'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, December 8, 2012

Sound Sleep

Sound Sleep
acrylic on canvas
size: 12x9 inches

Sound sleep in amma's shoulders even in a crowd. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

In Safe Hands - painting

In Safe Hands
acrylic painting on canvas
size: 12x9 inches

Safe in Papa's hands even in a crowd.  A father's loving arms are sure comfort to a child.  Sightings like this always warms my heart and it does not take me long to transform it into a painting. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Holy Cow and dung

The Holy Cow and dung
medium: - water color painting
support: -  cartridge paper
size:- 11x15 inches

I watch this cow everyday, grazing on the empty site opposite my house.  Some times when I watch at mid-day, I love to see the shadow she casts forming a beautiful design under her. I somehow felt that I need to do this in water colors, and here is a painting I did in water colors after a very long long time. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Winners of 'Your 3000 or more viewed artwork' competition in Fine Art America.

Congratulations to the winners of the competition called ' Your 3000 or more viewed artwork' .  This is a competition I created on   Fine Art America,   which is a wonderful place for artists the world over to display their artworks.  Artists who display on this site receive views for their artworks, and the number of times they have been viewed is displayed on each one of the artworks.

This competition was a challenge to talented artists the world over, who had created wonderful artwork and are already winners, as they had received more than 3000 visits to their artworks.

I did have my doubt as to how many of them could be out there who had received that many visits for their artworks, but I was pleasantly surprised as more than 35 artists took part, with some of them submitting even 5 entries.

The competition went through a period of 2 weeks, and attracted 95 entries by very talented artists, some of them having received even more than 10000 views.

We members of the FAA voted for the best of the best and finally saw 3 winning entries by the following extremely talented artists of FAA. 

The first place was won by artist Jeanne Newton Schoborg for her artwork called ‘Work in progress V ‘. This painting has received a whopping 11,031 visits and not surprisingly she has won the first spot in this competition.   Known for her horse paintings, she is a widely travelled artist who lives and teaches art in Eldora IA United States.  Click HERE  to view the winning artwork entry. 

The second place was won by artist Karen Wiles   from Hampstead NC United States for her artwork called ‘ Tranquility This painting has received   visits.  Karen’s artworks are like a breath of fresh air and calming to the mind in a world of glamour, noise and stress.  Click HERE to view the winning entry.  

The third spot was won by Michael Durst   from Cape TownSouth Africa, for his artwork called ‘Lavender Fields’.  This painting has been viewed more than 7000 times on FAA.  A Doctor by profession, he is a psychologist, and not surprisingly he certainly knows how to capture the viewer's hearts through his artworks.  His artworks are relaxing and healing to the heart and are called ‘Heartscapes’.  Click HERE to view the winning entry.  

The following were my own submissions for the contest called' Your 3000 or more viewed artworks on FAA'.


Inspired by Raja Ravi Varma's painting

Pretty flowers   



Tuesday, October 16, 2012

The beautiful Heliconia Plant painting

medium:  acrylic painting on canvas
size: 6x10 inches

The beautiful curves of the Heliconia plant never ceases to inspire me into painting them.  The orange flowers and the curvy-long leaves urge me to take on the brush with pleasure.  Probably that is the reason that I have done so many paintings of this beautiful plant, and continue to do so even now.    This painting I did using the glazing technique and is a fav of mine. 

Click HERE to view or purchase a print of this painting available in various sizes.  

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Painting of SriDevi - Indian actor par excellence

SriDevi in Mr India
acrylic painting on canvas
size 16x12 inches 

Indian actor Sridevi has been my favourite ever since her first appearance as a child artist in the Tamil movie 'Kandan Karunai'. I have since then followed her journey in the field of cinema firstly in the Tamil film industry, then the Telugu film industry, and then the Hindi film industry. I truely missed her during the past 15 years when she disappeared to fulfill her duties of being born a woman.  But now I am so happy that she has come back with a bang to entertain us all with her amazing performances.  It was a pleasure painting this phenomenal woman whose screen presence has always left me in awe.  Having performed wonderfully in all the major languages of Indian cinema, she can truly be called - an 'Indian actor par excellence'. 

