Friday, June 12, 2020
My Art Journey!
I could address my passions of life after I completed my worldly responsibilities, and art is one of them. When I took up painting in 2017 when I shifted to Bangalore. In new city to avoid my Loneliness and in order to mend a broken health, I didn’t think I would have any talent at drawing or painting. I am completely self-taught and inspired by others. I’m not one of those ‘expressive’ artist. I think my creativity levels heighten when I'm stressed or depressed. ...sometimes it is one step backwards, two steps forward, but at least I am still giving it a go.
Initially I used to concentrate more on Indian folk arts. Especially I used to focus on Madhubhani, Warli and pattachitra paintings, Gond art. Recently I was amazed to see Kerala Mural paintings in temple walls and learnt Mural painting. It is rich, vibrant bold yet delicate style of painting. Paintings show artistic brilliance as there is acute clarity in form, costumes and expressions.
My art experience which I acquired by teaching myself. And later I took guidance from Bhavika. I am very happy that I learnt blending colours, shading and detailing. It has driven me to experiment in various art media and explore various themes and style. Yet I practice my art with own boundaries.
Instead I try to do other things besides paint/draw that can still be I always have such pretty images in my head that I would love to put down on paper. A self-taught artist, who doesn't restrict herself to one single medium and paints on just about anything.
She has transformed mundane things like tea kettles, buckets, plates and even a chair into pieces of art.
One of the most important things I learned is that as an artist one should always be ready to learn and improve, as there’s always something else to learn. And art is one of them. I remember how relaxed I felt when I was painting. Inspiration is all around you. Start to notice what attracts you and record it as a reference for future paintings. The more you begin to notice the inspiration around you, the sharper you will get at recognizing it. . In every painting I try to learn, improve, Experiment & put my more effort.
Art is healing because it forces you to forge a connection between your mind and your body. Every time you sit down to write a song or paint a picture, you’re using mental processes in a physically engaging activity. One of the best ways of coping with and transforming emotional pain into something meaningful is to express it through creativity. It has made me thrilled because I have found myself most peaceful when I have been closest to creating. This painting is probably the onset of my creative journey in life and decided to continue this art.
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Inspired by Sivasailam Nandi
Sivasailam Temple Nandi (Our kuladevatha temple)Structure of Nandhi:
The Linga (Sri Sivasailanathar) is a suyambu one. The Godess is Sri Paramakalyani.
In temple looks beautiful .Nandikeshvarar Statue looks like an Ox sitting by folding its tail.This temple is very famous for the Nandhi. The Nandhi here is the most beautiful one. The huge Nandhi in the temple is a marvel in the art of sculpture with its elegance and beauty of the intricate workmanship (Bull) is sculptured to the finest aspect, that one feels that the bull is raising from the base and is jumping towards the visitor.
The Nandhi is supposed to have been created many thousands years back but it looks perfect, beautiful and fresh as if was done with all the latest machinery just a few days back. I still can’t believe it.For more details Visit my Spritual blog
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Mighty optical illusion- Indian Sculpture Art
Elephant-Bull ( Vrishaba Kunjaram )
Vrishabha means Bull and Kunjara means Elephant
This statue is to be found at Airavatesvara Temple, Dharasuram,in1050 CE built by Rajendra Chozan Tamilnadu, India.
The stone carving of Vrishabha Kunjara is an interesting unique piece of artwork with head of Bull and elephant in common from remarkable Cholas sculptures.
From the left, we can see the head of the Bull facing right whereas the elephant facing left also can be seen on the same head.
It’s both, the elephant’s head is easy to see but the oxen is not so easy, but if you look closely you’ll can see the bump on the elephant’s head is the oxen’s nose and the bottom lip and tusk is the oxen’s ear and horn, and finally the elephant’s trunk is the oxen’s famous hump.
Just it is my attempt to make a art of this amazing sculpture using this reference sketch.
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