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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Actor Sridevi shares my painting 'Sridevi' on National TV - ETV Telugu channel

I feel very elated and happy to share the ETV Telugu episode of 'Soundarya Lahiri' show wherein Actor Sridevi shares fer favourite 3 paintings. One amongst them is a  painting I did of her inspired by the very popular scene in the movie Mr. India.The scene shows a song number called 'I Love You' in which Sridevi  performs a scintillating dance wearing a translucent blue saree which has left many a heart fluttering. The other 2 paintings she has shared being - one of her own creation, and another done by actor Salman Khan which was presented to her. Wow!!! To be one amongst them!

Although my name is not mentioned anywhere (because they don't know me) it is heartwarming to know that  Actor Sridevi has liked it enough to share it on the popular ETV Telugu channel. During the show, my painting is shown a second time, when popular director Ram Gopal Varma comments on my painting saying that he likes the 'photo of the girl better' -  he thought my painting was a photo !!!! :))

A short clip of the program Soundarya Lahiri where actor Sridevi shares my painting on ETV Telugu channel

To watch the whole episode copy and pastie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YDrLJ8RCPg       in your browser and watch this clip from 17.5 mn onwards. 

acrylic painting on canvas
size: 16x12 inches
Click on image to purchase a print of this painting.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reves Art Workshop

Good friend and fellow artist Mrs Rajini Rekha is organizing a weekend workshop at her newly opened  'Reves Art Gallery', wherein I will be sharing some easy steps for creating a beautiful, still-life acrylic painting with 10 participants. The participants will not be required to bring any materials, as all is provided at the gallery, and will be carrying home a beautiful still life painting done by them, ready to be framed and displayed in their Drawing room or dining room.

If you happen to be at Bengaluru during that weekend and also wish to learn some acrylic painting techniques, then this is for you. For registration contact Mrs Rajini Rekha (details given below).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Money Plant - Still Life Oil Painting

I've been doodling with a digital pen for too long. An occasional acrylic painting kept me sane. But getting back to the traditional oil painting was a different experience after a long time. Thankfully I love to alternate between mediums all the time.

I did this still life painting of a 'Money Plant in a terra cota pot' using oil paints. Loved the long forgotten feel of mixing and applying buttery oils paints on to a canvas with a sable brush.

Money Plant
Oil painting on canvas
size- 16x12 inches

Purchase a print of this painting HERE