I am here after a long time. These two sets of paintings are travelling to far shores to be exhibited in a small show and am I excited!
Rhythme Des Fleurs
My connection with Indian Classical Music is known to most and it has largely crept into my artwork and way of living. When I was asked to exhibit what I think constitutes me, what more could I think than music and flowers! Each bouquet here is vying for space along with each piece of a set of Tablas ( Indian percussion instruments used for accompaniment in Indian Classical Music). The tablas are a very important part in North Indian Classical music. They determine complex math which correspond to each note of a rendition and are often responsible for making or marring a performance. I am lucky to have a set at home, belonging to my Guruji and this is not the first time I have made these serious set of instruments pose for my art! The tablas are a formidable set of instruments for every classical singer - a source of delight as well as fear for the possibility of missing a beat and spoiling the whole performance! All in all, they are the most sought after apparatus in music!
Rosa 1 and 2
These abstract flowers represent the complexity of life. We exist among so many dynamics, but yet we make a beautiful presentation of it!
I saw this woman in Rishikesh on my last trip to India earlier this year.She was one among many who flock the banks of river Ganga, seeking peace and hoping to find their spiritual identity in their twilight years.I always find inspiration in Rishikesh, among simple and free spirited people.
The portrait was done using layers of pastel pencil,
Title: Woman in Lemon Shawl
Size : 48x34
Medium: Pastel pencil on Pastel Mat
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Horses have beautiful eyes to match their well constructed faces.This one has been done in my current favorite palette- purple grays, which consists of French Ultamarine Blue, Shadow violet , Moonglow (both by DS) and permanent magenta.Just a hint of burnt orange in some areas for some warmth.