Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
The background of this painting is abstracted and done with the 'glazing' technique to give the wonderful rich green color. Whereas the turban and shirt is done with the 'impasto' technique.
This is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 12"x16" readied for the 'Body Lanuage' show.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
In India, most temples sell pooja plates in front of the main entrance to facilitate pilgrims to do pooja inside the temple. Many men and women line the entrance selling pooja plates early morning, as pilgrims start coming even by 6 am.
This is an acrylic painting of a woman selling pooja plates, of size 16"x18"
Friday, October 17, 2008
My fascination for the Indian tender coconut vendor continues. I chose to paint a close up this time, hoping to capture the interesting contours on the face caused by the 12 o clock sun.
I also hope to have captured the body language showing his style and the self confidence in his work.
This is an acrylic painting of size 12"x16". Please click HERE to see how this painting will look if it is framed.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
In memory of my mother who had loved and lived well. Painting one's own family involves a lot of feelings. I just hoped to capture the radiance and love she always spread when she entered a room with her million dollar smile.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
This painting is a part of the series called the 'Essence of India', in which I am painting the various typical traditional scenes of India.
In this painting the evening sun lights up the pillars of Hampi and also the coconut trees that border the pillars above them like a crown.
click HERE for a framed view of this painting.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Due to requests from my well wishers, I decided to start this new blog called 'Buy Usha's Original Paintings'. You may have to subscribe again to this blog to receive emails of paintings that I will be listing for sale.
Have a nice day!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Recently I had decided to deviate from my habit of using only subtle colors in my paintings and dared to use vibrant bright colors instead. What better subject than the vibrantly colored leaves of the CROTON plant.
This is a plant which has a kaleidescope of bright colors like reds and pinks, oranges and purples and vibrant yellows, sometimes all colors on the same leaf. Stripes and spots are also characteristic of this plant which is even kept indoors to liven up a living room.
CROTON is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 9.5"x7.5".
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
'YOUNG CRICKETERS'- is an acrylic painting of size 16"x12", done in the impressionist style.
I felt that painting a scene of young boys playing cricket on the wayside was a must do for the 'Body Lanuage of India' series, as this is a very common sight here in India. So here it is.
In this scene note the body language of two boys playing cricket in the hot sun, one with bat in hand and the other probably shouting instructions at the bowler. This is a scene at mid-day, with the sun just overhead, and hence the shadows are seen just below them. Also notice the expression of total concentration on the boy's (with the bat) face, as he waits for the ball to be bowled towards him. Their cycle is also seen casually resting on the brick wall close to them.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Twilight Years - This is an acrylic painting of size 16"x12".
This painting is part of a series I am painting called 'Body Language of India' .
In this painting, note the body language of the senior couple seated on a park bench, with their legs folded up, and facing each other, and their chappals lying on the grass beside them. This is a lovely sight often seen by evening joggers at any park in India. This couple who are in their 'twilight years' are seen relaxing in the evening 'twilight' of the day.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
My husband willingly agreed to pose for a portrait I wanted to do of him on the condition that he will not pose unnaturally for it. So I took a few photos of him from various angles, even as he was watching his favourite Hindi serials on the TV, and did this painting. He conceded that it looked like him!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
'Quenched' is a painting done in acrylics on canvas of size 16"x12".
This painting is part of a series I am painting, called 'Body Language of India'. In this series, I hope to capture the day to day beautiful scenes and the body language of the 'Indian people' we see around us, but do not have the time to appreciate.
In this painting note the body language of this young teenage girl, having a 'thanda thanda cool cool sip' of fresh tender-coconut water to quench her thirst in the 'hot hot' sun. I have done this painting in an 'abstracted realism' syle. The hot sun is represented by bright orange colors, and the coolness of tender coconuts by the greens.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Flower Basket is an acrylic painting of size 16"x12".
'Jasmine' and 'Genneri' (Indian name) are the major variety of flowers I use to do my daily pooja (prayers). These small flowers are very beautiful, colorful and convenient in size to serve flowers to God while chanting manthras. Last October when my garden produced a record bounty of flowers, I just filled handfulls into the basket and set up a still life setting for this painting.