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Lockdown-day 41

“Destruction after all is a form of creation” Graham Greene

Gemini Twins

Happy Painting…. Happy Blogging !!!

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Lockdown-day 38

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere” – Carl Sagan

Planning to do zodiac signs. Its the Virgo girl today.

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Lockdown-day 12

“In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.”
― Amanda Richardson

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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!!!

Rahu-Ketu

“One day or day one. You Decide” – Unknown

So I have been poking my nose into the stars lately – I mean Astrology. Not looking for predictions or ways to become rich or finding faults in my stars either. My study mainly revolves around understanding myself and understanding the situations around me. Having said that, I came across these two shadow planets called Rahu and Ketu and the importance of their placement in the birth chart in the horoscope. This is an interesting line of study that I came across among other things which also become the motivation for my painting.

I checked the placement of Rahu and Ketu in my birth chart. My Rahu sits in Cancer and my Ketu sits in Capricorn. Cancer is represented by a Crab and Capricorn is represented by a Crocodile. So now I got into thinking what does it mean to me? As per the study the sign where Ketu is – is the quality you have in abundant or that is what you are naturally and the sign where Rahu is that is the quality you should strive for in this life. Hmmm…..

What is a Capricorn? A Crocodile – so am I crocodile!!! …. seriously. Now I want to know more about crocodiles.

  • They have a survival quality greater than anyone on earth
  • They know they can get whatever they want
  • Can be ruthless in destroying anything to get their needs met.
  • They can be vicious in destroying other things as well as self(ego) if that stands in the way of their overall happiness
  • Because they know they can take the things they want and when they want, they don’t feel the need to progress
  • They can just relax all the time until they feel hungry or threatened

So this is what a crocodile quality is and if your Ketu is in Capricorn these qualities come naturally to you. But you are in this life to learn something…. Or you can keep holding on to what you are and then take another birth to learn it …..maybe the hard way next time !!! So to know what I should learn I look at where my Rahu is – it is in Cancer. And it is – A Crab. Let’s see what that is…

  • tenacious – hold on to something till it works out
  • fragile hence very vigilant
  • adaptive but searching for more comfortable and less threatening situations
  • always gathering something for survival or safety
  • very aware of their needs

So how does it all imply to me now. In a nutshell – I can keep the strength of the crocodile but shred the laziness of the crocodile. Rather than waiting for the right moment and acting only when necessary I have to start being the adaptive and busy crab that is constantly doing things to add value to my life. Yawwwnnnn………

So….. the Crab in me has gathered enough information for this post and now the Crocodile in me just wants to laze on that rock …. 🙂 Moreover its a Sunday…. move away crab!!!

Happy Blogging & Happy Sunday!!!

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 !!!

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 🙂

Sva-vida

“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand” – Frank Herbert

Acrylics on a 12" X 12" board

Acrylics on a 12″ X 12″ board

I am seriously running out of ideas, this the best I could come up with after months of break.

Lake Kailash Manasarovar

Kailash Manasarovar

One of the early acrylic works, trying to bring out the shades which didn’t seem to work that well.

OM Namah Shivay

Festive

“Be as you wish to be seem” – Socrates

African-tribe-low-resolution

Dance of nature

“Life is a dance of nature.” ― Toba BetaNature-dance

Divine beauty

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

Divine beauty

Divine beauty

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

The divine art of music





Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

Acrylics with Gloss and Matt medium

I have been waiting to share this since 2 weeks… as we were on a family vacation with limited resources.

It took me 11 days to finish it and came out really well. I am happy 🙂 🙂

Country side

acrylics 12X 12 canvas board

acrylics 12X 12 canvas board

Prints for sale onhttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/country-side-prasna-velcheru.html

Revival project

Acrylic on 12 X 12 canvas board

Acrylic on 12 X 12 canvas board

Painting walls killed the painter in me…..!!!

I recently moved back to my house which I had rented out. The house was such a mess that I decided to repaint it only to realize that painting walls is not as much fun as painting canvas boards. After a few exhaustive weeks when I tried to paint something on canvas I was shocked I wasn’t getting any ideas. My mind was as blank as the walls I had painted and finally this is what I ended up doing.

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

Fish Abstract

Abstract; Acrylics on 12X12 canvas

Abstract; Acrylics on 12X12 canvas

Parrots

Acrylics on 45cm X 60cm canvas

Acrylics on 45cm X 60cm canvas

Shack life

Shack Life

life is beautiful

Abstract; Acrylic on 12X12 Canvas

Abstract; Acrylic on 12X12 Canvas

Prints for sale onhttp://fineartamerica.com/featured/life-is-beautiful-prasna-velcheru.html

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