Tuesday, February 2, 2010

chitra-santhe [Kannada: The Art-Market]

ಚಿತ್ರ ಸಂತೆ [Chitra-santhe] [Kannada: Art-Market] is a annual feature here in namma bengaluru.
hundreds of artists from all over India take part to bring art closer to the people. I've been a regular 'vistor' to this fair, but it was a great experience to experience the 'back-stage' this time.
Me and Prabal had long since planned this. We were so enthu about it that we kept on calling up the Chitrakala Parishat ..and the outcome, stall #1 and #2 ! :)

let the pictures do more talking...

my paintings on display

The stall with my paintings

me and my stall

onlookers and buyers..

Prabal and his stall..

The event features more activities like on-the-spot portrait making

hoping to see more of you next time..

flowers again !

Having done flowers back to back, I was kind of liking it.
So, here are some orchids..

Montval paper was not very friendly with subsequent washes.
following is a smaller version on a different paper

more flowers

well, I was an engineering student once..and I still believe in overnight preparations for examinations :)
I was falling short of paintings for display at chitra-santhe and when I realized, it was 2 days to go. I decided to paint more flowers..

size : 1/4 imperial
paper : Canson  Montval

hope you enjoyed it..

besharam phool

I saw these beautiful flowers in the countryside on a cycling trip. My friend exclaimed बेशरम फूल [Hindi: shameless flowers] !. His explanation was that they grow everywhere :)

I tried this on Canson Figuera paper (only to realize later that it was meant for acrylic :D ..psst !!)
size : 1/2 imperial
colours : crimson lake, ultramarine, prussian blue, sap green
I had put this up in ChitraSanthe.. and it's my first painting that I sold !