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

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Herd Series - Duck Meet


Here is another painting of the fascinating ducks creating ripples in the water.  This time they are in a meeting. 

This is an acrylic painting on paper of size 9x12.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Herd series - Duck Journey


This dainty herd is a group of ducks that were swimming in the Lal Bagh Lake one evening.  I loved the soft ripples that were caused because of their gliding.  I also noticed a lovely pattern that was formed in the ripples that inspired me into painting this artwork. 
This is an acrylic painting on paper of size 9"x12".

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Painting of - THE PIG FAMILY


Imagine my surprise when I saw these beauties for the first time one lazy morning on my way to the park for a walk.  And that too in the midst of the Bangalore city streets!   Just like me, the family of pigs were also having their daily morning walk.  Since then we meet everyday and say hello to each other!  Nowadays I look forward to my morning walks just to meet my piggy friends.  :)

It was a different experience to paint a cool morning light rather than the harsh sun and heavy shadows that usually comes my way.       
'The Herd 5 - The PIG family' is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 12"x16". 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hot Deals - painting is featured on 'Impressionism Cafe' group home page - on Fine Art America website


I was immensely happy to know that my artwork 'Hot Deals' has been featured on the home page of  'Impressionism Cafe'  Group  on Fine Art America website.   

Thanks to Karon Mellilo de la Vega - the group administrator who has chosen my artwork 'Hot Deals' and a few other artworks by talented artists -  among thousands of submitted Impressionist artworks.   Now I have a permanent feature in the discussion forum topic ' Impression Cafe Featured Artists - 12th Sept 2010.   

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Painting of 'The Donkey Herd'


As the sun was almost overhead and behind the herdsman, I painted only his silhoutte.  The yellow colord plastic water pots were glowing in the sun.  The donkeys as usual - were doing the donkey's work.   
'The Donkey Herd' is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 16"x12".    To buy prints of my paintings on Fine Art America, click on
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Saturday, July 31, 2010



Painting tiny people walking away into a distance was a challenge.  I had to create an illusion of saree clad women and panche clad man and a boy, all of them in motion, and also giving the impression of them guiding a herd of donkeys, which is not even visible in the painting.  Probably the lone donkey on the left gives a boost to the imagination.   Apart from this, creating the illusion of harsh sunlight hitting the backs causing dark shadows to fall on the earth was also a pleasure to paint.  

The Herd 2 is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 12'x16".  

Saturday, July 17, 2010

'Glass Vase' still life acrylic painting


My collector from Patna purchsed the 'Glass Vase' painting after seeing a picture of it in the 'Paintings for All'  blog .  So I asked him after the painting was delivered, how he liked it.     I was very pleased when he wrote to me saying that he rated a 110 out of 100 after seeing it in real life.  Thanks to him, my day was made.   
This is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 6"x8".  This painting was done during a real still life project, whicn I set up for my ART CLASS students, and I too decided to paint it. 

Thursday, July 15, 2010



The shepherd leading his herd of sheep is a common sight on our multi-purpose roads.  Note the hay spread on the road to dry - so many uses for our roads apart from vehicular traffic use.   The Indian roads are definitely worth every paisa of tax payers' money.   

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

Friday, July 2, 2010

'Morning Shadows' Oil painting on canvas


I have been occupied with a couple of family functions during the last month, and hence the gap in blogging; although my mind was constantly on it.     
But I have been busy painting too, with this landscape painting, and also a  portrait of my father, whch you can see by clicking on my PORTRAIT COLLECTIONS.   

This painting is another gem of a view of an old tree that I used to see during my morning walks around the Mysore University Campus grounds.  'Morning Shadows' is an oil painting of size 23"x30 done in an impressionist style. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

'En Plein Air' painting at Lal Bagh Bangalore

It is always a refreshing change to paint in the open air to cut the monotony from studio painting.        On the 8th of June 2010, I led my art class to the Lal Bagh of Bangalore for an experience of 'en plein air' painting, and took the opportunity to do some plein air painting myself.      The finished artwork is an acrylic painting of size 12x16 on stretched canvas. 

                               We chose to sit in the shade, by the lakeside - to paint, and decided to capture the beautiful reflections of the palm trees on the lake.  The red flowers of the Jacaranda trees on the left provided all the color, and the larger trees on the island at the right that had a halo of birds above was irresistable.    Here is the painting at the under-painting stage. 

Here is me painting away during the day on my pochade box.  The large audience that was cheering us throughout the 'plein air' session was a bonus experience.    Please click on  Usha's Art Class to see more pictures on this event.   

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Abstract Landscape Painting


This Abstracted Landscape  is an acrylic painting on white paper of size 11"x7.5". 

Friday, February 26, 2010

Sunrays Peeping - Indian Landscape oil painting - Impressionist style


The beautiful natural park surrounding the Mysore University Campus, is a great place to catch the sunrays peeping through the tall trees. 

I was paticularly interested in painting the almost-silhouted trees against the direct rays of the sun.  The trunks of the trees seemed to be glowing in the warm sunlight. 

This is an oil painting on canvas of size 24"x30" done in Impressionist style.

Friday, February 5, 2010



I have seen many artistic versions of the Lord Buddha, and found one thing in common - Peace. 
In my version of Lord Buddha, I have attempted exactly this - to create an atmosphere of Peace and Tranquitly. I decided on a young Buddha with calmness radiating in the face, seated in the 'Dhyana Mudra' in a green forest,  where the deer are feeding on the grass without fear of hunters. 
This is an oil painting on canvas of size 24"x32". 

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Art and Social Media - Workshop

I have been so ingrossed on a new oil painting this January, that I had little time for much else.

But I did manage to squeeze in time to attend an interesting workshop calleed  'Art and Social Media' on a Mid January weekend. The workshop was conducted by  ---  Anita Garimella   Internet &Software Product Management & Marketing Executive and Real Estate Developer.  She is also the co-founder of Infinity International Invesments, LLC - Greater Philedelphia. 

She spoke of  Social Medias like the Facebook and Twitter that have become a boon nowadays for artists and others. She discussed on the opportunities, challenges, and the good ways to use such social networks for promoting Art purposes.  Very interesting was her case studies on art and social media where she discussed about many popular Art websites.  She also dealt with Democratizaion of Art through social media, about virality, and also the legal part such as copyright issues. 

The 'Art and Social Media' workshop was an initiative by Annapoorna Garimella Art Historian and Designer; and managing trustee of A.R.T registered charitable Trust. 

About A.R.T :- Art, Resources and Teaching Trust is located at Andree Road Shanthi Nagar - Bangalore - It is a Library and Archive for the Visual and built Arts in India, well equipped with an amazing collection of books, maps, slides and DVDs.
A.R.T. promotes research, pedagogy and discourse on the visual and built arts. They invite academics, practioners and students to access their resources and contribute to the organization. 

The weekend was well spent doublely, as I also got to meet many new people and enjoyed a comraderie interaction during the workshop, in addition to the great food that A.R.T had arranged for. :) 

In the meantime my new painting is almost ready to be posted on my blog.  Look forward to - 'Peace and Tranquility - Buddha'  my first oil painting for 2010 -  in my next post,

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year - Twenty Ten

Wishing All a very Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year- 2010.

Lets Welcome Twenty Ten with a Positive mind, and a smile on our faces for our fellow human beings; and make our world a wonderful place to live in.

A special mention of heart-felt 'Thanks' to all my Collectors, Subscribers, Followers and vsitors to my blog, for their spontaneous and very kind feedback-comments.
I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart; and love to keep hearing from you always, as it is a great feeling that makes me feel worth living. :)