Sunday, October 22, 2017

Travel back in time with memories...

Statue at NewPort Mansions
Watercolors on Paper
When I visited Newport Mansions, Rhode Island this summer, a bare-breasted woman statue found in Rose Garden of Rosecliff Mansion caught my attention. This painting is based on a picture I took. The mansions are filled with stunning Sculptures, beautiful Paintings and wonderful Art works. Rich people who got those mansions built truly had a sense for Art and they lived their full life in those mansions with nothing but Art and beautiful Nature around them.

This statue of a woman is located in Rose Garden outside Rosecliff Mansion. I am not sure how many people passing by on the way to the beautiful ocean-front back yard stop by at this statue to admire the beautiful sculpture work. It was really stunning!

I am glad I seized the moment of my admiration of this beautiful statue in my own painting now.

"Time moves in one direction, memory in another." - William Gibson

Put memories into your works and travel back in time. Keep Painting!

Details
Title: Rosecliff Statue
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: A photograph taken by me when I visited Rosecliff Mansion, Newport, RI
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Seek the light inside you...

Woman in Dark - Watercolors on Paper
Unless you seek, you won't find the light inside you. Let the darkness around you help in finding the best of you. The best of you only comes out in darkness. Even starts can't shine without darkness. Walk with your passion and let it glow you like a start in the darkness.

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in light." - Helen Keller

Keep Painting! Keep finding the light inside you and glow with it!!

Details
Title: Woman in Dark...
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Attempt to advance...

Portrait of a beautiful woman - Watercolors on Paper
In order to advance in anything, you should continue doing it. Each attempt advances you towards the goal you set to yourself. So, set a goal and make sincere and unlimited attempts to advance more and more towards the goal.

"One does not advance the swimming abilities of ducks by throwing the eggs in the water." -Multatuli (pen name of Eduard Douwes Dekker), novelist (2 Mar 1820-1887)

Keep Painting and Keep Advancing!

Details
Title: Portrait of a beautiful woman...
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Surface: Strathmore 400 Series, 140lb Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Make Sincere attempts...

Windy - Watercolors on Paper
In order to succeed, one has to make a sincere attempt first. The more you attempt, the more you succeed than you fail. A failure is also an attempt towards success. You measure your own success, do not let others measure. Enjoy the result of each sincere attempt, failure or success, it doesn't matter actually.

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do." - Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter

Keep Painting!

Details
Title: Windy...
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Surface: Strathmore 400 Series, 140lb Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sing through Painting...

Aalaapana - Watercolors on Paper
A hobby is en-joy-able when you sing your soul through it. After a longtime, thoroughly enjoyed doing this Portrait of Bhanupriya.

Let your soul sing through your Paintings ;)
Happy Painting!

Details
Title: Aalaapana...
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Bhanupriya from Aalaapana
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Surface: Strathmore 400 Series, 140lb Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Lord Krishna...

Lord Krishna - Ink and Watercolors on Paper
Details
Title: Lord Krishna (Imagination)...
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Surface: Strathmore 400 Series, 140lb Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Live for the love of it...

Live for the Love of your passion - Watercolors on Paper
Each day comes, much of it pre-filled with day-to-day routine stuff. We get very occupied and at the end, only feel tired. Living is not racing with time, it is living the way you want, doing things you want to do, and enjoying what you do.

Everything doesn't happen the way you like to. But you can certainly make certain things happen the way you like. If you find those things, you should continue to spend both time and effort for those. Once you do, you will not regret when you look back.

I am glad to keep alive my passion, my best-friend in my life, which will not go away from me. When I am with it, I am fully living my life, my life with it and in it!

Live for the love of your passion, and simply love it!
Happy Painting!

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." - John Irving

Details
Title: Live for the love of it...
Reference: Shobhna's video (South Indian Actress)
Category: Nātyānjali - Indian classical dance
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 9" x 12" (22.9 cm x 30.5 cm)
Surface: Strathmore 400 Series, 140lb Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Treasures of You...

Treasure of You - Watercolors on Paper
Life is a treasure of feelings. It's also full of surprises with unpredictable blind turns. The only predictable thing you carry with you all-the-way-along is just you. You and your-soul are your own predictable treasures of your life.

