Wednesday, September 21, 2011


I've just discovered the abstract, and I love it! While blog hopping one morning I landed on one that discussed the process of creating abstracts. And that was it.... had to try it out myself.

And while I worked on it, I realized what sheer fun I was having. No pressures of how the painting turns out, whether it resembles the model, and so on. Just splash paint wherever you feel and enjoy the unpredictable. For even you don't know what you'll end up with! And therein lies the beauty of this process - it is totally intuitive and liberating.

If you take due care to not mix the colours while they are wet, you end up with something that looks bright and happy, whichever way you turn it.

Now I'm itching to make more of these, and hang some up in the kids' room. Imagine the cheer they would bring into any room for that matter.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Votive/Tealight Holder

Gifted myself a new votive holder recently. Just a detour from my usual love affair with the bottles! This one works as a decor piece by day... and transforms into a tea-light holder by night.

I placed it near a window during the day, and loved how the sunlight played off the flower petals.

At night I put a candle in it.... and Voila! The delightful ambience that it created was something else....

The kids loved the warm glow it spread around the room while the hubby appreciated the transformation of the everyday and mundane to something dreamy and romantic. :)

With the festive season just around the corner, this would make just the right piece to perk up special occasions.

A limited edition of Creative Rumblings votive holders for Diwali seems like a good idea to me!! What do you say, dear readers?

Monday, September 5, 2011

The Melody Makers

Painting is a strange process; I find myself falling into phases every few days. Like sometime back I was taken over by still life representations, and now suddenly I find myself going figurative. This is one of my such attempts at painting human figures.

Curiously, this painting was triggerred off by two different pictures I saw in the papers. I mentally fused the two, cutting out extra elements to come up with this composition of the trio on stage.

Though this particular piece is one of my smaller paintings (7"x11" approx.), I currently am drawn to a larger size (15"x11" approx.) for my latest works.

Also, I'm painting more from personal experience now rather than relying on some pictorial impulse.

Feels better and freer this way!


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