Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Future musician in oils



I love this picture. My Future Musician is 4 months old and already interested in music.  I believe he will be a musician in future! He stares at the person singing, when the song stops, baby says uah, uah asking the person to keep singing. I think it is amazing!


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Red jacket!


This is my next painting  worked on lately. She is 4 years of age and she wanted a pink jacket! Her favorite colors are pink and purple. I have to convince her to keep it red as the red was looking cute on her. Ended up painting her shoes in pink to make her happy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Inclination


Oil on canvas portrait I worked on this month.
The girl is only 4 years but she looks so matured and sweet! I loved her expression and the way she is holding her baby brother!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Getting back! Am I an artist!


This morning in my Emails I saw this Fineartviews newsletter with this subject. Found interesting! I read it and he is so true! I am not the only one! 
Even though my version is little different, the final result is the same.
Painting for all to see, is my gift.
Sharing my creation on my website is my gift.
 “Art cannot be merely commerce. It must also be a gift. The artist creates his idea knowing that it will spread freely, without recompense. Sure, the physical manifestation of the art might sell for a million dollars, but that painting or that song is also going to be enjoyed by someone who didn’t pay for it”. 
Just loved it. I am strong and getting back to my paintings already. I think I am ready to post some soon before I start my travel.

Am I An Artist?
by Moshe Mikanovsky

You might have noticed that I have been away for sometime. Or have you?

The fact is, that I have not painted since the year started. I have not written, nor updated my blog. So what happened?

In one word – Resistance.

I was overwhelmed by that multi-headed monster, which told me that I am not a real artist. That I am not good enough. That I am a fraud. That I cannot give advice to other people while I have not succeeded much on my own. That I would be better with my old job and to let go of my dreams. That I have taken my dreams too seriously and not seriously enough. And much, much more.

And I believed it.

This was on the bad days. On the good ones, the resistance was just tasks I had to do. I had to take care of my family’s needs. I had to learn how to cook. I had to do so much!

And I let it take hold of me and keep me away from making art.
And Seth Godin’s Linchpin showed me what it really means to be an artist.

Here are some quotes from his book:

“Art is unique, new, and challenging to the status quo. It’s not decoration, it’s something that causes change.”

“Art cannot be merely commerce. It must also be a gift. The artist creates his idea knowing that it will spread freely, without recompense. Sure, the physical manifestation of the art might sell for a million dollars, but that painting or that song is also going to be enjoyed by someone who didn’t pay for it”

“Art is an original idea that can be a gift”.

“Most of all, art involves labor. Not the labor of lifting a brush or typing a sentence, but the emotional labor of doing something difficult, taking a risk and extending yourself.”

So to my resistance-monster within (in my Lizard Brain) I say:

I AM an ARTIST!
I have given, and intend to continue giving, gifts to my family, friends, community.
Writing about my experience is a gift.
Painting for all to see, is my gift.
Sharing my creation on my website is my gift.

I want to be part of the artistic creative tribe, to see it grow, to learn from it and to share my knowledge with it. And the result, sometimes impossibly hard, sometimes unthinkingly taken for granted, is due to my labor as an artist.

Today I have won my constant battle with my personal resistance-monster. Tomorrow is another day and I plan to win the battle again. And they day after. And after that.

What about you? Are you a winner today? Are you an ARTIST!


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My images got deleted!

Sorry all! My images got deleted by mistake which is an awkward situation! I am trying to build up the blog again and get back to it. Sorry for all the inconvenience!





Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Featured Artist

If you like art with a whirlwind of exciting, dramatic colors and emotions, then I guarantee Usha Patibandla’s abstract paintings will blow you away.




In her Energy series, Usha experiments with startling color combinations, far-out forms and flat-out otherworldly ferocity. This next painting in particular, entitled Energy 7, stood out to me through its sheer magnitude of color.


energy7


Those brilliant, liquid hues are absolutely astounding. . . it’s a painting that appears to be permanently in motion, like an atom exploding, an ice ball burning through space, or a topographical map teaming with contours.


Each of Usha’s paintings combine a strong composition with solid color schemes, forms and perspective. This is especially true of Merging, which captures the splendor of a flower in close proximity with Usha’s own distinctive flair.

merging


As colors and shapes delicately butt heads within the tight frame, reality flies out the window. What I was once sure was a flower is now a butterfly—or is it? One thing is clear, however. Usha has an amazing ability to breach new territories within our imaginations.

From fierce to flowing, we’ve already seen the range of Usha’s creativity. This last painting takes her abilities one step further, though.

In Guitar, she actually uses four corresponding pieces of canvas to emphasize the bold, modern colors and composition of the piece.
guitar


What I enjoyed most, however, was finding the outline of piano keys along the guitar’s body. . . which nicely ends our exploration of Usha’s artwork on a high note.

Take a few minutes today and expand your own universe just a little bit, by visiting Usha’s website. You’ll also find some remarkable portraits and figurative work alongside her abstract pieces.

Link to this article:
http://emptyeasel.com/2012/01/11/usha-patibandla-abstract-paintings-exploding-with-energy/

The blues

Abstract resin painting on 20" x 20" wood.