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

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".  


Prabha N. said...

This looks awesome Usha! You have captured the sunlight so well!

usetty said...

Thanks Prabha. Nice to see you back with a bang. Looking forward to your exhibition.

anandhirajan said...

All your paintings are very realistic You really have an inborn talent,May god bless you. Do visit my blog I have a very small collections of my work put up in my blog.

sreenivasa ram makineedi said...


Visionary Art said...

I love this! Do you use paint to get the vibrant colors? Can you explain....beautiful work. By the way I live in the USA.


Visionary Art said...



usetty said...

Thank you Anandi, Sreenivasa, Kim for the kind words.

Hi Kim
Your are a wonderful artist yourself. I loved the Angels. The spiritual strength you are putting into it really shows.

As for this painting, yes I have used acrylic paints on canvas. It was very simple and I got it in the first shot. No adjustments were made later.

I use pure colors straight from the tube, and avoid mixing colors as much as possible.
Probably that could be the reason you find it vibrant.

Visionary Art said...

Are these oils? What is the brand name of your paints? Would like to investigate. Thank you for the nice compliments my spirit art.

Kim Layton

usetty said...

Hi Kim
This painting is done with 'Acrylic' paints.
Since you live in USA, it is easily available in any art store.

I have used the popular Indian brand called 'Camel'- Artists Acrylic Colors'.