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Lockdown-day 8

“That which does not kills us makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Boxed up at home, looks like I am running out of ideas and inspiration. I need to use more colors other than blue and black to keep my spirits up. Wishing everyone a healthy and positive day!!!

Happy Painting… Happy Blogging!!!

Stay Safe… Stay Home!!!

Lockdown-day 7

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” – Leonardo Da Vinci

Happy Painting … Happy Blogging!!!

StaySafe…StayHome!!!

Lockdown-day 6

There is no greater pain than to recall happiness in times of misery– Dante

My heart goes out for all the families and victims in Italy and everywhere around the world. I have always wanted to taste Italian pizza and wine. Still in my bucket list…

Wishing everyone around the world peace, strength and comfort.

Happy Painting … Happy Blogging!!!

StaySafe…StayHome!!!

Cheating

“Cheating isn’t a mistake, it’s a choice”  – Unknown

I had once read a quote “You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice”. So why am I talking about it here. Hmmm … I started this painting some 4-5 months back when I was looking for a job. Then I got one and got busy … very busy. Finally when I got time to complete it I had lost interest but true to my nature I can’t abandon it and move to the next one so I finish doing the entire outline using a pen instead of paint. I had done the same with my other painting – Self-torture , instead of painting I used the pen to finish the detail. On one side I am glad I am through with this one and can move onto the other but I am not proud of myself. the artist in me screamed “cheater” the whole time but in my defense I had lost patience, interest and wanted to just finish this one and move on.

This got me into thinking – are we trying to pass on our bad choices as mistakes? My bad choice got the job done faster and easier but if I get used to it, it will prove fatal in the long run. It will always leave me feeling bad at the end and I will regret the road I have taken.

So this time I am going to challenge myself – to be true to myself no matter what. If I love painting so much I will have to make the time and effort to complete it so that I am not left feeling guilty at the end of it. My next ones going to be all detail oriented. So wish me luck !!!

Madness

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness” – Friedrich Nietzsche

The fight with my inner sloth was finally worth it. I have never painted such huge projects so fast. This was completed in just 4 days and looks like the long gap I had has its own positives. I had some new ideas but true to myself – went crazy with colors 🙂

Happy painting !!!

Self-torture

“Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is unattainable in this life” – Joseph B Wirthlin

The only word that kept ringing in my head while I was doing this piece was “Self-torture – Why Am I doing this to myself” . I started painting in small drawing books so that I can do small projects and finish them quickly. And then I started this one, way back in May. Looks like a simple abstract one but the amount of detail that has gone into it, tested my patience to the core. I am still not fully happy with this but cannot go any longer. I guess Shiva cannot be attained that easily in life or on paper.

Just playing around with Photoshop

Durga

“..If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way” – Napolean Hill

Drawing in sketchbooks has never been my thing, when I start drawing or coloring, things just get out of proportion. But these days with my busy office schedule I don’t get the conviction enough to finish huge projects hence trying to teach myself to draw small. A drawing book which I can probably carry with myself as well. Wouldn’t that be nice !!!

Mandala 1

“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities” – Stephen Covey

With my new job and new challenges I am not able to take time out for painting. So I went looking for Van Gough in a box, not that I would endorse that idea very much but this is the best I could do in my current situation and came across this Manadala book – Coloring for Calm. So now a days I am trying to satisfy my artistic itch by filling in colors into the patterns hoping for peace and more free time.

I found this really a good way to meditate also as you have to stay very focused while filling in the finer details. So coloring away and hoping for peace of mind and time so that I can get back to my primitive ways of painting.

Untill then you gotta do what you gotta do!!!

Priority

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

spring

Recently I was reading this book, “The One Thing” by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan; and got into thinking about priorities and choices. As adults when we have a choice and everything is at our discretion, is there a clear formula for making decisions so that we can make the best decisions for us and not trade them for just any decision?

I found my answer in PRIORITY, as long as we pause and think what really matters to us and let that drive our day/decisions we will have a sense of progress and can avoid getting trapped in busyness.

