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Apr 15, 2014

TO STAND AND STARE....A STAINED GLASS PAINTING






"What's life if full of care...

If we have no time to stand and stare?"

The little boy in this stained glass painting

reminds me of these lines...

Sure -He has a lot of time to stand and stare...

to stand under the shady tree and 

gaze at the distant boat on 

a perfect afternoon during his vacation,(maybe!)

Apr 11, 2014

GANESHA WITH ALUMINIUM FOIL-ART FROM WASTE




One reason why Lord Ganesha is an artist's favorite

is because he lends himself to any art form 

and He is crafted with almost any material 

available under the sun...

This Ganesha is made with 

Aluminium foil which is used to wrap up

foodstuff and the like!

The pieces of Ganesha's form

is cut out in cardboard and wrapped up

with crushed aluminium foil

and then they are given antique staining 

with anti rust paints and let to dry for a day.

Then the pieces are stuck on 

a cloth mounted board ...

Voila,a highly attractive and creative

wall hanging is all yours...

and it is ridiculously  inexpensive too!








VIOLETS AND BLUEBIRDS -A STAINED GLASS LAMPSHADE




When I decided to give an unusual twist

to a stained glass painting.

I decided to light it ...

So I got my carpenter to

make a sturdy wooden frame 

with a groove to slide in a a glass sheet.

and an additional holder and wiring

made it a lampshade with a difference.

And ,I set off with my glass liners 

and some glass  colors and

 you  see the the end product...

Apr 5, 2014

FLOWER BASKET- WATER COLORS






Here is my new painting-

A basket full of colorful  flowers...

in water colors, accentuated with

touches of transparent inks...

done on handmade paper 

on a hot and lazy afternoon...

Could not think of a better way to relax!




Apr 3, 2014

SAILBOAT - A STAINED GLASS PAINTING



The same design gets an entirely new look,

perspective and appeal when

we change the colors and textures...

In another post, this same sketch 

looked different...

In this piece , I used frosted glass

and some matte shading technique...

and what a difference it made!




http://ushasrikumar.blogspot.in/2014/02/sailboat-at-sunset-stained-glass.html

Mar 15, 2014

Mar 12, 2014

SAILBOAT - A STAINED GLASS PAINTING




Usually stained glass paintings 

show off bright and eye catching colors...

In this painting I stuck to pale shades 

especially the water and the skies 

get a unique water color effect 

with the deft use of mild shades 

of blue,brown ,pink and orange ...

This shading lends its own

magical touch to this piece....

and the frosted glass base 

adds to the effect!


Mar 8, 2014

MAYOORA-A TANJORE PAINTING




Usually, Hindu religious icons are depicted

in Tanjore Paintings- a traditional art form of India.

In this painting, I have chosen to portray 

a glorious peacock -an all time favorite 

Indian motif...In fact,

You can hardly find  an Indian art form

where a peacock is not depicted in it's unique style...

and true to the tradition of Tanjore paintings,

here is a peacock embellished 

in gold and semi precious stones...

Mar 6, 2014

COOL BLUES - A STAINED GLASS PAINTING




Here is my stained glass painting

which tries to capture

the moods of the sky and the sea 

in subtle hues of blue....

 the sands and the rocks  

helps to bring out the striking beauty

of the blues....

unlike the multicolored stained glass paintings

this one gets it's unique charm 

through the measured use of limited shades....

Mar 5, 2014

LITTLE KRISHNA - A TANJORE PAINTING





Here is my painting of little Krishna 

depicted in a Tanjore style painting...

Look at this little cherubic Krishna...

This Kutti Krishna has just started to crawl...

and see where he is headed to-

The butter pot!

to have a pick of his favorite eat...

a blob of fresh butter...

And see , isn't he keen on helping himself?

In spite of his mother,Yashodha following him 

eagerly with a blob of butter ,

he has decided to have his pick!