'My personal philosophy is to open people's minds to the beauty of our times and the scenes of everyday life around us' - usha

Monday, April 20, 2009

Luv Bagh - finished 'en plein air' painting done in Lal Bagh Bangalore

Here is the finished painting of 'Luv Bagh', the outcome of the 'en plein air' camp organised by Bangalore Art Forum at Lal Bagh (park) in Bangalore

Capturing the essence of the scene was my goal. The atmosphere here was so tranquil and peaceful with the sun peeping through the trees here and there and a gentle breeze in the air.

Perhaps this inspired the lovers seated on the bench, as they had become so lost in time.

I was quite unprepared of the fast travelling sun and the shadows caused by it, but managed to finish most of the painting, and later completed it in my studio back home.

This is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 12"x16".

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Monday, April 13, 2009

'Plein Air' Painting camp at Lal Bagh organised by - Bangalore Art Forum

March 27th was a very memorable day for me. Not only because it was our Telugu New Year - Ugadi, but also because I spent most of the day at Lal Bagh - Bangalore, doing what I like most in my life- namely painting.

We, the members of 'Bangalore Art Forum' met at Lal Bagh on this day and completed our first activity namely 'plein air painting' successfully; as scheduled.

It was a very pleasant day, as only Bangalore is blessed with such a wonderful climate; as far as I know. Painting the nature under the shadow of the trees with a gentle breeze blowing against the face, and with six other artiists for company was an exhilerating experience. Artists who painted along with me are senior aritist Jagdish Kadur, Jyothirmoy (founder), Subodh, Sankar and Prabha.

'Plein Air' painting as it is popularly called in French; actually means 'painting nature on location'. It is the ultimate challenge for artiists of the realistic school of art to do this. I am looking forward to many more activities that is going to make our 'Bangalore Art Forum' a grand success.