This painting is an imaginary scene from the film 'Mr India'. In this movie, Sridevi is in love with an invisible man called Mr India (played by actor Anil Kapoor), performs a scintillating dance even as she is being watched in the background by the invisible Mr India.  

A small tribute to her in the form of a painting. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012


acrylic painting on wooden panel
size: 8x12 inches

It was a pleasure to lift the brush in my hands and apply the strokes of paint after a long break of almost 6 months. Naturally I started with Lord Ganesha. I painted this from a real still- life setting of a wooden sculpture of Lord Ganesha which has resulted in a 3D effect in the painting.   

Monday, August 20, 2012

Comfort Squat - digital painting

Comfort Squat
figurative painting
medium - digital
size 13x16

I have noticed this common squat posture among village people and found that they can sit like this for hours because they find it very comfortable.  Probably it is a healthy posture too. How long can you sit like this. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Taj Mahal

It has been some time since I posted on my blog. One reason being that I did not have an internet connection for a long time.  I hope to start posting regularly now, and paint a lot too.

The Taj Mahal may be the most photographed architectural wonder of India.  Unfortunately I still have not had the opportunity to visit Agra and see this absolutely wonderful marble construction in true life.  I have seen many wonderful photographs of the 'Taj Mahal' and wondered how it would look in real life.   Even more beautiful I am sure.

Nevertheless, it did not stop me from painting this wonder of the world, using photographic reference clicked by my daughter for me to paint.

Taj Mahal
acrylic painting on canvas paper
size:  9x13 inches

Friday, June 15, 2012

Abstract Landscape - digital media -Ranganthittu Bird Park

'Ranganthittu Bird Park' - Digital painting - Abstract Landscape

Ranganthittu Bird Park near Mysore - Landscape as viewed during a boat ride on the lake.  The Pelicans, Ducks, Herons and even the bats where a treat to watch.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Virajpet Town - Telgur Street - Coorg painting

Virajpet Town
Telgur Street
acrylic on acrylic primed paper
size 12x16 inches

I was pleasantly surprised and happy when a facebook friend informed me that this painting reminded him of his happy childhood days spent at Telgur Street- Virajpet Town in Coorg. He even mentioned that his house was visible in the painting.  Click here http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=319208354796746&set=fp.1545216918.720666542&type=1&theater to view the thread on facebook.  If you are a Virajpet Lover you could even consider becoming a fan of his page on facebook called - 'Virajpet The Soul of Coorg'.  

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Thicket - digital painting

The digital media can never stop to amaze me.  The opportunities for an artist to try out ideas is limitless.  Here is one of my favorite subjects - nature at its glory - just a clip of branches and leaves.

digital art
size: 12x9 inches

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Meylum - drumming for auspicious occasions - digital painting

digital painting
size 9x12 inches

The Meylum is a wonderful drum instrument played squatting on the ground comfortably- legs crossed. Having its roots in South India, this instrument is still played during weddings and auspicious occasions and in Temples along with the Naadaswaram (pipe instrument).  I decided to paint this digitally when I still have the chance to portray it, hoping that this fast dying art will live on forever. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ARTWAVE group art show by 35 contemporary artists from Bengaluru

ArtWave has organized a group show at Chitra Kala Parishad - Kumara Krupa road, Bengaluru -- which starts 23rd March through 27th March 2012.  Timings 10am to 7pm.  

Plz visit this art show to feast your eyes and enjoy the creations of 35 different contemporary artists of Bengaluru.  I feel honored to be one of them. 

Inauguration by Artist Vijayan

On Display at Chitra Kala Parishad

Following are 5 of my paintings - from the 'Body Language' series that are on display at the 'Art Wave' group show.  

'Hot Deals'
24x30 inches (measurement excluding frame)
acrylic on canvas 

'Boy on Bike'
24x24 inches (measurement excluding frame)
acrylic on canvas 

16x20 inches (measurement excluding frame)
acrylic on canvas 

'White Collared'
12x16 inches (measurement excluding frame)
acrylic on canvas 

'Woman washing Clothes'
12x16 inches (measurement excluding frame)
acrylic on canvas 

For purchase enquiries, plz contact me by email at usetty@gmail.com or call 9343796153. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Man in Turban - digital painting

Man in Turban
digital painting on canvas
size: 12x16 inches
Body Language - digital series