Friday, August 22, 2014

Be Fearless. Abstracts, Frida, stone and skull.

I have been painting so much and I am just so happy about it!

It took me decades to start off on my real passion in life...four decades and lot of self realization!

I used to love painting even as a small girl, but was so painfully shy that I failed to steer myself into art as passionately as I do now. In fact, so shy that even when I was given a prize for a painting contest at age six, I hung back from going on the stage to receive it, and another girl with the same name who had won so many prizes assumed it must be hers and went on stage to get it!! :-)

As years passed somehow art was relegated to the background until around ten or twelve years ago I dipped my hand into color, to be metaphorical literally !! :-)

Since then I have been addicted to color and felt so good expressing myself in my own visual vocabulary. Be it joy, be it sorrow, I just paint!

And my eighty nine year old grandma is almost nonplussed seeing her granddaughter turning into an artist in middle age!!

Well, never an age to start living your dreams, right?

So here goes my art for the week... some of the pics are not too good because they were clicked while I painted, often in a hurry. :-)

Painting abstract is really becoming a favorite way of expression for me, be it intuitive or expressionist or whatever.

Another abstract, inspired by floating ice, which I connected with a melting of self defeating blocks within ourselves,  was born like this...

And Frida Kahlo theme over at Art Jornal Journey was so interesting I wanted to try it as well...
A ball point pen sketch collaged on a page with ink, watery acrylics and pastels. " Be Fearless" is my message to myself! ;-)

I am going to be including most of these artworks in a show coming up very soon at Bangalore. ( My first one ever! Yes, very excited!! Will post details on my FB soon. )  I plan on adding few handpainted stones like this one here...

And let me wind up with a very loved creation of mine in clay, 

Hope you like some of these!
Wishing all of you a very happy, creative week ahead!



  1. You have been busy! Lovely work, and thanks for painting Frida, you have made me very happy! Valerie

  2. love your creations from this week. So wonderful to see how your abstract painting evolves, and your painted rocks are so cute.

  3. So much to see and enjoy here.
    Your abstract art is so interesting and your Frida so original and strong.
    Your skull is very "Frida" and so well done.

  4. Lots to see here! I think your Friday page is wonderful with a great message. And I really dig the abstracts, so nicely done!

  5. What great artwork .. so much to see - and this awesome Frida page with this fabulous message makes me happy!
    Thanks so much for entering this to the Art Journal Journey Challenge!

  6. Wow, so many great pieces!! I love that you included progress shot too. It's fun to see the pieces come to life. I love that first one! It makes me think of spring! haha

  7. Oh what fabulous projects!! Good for you to have rediscovered your passion and now to have your art in a show-congrats dear one!!

  8. Lots of great projects. Happy PPF, Annette x

  9. Lovely artwork here. It was extremely interesting to see the progression of the first and the final artwork is wonderful.

  10. Starting backwards. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your skull. I have a very large collection of them. Your Frida is lovely and your abstract VERY NICE. I too have been exploring abstract this year.
    Have a nice weekend

  11. Loved your abstracts and definitely there is no age in trying out our dreams! You are growing as an artist and that is so evident :) Best wishes! I have been trying to get hold of some nice stones for long now...haven't got hold of any worthwhile ones...instead I have tried something else, will post it soon :)

  12. beautiful abstracts you have been very productive, nice work overall!

  13. So creative! Your painted stone faces are awesome! Happy PPF!

  14. Your abstracts look lovely! Especially enjoy the abstract based on floating ice. The texture is beautiful!

  15. Your paintings are fabulous and I love the way you showed their evolutions. The painted stones are gorgeous.

  16. What an incredible set of paintings--so eclectic and each with such differing personality. Wonderful.

  17. Absolutely great work!!

  18. wonderful work of art my friend.
    Bino Sarah Paul


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