Ganesha on canvas is probably one of my most favorite painting. I have mentioned this in my first Ganesha painting post that I wanted to collect little idols of Ganeshas and have a shelf full of them as items of home decor. And since I could not get them here in the US, I decided to paint them! Continue reading
Painting can be most relaxing. I sort of knew this, but I better experienced it at Paint Nite. Well, what is Paint Nite? Continue reading
I like flowers. Not to the extent that I want everything in floral patterns but in small doses, yes. But I was awestruck at the pretty-ness of Cherry Blossoms when I first saw them! I think it is the only flower design which I will not mind having on my table covers, plates, curtains, as wall photos etc. (Or maybe, that’s not such a good idea after all, I can imagine the look on AB’s face if he came home to see his house look like a cherry blossom festival. Hmm.) Anyway, moving on. Now, how did cherry blossoms turn my ‘Monday blues’ to ‘Monday magenta’? We will see..
Here’s presenting my Ganesha Series, which also happens to be the first set of art I did for my home. It is close to my heart and I hope to add on to it in the future and, hopefully, when I have a ginormous wall. (Imagine how many Ganesha paintings could fit there!)
Having painted two, I did not really know how many more I wanted to complete my Ganesha series. Looking at the number of canvas panels left and the perfect wall in my house (where I envisioned them to be placed on) I settled for four. Four seemed a good number, even number, I thought. I can place the pictures however I want, rhombus, square, diagonal straight line etc. Now, with all these in my head I started my third one. Continue reading
A religious shrine or room is common in many Indian homes. We had a number of deities in our home shrine in Kolkata but ‘Gonesh thakur’ ( as Lord Ganesha is called in Bengal) surprisingly was not there. But a beautiful terracotta Ganesha and three smaller ones (also in terracotta) sat pretty in our living room as decor. As much as Lord Ganesha is worshiped with pomp and pleasure in some parts of India (as in the festival of ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’), the powerful and popular Lord of Success, with the body of a man and a head of an elephant, has received a great reputation as a piece of home decor and art as well, being created in different pieces of stone, marble, terracotta, clay and of course on walls as paintings. Continue reading