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 
I am linking it to Colours Dekor's weekly stories, Show and Tell Saturday on Artist in Blogland and Paint Party Friday. Do visit them for various exciting works done by other blogger friends :)

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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.
I am linking it to Colours Dekor's weekly stories...Thank u Patty for sharing so much information about other blogger friends' work, Show and Tell Saturday on Artist in Blogland, Paint Party Friday and ABC Wednesday.

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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.
Linking it to Colours Dekor's Weekly stories and Paint Party Friday.
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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Yoggy Yoga@Home

Yea..I just loved the title for this post :)...it hardly took some sec to click the title :)...'Yoggy Yoga@Home'. Name suggests that it has to do something with Yoga and Home. The work which I am going to share here is inspired by my past post The Green Thumb Yoga. It was one of the order of cushion covers by Rakhi from Spinning Wheel about whom I have wrote in my past posts. Rakhi loved the warli boys doing yoga in that post. She wanted me to use the same theme for four cushion covers which will give kinda ethnic, traditional aura to home furniture. However, I was totally unaware of how to put forward one warli theme with four artwork (although it is cushion cover, for me it is an artwork). I just sat with my colors, brushes and chintu (small) painting table and off course without any clue or rough idea about how to show four cushion covers differently but with the same theme. Ultimately things happened in the flow with below end results :). I loved the making of those cushion covers from nowhere to somewhere.

Finally how they look all together :)......

I would like to share my experience on working with different kinda fabric apart from working with canvas or acrylics friendly cottony fabric. As an artist I was always comfortable working with canvas or hard cotton fabric when it comes to acrylics. However, when I was working with the different materials of cushion covers, it was bit different experience, such as just one or two cotes were just not sufficient for them, material was soaking more of color, spreading of color was not accepted. It was altogether a great learning  and fun for me working with the cotton mixed silk, nylon mixed silk fabric with acrylics.
I am linking it to Colours Dekor's Made with love Party, ABC Wednesday's P is for People and Paint Party Friday.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pair of Peacock

Hello friends :). After enjoying the marriage of my dear brother-in-law, I am back with my blogging activity. Last few weeks were full of shopping, packing, traveling, receiving friends and relatives and last but the most important was enjoying traditional north-Indian food prepared by my mom-in-law :).
This post is inspired by my past post of Mayura.

It was done for one of the order of cushion covers and home decor accessories. I have used warli peacock theme using acrylic colors and stones on silk cushion covers.
So guys, how is it? Did you find the concept of warli peacock on home decor accessories appealing?
I am linking it to Colours Dekor's weekly stories and ABC Wednesday.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Warli Krishna Series4

Last some days, Harshi, my lil one enjoyed reading Ramayana storybook which we got from Oxford house bookshop in last month. I used to read Ramayana for her during bed time for more than a month. Although Ramayana is one of the two great epics of India, reading the same story daily for more than 20 times was too much for me ;). Luckily from last week her divine love for lil Krishna is back in reality. Now a days she is picking up variety of storybook for bedtime other than Ramayana and loves watching Krishna cartoon DVD for sometime :).
As the name of the post suggests, this is related to one more act of my lil warli Krishna. This is painted on cushion cover made up of silk cotton mixed fabric, done for Rakhi's Spinning Wheel about which I have told in my last post.

This is first time, I am introducing Yashoda maiyya (mother of Krishna) in warli style.There are many stories describing Krishna-Leela. One of them is Makhnachor (butter thief) Krishna.

Little words behind Makhanchor Krishna theme 
When Krishna was a child he was very fond of eating butter. So much was the urge that he even used to steal it. One day he was caught red-handed while stealing butter by Yashoda maiyya.
However, I have tried to add more butter to the theme ;) by adding warli Gopika churning butter in big pot, in traditional style. Also Krishna's friend is enjoying eating butter along with him.

I have reused the boarder effect theme as described in one of my post here.

Boarder has Warli Gop, Gopikas, playing Garba dance(traditional folk dance from Gujarat, India) on it.
Stones and 3D glitters are used to give morpankh effect of Krishna and on boarder.
So how was it? Did u guys enjoyed this painting?

I am linking it to Patty's Colours Dekor, first time on Artist in blogland
and ABC Wednesady.

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Monday, 2 April 2012

Warli Krishna Series3

As I have mentioned in two of my last posts about the bulk order of cushion covers on which I was working. I have recently finished with it. The last month was totally dedicated to the themes requested by Rakhi for those cushion covers. Few of them had a theme Warli Krishna. Rakhi has got her home decor accessories and furniture shop called Spinning Wheel in Whitefield, Bangalore. Each stuff in her shop has got elegant, ethnic, traditional Indian elegance and unique feature on its own. I will post in detail about it soon :).
Today I am posting one of the cushion cover which I have painted with my lil warli Krishna :)

When I started with it I was totally clue less about how do I showcase my krishna on it?..... But as it progressed, I was totally in love with my ....Jhula jhule Nandlaala....Radhe Sang jhula jhule Nandlaala...:) 
At one side of cushion cover, warli Radha Krishna are celebrating the silence with nature. Where as the  other side has, warli Gopikas celebrating the tarpa dance with sound. It has got deadly combo of celebration with silence and sound :).
I have used stones for Krishna's morpankh and beads for Gopikas tarpa sticks.
I will post some more hand painted cushion covers with different themes soon.
I am linking it to Weekly stories of Colours Dekor, Paint Party Friday and ABC Wednesday: K is for Kinks.