did you guys enjoy the fusion of major of Madhubani and tiny of warli :). Painting is done with acrylics on handmade paper.
Size: 37cm H x 25 cm W
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Monday, 18 June 2012

Warli Krishna Series 5

Hello friends, last few weeks my parents, sister and her kids visited us in Bangalore. It was almost after a long time they were with us here in Bangalore. My all days went with continuous talk, giggles and fun with them. I could not do much productive than spending a productive time with them :).......These days I am tied up with some new work related task...and working on new contemporary warli assignment. This was a long due idea since Dec2011, which I am currently working on :).
This post is dedicated to my last silk cushion cover warli Krishna series. Without more words I will take you to the pics of it :).

It has got warli Radha-Krishna in the center surrounded by Gopikas serving them with musical instruments and offerings. I have reused the concept of boarder effect from my past post, where warli Gop-Gopikas doing dandiya nritya (dance) on it.
Beads, stones and highlighter are used for decorating purpose.
In the end, all warli Krishna series cushion covers looks like as shown in below 
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Extention of Tree of Life

Hi Friends, these days, I am totally busy with lil girl Harshi. Enjoying so many mangoes at any time, daily visit to park, sleeping at odd times, eating out ice creams, finishing of 60 pages drawing book within an hour such activities are making me to go back to my summer vacation time :). This makes me jobless for my painting work but joyful with rejoicing my school summer vacations......Hence today I am doing a quick post of my past commission work of cushion cover, Warli Krishna series.

This is extension of my past post Tree of Life. In that post, my warli Krishna was first time introduced on my blog :). I have painted a variety of animals such peacock, cows, birds and horse in this painting. All of them are mused with music of flute played by warli Krishna.
I have used acrylics on silk cushion cover. Beads, stones and 3D-glitters are used for highlighting effect.
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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Fishy fish in Madhubani

Since quite a long time, there was a pending wish such as hands-on for new art but could not get time, perfect mood and also bit laziness to start with new .....was Madhubani art :). I always got attracted toward this art due to its bright colors used and enlightening effect due to black outline :) and attention given to boarders of objects. My last few weeks were just full with exploring about this art, through some Indian art magazines and internet. After some studies of such references I could get confidence to start with my first Madhubani :). This is what I could put myself with this lovely art :).

It is done on natural handmade paper with water colours. I have used black point pen for bordering it.
I will explore few more days with this art and then I have a plan of reusing my mordernised warli concept with madhubani. Soon I will post about it :).
Few words about Madhubani art-
Madhubani or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India. Madhubani painting is characterized by line drawings filled in by bright three to five colors and contrasts or patterns.
Traditional Madhubani paintings themes include Ram-Sita, Shiva Parvati and depcitions from daily life, with objects like fish, trees of fruits such as mango and pomegranate and birds like peacock, parrots. Attractive floral motifs act as borders.
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