Sunday, August 28, 2011

Featured article

'Pratidhwani' is a Seattle,WA based non-profit cultural organization, which promotes performing arts of the Indian subcontinent by empowering local South Asian artists. I am happy to be featured  in their latest newsletter (Goonj) edition.

Featured article

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Figurative study

                                                                Pencil on paper 18X24

Michael Grimaldi's figure drawing workshop at BACAA was a fabulous experience. I thoroughly enjoyed one week of learning, sketching, chatting with artists and munching :) Here is the sketch I was working on.. Could not complete it, but I am happy with the perspective. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The 7 Links Project

My artist friend, Vinayak Deshmukh has tagged me in the 7 Links Project, which "unites bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again." 

After a lot of deliberation I have come up with my top choices for the following categories..

Your most beautiful post
Your most popular post
Your most controversial post
Your most helpful post
A post whose success surprised you
A post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved
The post you are most proud of

1) My most beautiful post -Boondein
One of my first oil paintings and I love it :)


2) My most popular post - Indecision

... it is no surprise. A study of 'Andrew Atroshenko' has to be very popular. Check out his work and you will fall in love with his paintings.

3) My most controversial post - COMING SOON ! :p

Surprisingly, there hasn't been any yet ! I would hate to think I am politically correct :p Watch out for something controversial..

4) My most helpful post -The squint and the wrinkle

After racking my brains and browsing through my posts (looking for art advice offered), I figured my most helpful post was probably The squint and the wrinkle - where, I talked about the importance of squinting. 

Not very helpful..but that's all I've got :(

5)My post whose success surprised me - Orange study

I do like this painting - but the response was a surprise. I've framed it and it now adorns our kitchen wall..yayyy :) Till someone buys it :p 

6)A post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved Abstract figurative

This painting is one of my personal favorites. I have it on my display easel in the studio. It went unnoticed on my blog..I guess the photograph does not do justice to its beauty. 

7)The post you are most proud of - Weathered

It was tempting to give up on the painting after two failed attempts - but thankfully I persevered :)

Thanks Vinayak for including me in this project.  It was fun ! :)

I am tagging the following artists -

Ran Wu
Lisa Thyer