Showing posts with label kerala. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kerala. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Festival in Gods own country -watercolor painting

Kerala  my native land is the most sought after tourist destination in India. November and December are the days for temple festivals and its tourist season too. Its great to be able to enjoy this beautiful land  and its festivals. When we are young we  look forward to becoming part of all other places other than our native land.At one point in our life we come back and enjoy all this, remembers so many sweet memories of our childhood in this land. I am glad we have not lost all of the old world charm in this modern world.
So to celebrate  being in kerala  here is my painting on festival called pooram .During these pooram festival each temple showcase their brilliance in art and music . Umberallas of many colors are showcased from elephant tops. The umberallas are not only brightly colored but have very beautiful decorations.There is special panchavadyam( musical concert )  to accompany the display.The crowds throng to see these festivals not only the people from the neighborhood but also people from other states and countries.This is an abstract  painting of the pooram festival . My main aim was to show the hundreds of people who gather here . And they truly complete the picture of the festivities.I loved the way the colors came out and would like to hear your comments.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Holidays in Kerala

Hi everyone, Its been sometime since I last posted in my blog.I have been enjoying a great vacation with my japanese friend Ryoko.Having her in India was great and I had the pleasure of showing her some of the beautiful places  in Kerala.We went to Wagamon,Thekkady and Gavi . I found Wagamon  meadows beautiful and an unusual picture from the creator.Thekkady was crowded with tourists but the elephant ride was a big adventure for me. Gavi was exciting and we went trekking in Gavi into the sholayar forest.I am hoping to use some of the photos for my painting.And I am starting today !

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Kathakali in watercolors

This is a painting in watercolor which I was working on the past few days. Kathakali is a dance drama from Kerala.It is a unique blend of various arts like music,dance,literature and even painting.The dress,ornaments and the headdress is remarkable with lot of color and design.The makeup itself takes hours  and is special for each character.This is picture of the Nalan a hero, a good character  from the drama nalacharitham. The green color on the face and the white ridge like mask represent all good gods and heroes.The skirt is colorful and is voluminous.
I enjoyed painting this.As I look at it more and more I feel I should have detailed it more and  taken care to sketch more perfectly. There are so many photos of different kathakali characters and I should find time to do more of them soon.Do send your comments and thank you for visiting.