This painting was inspired by two thoughts –

  1. How important our environment is – we should make all effort to keep the earth beautiful as it should be so that we can enjoy living in it.
  2. How important our environment is – we should surround ourselves with people who add value to our life’s so that we can stay positive, productive and happy.

Random Thoughts!!!

Simplicity

“No amount of anxiety can change the future, No amount of regret can change the past” – Karen Salmansohn

Peacocks 12″X12″ board

It’s been a while I have painted something, one because of a relocation AGAIN… but more than that I have been overthinking a lot about what to paint and planning for a complicated project, but when I couldn’t come up with anything I just took the board and paint and did a simple art piece – which makes me happy 🙂

Rajasthani Woman

“Perform all work carefully, guided by compassion” – Ved Vyasa                 (The Bhagavat Gita)

Acrylics on 16" X 24" canvas board

Acrylics on 16″ X 24″ canvas board

Wall mural universe – completed

Yeyy… I am back !!! …. after yet another relocation and a whole episode of searching for an apartment – shifting and settling in …

It feels good to back on the web …. and on wordpress… never thought I would miss wordpress so much… 🙂

So, I started this ambitious wall mural project back when I was home and getting bored ….

wall-mural-1

I was supposed to fill up only the vertical walls …. but I got too ambitious and crawled onto the ceiling too … 🙂

wall-mural-2

Maybe next time we will find a different place for the refrigerator and fill up that void too … 🙂

In today’s post I will share the mysterious universe I tried creating inside my home…. I am obsessed with the universe paintings these day  🙂 🙂

wall mural universe 1

The ceiling view

wall mural universe 2

The side view

wall mural sun

The burning sun – it looks far better in real

wall mural trees

The earth’s representative – the tree 🙂

“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand” – Neil Armstrong

Happy

“If you want to be happy, be.” – Leo Tolstoy

Photoshop

Photoshop

Divine beauty

“Beauty is power, a smile is its sword” – John Ray

Divine beauty

Divine beauty

Naughty

“There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy” – Anonymous 

Naughty

Naughty

Prints available on: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/squirrel-prasna-velcheru.html

Enjoyed using SketchBook  Pro, a very light and handy tool.

And now, the inspiration for this art comes from the two naughty squirrels who climb down the coconut tree in my house into my balcony, and steal the crunchy bread crumbs that my pet loves. They also got used to the granola bars that I feed them occasionally, so the situation now is that they don’t touch the nuts and fruits I leave for them but they wait till I get my granola bars out. HOW ANNOYINGLY ADORABLE !!!

Pic Credit: Naresh

Pic Credit: Naresh

Bliss

“To be happy–one must find one’s bliss”  – Gloria Vanderbilt

Acrylics on A3 Paper

Acrylics on A3 Paper

I am not able to capture the true colors and life in the painting. I am going to try some photoshop techniques that I am learning. But in the meantime just wanted to share the painting as I am done with it.

 

Music

“The earth has music for those who listen” – George Santayana

Nature

Confusion

“Be faithful to that which exists within yourself” – Andre Gide

Acrylic on 8' X8' board

Acrylic on 8′ X8′ board

Started out to make a real life image, but true to form ended up making an abstract or whatever you call this art 🙂

Guardian of my galaxy …. who just doesn’t care !!


Alien dog

The Guardian of our Galaxy… but all he cares about is his meaty bone. He been eating them like crazy these days. For now he is the muse for this painting.

Prints for sale onhttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/alien-dog-prasna-velcheru.html

Bachi muse

Game of Thrones

Watercolors

Watercolors

Waiting for the next season !!!

Journey

Acrylics on 8X16 canvas boards

Acrylics on 8X16 canvas boards

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J R R Tolkien

To adventures…

The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time.”   – Lewis Caroll

Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Tried oil pastels – such a messy business …!!!

Paris Abstract

image

Paris – I wish I was painting it in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Someday that too is going to happen  🙂

Prints available for sale on : http://fineartamerica.com/featured/paris-prasna-velcheru.html

Flowers Abstract

image

Flowers Abstract on 14X16 canvas

Fish Abstract

Abstract; Acrylics on 12X12 canvas

Abstract; Acrylics on 12X12 canvas

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