Sunday, November 19, 2017

Conquer your-self...

Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
It is not easy to get the love towards anything going for a long-time especially when it is not part of your day-to-day life. Unless you dedicate your "self" from time to time, it is very hard. You need to conquer your "self" first to be dedicated. Once you conquer your "self", you can get going to reach your goal!

"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self." -Napoleon Hill

Happy Painting!

Details
Title: Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Random Picture from my collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 18" (30.5 cm x 46 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Use the talents...

Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
The most striking feature of Indian Classic Dance is the use of Mudras, meaning gestures shown by the head, hands, and legs. These gestures are mixed with dance in order to express the meaning and expressions of the background music and song lyrics.

Anybody can learn fine-arts. But one who possesses natural talent stands out. This natural talent can easily be found in Indian Classical Dance. Possessing talent is only one thing. Practicing and using the talent is more important than possessing it. Talent not used is no better than not having a talent!

It's been one of my dreams to paint several such selected Mudras in my Paintings. Though I tried one few years ago, I never finished it. I am quite happy to start this series with this very first one in this series.

"Use what talents you possess, the woods would be a very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke, poet (10 Nov, 1852-1933)

Happy Painting!

Details
Title: Indian Classical Dance - Hands Mudra
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Random Picture from my collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 12" x 18" (30.5 cm x 46 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Continue to exist...

Indian Classical Dance - Kathak
Watercolors on Paper
Attempts are never wasted. The more you attempt the better you get at it. Continue to do and put your efforts in what you are passionate about. I don't have time for it - is only a lie to yourself. If you love something, either you have time for it, or you will find time for it. Make attempts to live now and continue to exist after.

"You exists in only what you do." - Federico Fellini

Happy Painting, make efforts for your existence ;)

Details
Title: Indian Classical Dance - Kathak
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Bhanu Priya  (Aalaapana) from my own collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Indian Classical Dance - Kuchipudi...

Indian Classical Dance - Kuchipudi
Watercolors on Paper
Happy Painting ;)

Details
Title: Indian Classical Dance - Kuchipudi
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Bhanu Priya  (Aalaapana) from my own collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Be Simple to be Great...

Telugu Simplicity - Watercolors on Paper
Simplicity is the ultimate beauty in life. Be simple, lead a simple life. Start each day like a beginner. Keep learning, learn from mistakes, get better and turn everyday into a perfect day.

"There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth." - Leo Tolstoy

Happy painting!

Details
Title: Telugu Simplicity
Mediums: Watercolors on Paper
Reference: Random Pictures from my collection
Inspiration: Passion for Arts...
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 35.5 cm)
Surface: Arches 140lb, Cold Press

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