True happiness lies no-where but within you. Find out what makes you cheering and find time for doing it. Cheer to yourself, and keep doing it joyfully and tirelessly. You'll collect "Treasures of Joy" along the way of each such run.

"Treasure the things about you that make you different and unique." - Karen Kain

Keep Painting and Keep collecting invaluable treasures of your passion...

Details
Title: Treasures of You
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 15" (31 cm x 38 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper Block, Cold Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dancing Colors...

Bharatha Natyam - Indian Classical Dance
Dance can be colorful on the stage of performing Arts. Colors can dance in the process of an Artist's Painting on the surface. Now, Painting has grown bigger than a hobby and has become part of my life. I feel incomplete if I don't paint anything on a weekend when I am home.

After finishing Ganesh Clay Sculpture well before than expected on this Saturday, I have had whole Sunday to myself. Setting an hour aside for myself to do this Painting on my busy Sunday added a bit of relaxation. The journey of my Painting goes on...

It's the journey that matters, not the destination. Do not stop your Journey. If you stop, you miss many experiences along the way.

Details
Title: Dancing Colors
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 15" (31 cm x 38 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper Block, Cold Press

Keep the tradition going...

Lord Ganesh with Goddess Saraswati re-presented
- Handmade with Clay
Keeping the tradition of Making Lord Ganesha going on for 8th year in a row, I made this Ganesha for this year's upcoming Vinayaka Chavithi. This year, it's Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of Music re-presented in this handmade Clay Sculpture. Lord Ganesha is seen playing the musical instrument Veena that typically Goddess Saraswati is seen with representing Creative Arts. His Mooshika (Mouse) vaahanam (vehicle) is seen joining him playing Tabla, a pair of drums.

This is made with fine Natural Clay and all by hands from my own imagination. Started first in the year 2010, I keep this tradition going at home.

The result of Consistency is nothing but Trust. Be consistent in anything that you believe in and build your own trust, not for others, but for your-self.

"As tradition is a gift of the Spirit, its trajectory moves in the right direction, although it has not arrived at its destination." - BRIAN D. MCLAREN, A Generous Orthodoxy

Details
Title: Lord Ganesha with Veena
Category: Clay Sculpture
Mediums: Handmade with fine Natural Clay
Size: 9 Pounds (~4 Kg)
Inspiration: Adopted Tradition, Passion for Arts...

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Keep yourself occupied with your passion...

Lord Ganesha with Veena - Watercolors on Paper
Third Painting of Lord Ganesh in just few weeks, the future I was hoping to do series of Paintings of this Hindu God who is worshipped most has finally come. Hoping to do a series of Lord Ganesh with several musical instruments.

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

Keep yourself occupied with your passion. Happy painting!!!

Details
Title: Lord Ganesha with Veena
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 15" (31 cm x 38 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper Block, Cold Press

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Spread Wings and Fly...

Nátyánjali-14 - My Tribute to Indian Classical Dance
Watercolors on Paper
After attending two Arangetrams (on-stage debut performances) of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi, two weekends in a row, I didn't have to think of a subject for my next Painting. I took tons of pictures for my own reference at both the events. This particular one is based on my own picture I took in New Jersey at the Arangetram of Twin Daughters, Deepa and Roopa of my good friend SuryaPrakash Irakam from my High School, Kodigenahalli, AP, India. It was a feast to eyes watching the twins performing on the stage for 3 hours perfectly in sync.

My series on Indian Classical Dance goes on with this 14th one in this series as my Tribute to this wonderful form of Art.

I did it bit differently than my previous Watercolor Paintings, tried in vibrant colors. In order to fly, one needs to spread wings. Spread your wings of skill, fly through the clouds of creativity and reach destinations of your dream!

Keep Painting, Keep the Inner-Joy flowing!

Details
Title: Nātyānjali-14 - Indian Classical Dance
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Inspiration: Arangetram by Twin Daughters Deepa and Roopa of my Friend, Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 15" (31 cm x 38 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb Watercolor Paper Block, Cold Press