Shared joy is double joy.

I have always believed that if you put in the work the results will come. A little progress each day adds up to big results. The winner is someone who recognizes his God. Given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills to accomplish his goals. Always our competition is with ourselves to produce the best in what we do and to become the best version of ourselves.

Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.

Well done Anusha!!
It’s my pleasure to share this painting done in the class by Anusha. Reference I took from pinterest.

Fabric painting -redefined

I felt like it would look good if I added some pattern to the neck to the already painted blouse. So, I thought of a few designs which would match the concept painted before and decided to paint some lotus flowers with leaves and buds.

Eternal peace

The Lotus flower is regarded in many different cultures, especially in eastern religions, as a symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration and rebirth. Its characteristics are a perfect analogy for the human condition: even when its roots are in the dirtiest waters, the Lotus produces the most beautiful flower.

On the otherhand, Radha and Krishna represent eternally young divine entities in love with each other. In order to demonstrate to people Krishna who is ‘Parmatma’- ‘Purush’ himself came in a human form. ‘Prakriti’ took the form of Radha symbolizing all that is there in the creation.

Hope you enjoy..

When my passion finds expression..

Once you have been bitten by that bug, it’s your passion and you have to follow it. That’s true whether you’re tall, short, black, white, green, yellow. That’s a very limited life. Most importantly have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.

What I have in my heart and soul must find a way out. That’s the reason for music -Beethoven

Doing what makes you happy is more important. Don’t be scared of failing or falling behind, this will provide you with a life full of satisfaction, sooner or later.

These three are the set of Jenkin’s style oil paintings I did on commission for home interior. Hope you like..

Life is very limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life, follow your passion!!

When someone recognizes your art..

Most of my free time I spent in getting the right kind of material to paint and learning the techniques, design, composition from famous artists to improve my skill. I am a self taught artist. I’m so lucky to be surrounded by so many professional artists and who appreciates art.Technology helped me to be in touch with all wonderful artists around the world.

Poppies and Diasies

This is the first painting I sold. I felt wonderful that someone was interested to spend on my work and it encouraged me to paint more and more. Actually it opened the doors to search for opportunities to reach out to more people to share my skill. I am so grateful to have the support of my family and people around me.

I still have a long way to go, but I’m already so far from where I used to be, and I’m proud of that.

My gallery-Fabric painting

Have you ever wanted to decorate a T-shirt or add colorful designs to your salwar suit? Did you know there are many ways to paint on fabric? Let’s explore some fabric painting techniques here.

Fabric painting can be used to decorate everything from clothing to home furnishings like curtains and tablecloths. It opens all sorts of possibilities for creative expression, allows you to create unique one-of-a-kind works of art, and it isn’t hard to do.

Images I created here are freehand with a paint brush and paint markers/liners. Good choices include denim, linen, cotton, cotton blends and silk.

Fabric Preparation
Always pre-wash the fabric you intend to paint on, to remove any dirt, starch or
grease from the material. These agents do not allow the paint to penetrate into the
fabric or become permanent.
Always iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles before transferring the design.
It is desirable to stretch and fix the fabric to a frame before starting to paint.Transfer the design on fabric by tracing or free hand drawing.

After a design has been transferred onto the fabric,
the fabric will need to be positioned on a painting board. The
surface of the painting board should be smooth and nonporous. The painting board should be larger than the design
area to prevent having to move the fabric around. The fabric
is required to be secured to the board with the help of clips or masking tape.

Tips for Paint Preparation
Water can also be used the medium for thinning the paint instead of chemical
thinner. Paint consistency varies with the variety of fabrics. The paint should not be very thin i.e., dilute while painting on synthetic fabrics,. It is desirable to apply more than two coats. In case of cotton the consistency of the paint really does not matter much. The paint tends to thicken during painting, to avoid this keep wetting the brush frequently and also add few drops of water and mix the paint.

My first attempt in oil colors..

Pink Roses

Those delicate and fragrant beings we call flowers provided inspiration to countless artists, poets, and mystics. Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition. Without fully realizing it, flowers would become for us an expression in form of that which is most high, most sacred, and ultimately formless within ourselves. Flowers, more fleeting, more ethereal, and more delicate than the plants out of which they emerged, would become like messengers from another realm, like a bridge between the world of physical forms and the formless. These lines are about the beauty of flowers and how they impact us by Echart Tolle, one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers of our time.

I actually paid attention to a flower when I started painting them. I learned the technique to paint flowers and foliage in oils from one of the most cheerful and unique artist Gary Jenkins. Gary’s video tutorials are filled with warmth, detailed commentary and his giggles; I am pretty much satisfied with my first attempt. Good oil paints are the key to good painting. I used artist grade oil paints and synthetic flat and round brushes. Exploring new things is so fulfilling whether you succeed or fail…

Hope you like, Have fun filled days with lots of exiting adventures!!!

Acrylic painting on glass vases..

painting glass vases with gesso and acrylic paints

It’s fun painting roses and sunflowers on glass vases, my all time favorite subject, flowers.. This guide will provide instructions on how to prepare a glass surface for painting and how to apply sealant to protect the painting.

Supplies Needed for Painting Glass

  • Clean glassware
  • Rubbing alcohol or white vinegar
  • Mild soap and water
  • acrylic paints
  • white gesso
  • Foam plate or palette
  • Brush basin
  • synthetic flat and round brushes
  • Paper towels

How to Prepare a Glass Surface for Painting

  1. First, wash the glass thoroughly in warm, soapy water to remove dirt, dust, and grease film.
  2. Next, rinse the glass in warm water and let dry completely.
  3. Dampen a paper towel with rubbing alcohol or white vinegar and wipe the stemware to ensure it is clean of any remaining soap film. Set aside for 15 minutes to air-dry.
  4. Paint the glass vase with gesso and let dry for about 30 to 45 min. It dries hard, making the surface more stiff. Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint.
  5. Paint the vase with acrylic paint of your color choice as a background to paint flowers. Here I chose two shades of metallic copper color. Now paint flowers or any other pattern in acrylics.
  6. Applying a sealant over the painted glass helps to prevent the paint from chipping, fading and wearing off. Acrylic sealant is available in spray-on and brush-on forms. However, you should choose a sealant, polyurethane coating or polyurethane varnish with a glossy finish that is safe for use on glass surfaces.

Once my childhood doodling.. Now my passion

What excited me as a child was colour, forms and the dancing of light, it really threw me to hold that pencil and draw.. a sense of wonder and appreciation from my friends and teachers was the bonus along with a sense of achievement I got from my doodling.. From delicate, beautiful flowers, the morning rays of the Sun, the grass blades, flying birds, a rock, child’s eyes.. to what not in the nature that is full of life calling me into its lap to teach the hidden mysteries.. I am still learning, a student of mother nature..

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