Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Printmanking workshop at Zapurza.....by Indian visual artist Manisha Vedpathak

 Zapurza is a museum of arts and culture situated in Pune, India.  It has a beautiful campus spread over seven acres of land on the banks of Khadakwasla Dam, Pune. It houses 10 galleries/ display areas, workshop/activity area, beautiful auditorium and amphitheatre, a merchandise store and a restaurant serving local delicacies. 

So in this beautiful campus, we had a printmaking workshop under the guidance of eminent artist Raju Sutar.  Assisting him was artist Monali Pawaskar. We had amazing time for 3 days from 11am- 5pm. 

We learned about Intaglio printmaking.  Etching of the zinc plate, sketching on it. Soaking the plate in nitric acid , giving a uniform layer of black Japan paint , then comes the wiping and then printing.

Well , I dont intend to give all the details here, the above points were just to see if I remember all the steps. LOL.

Here are some of the pics of the workshop.

Covered in black Japan paint and ready to be wiped wiped.

Zinc plate soaked in nitric acid

After Itried dry etching on the plate.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

"Misty forest".....an abstract landscape by Indian visual artist Manisha Vedpathak


"Misty forest "

This painting tells you about the misty dawn , just before the sunrise with slight light coming from deep in the forest with the birds singing overhead. I dream again and again about the zen walk deep in the forest . I hope you get the same feeling through this painting. 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

A painting from the residency at Hampi in 2022....by Indian visual artist Manisha Vedpathak


Just came across this pic so decided to post here. Last year I had participated in a residency that was curated by  eminent artist Raju Sutar at Hampi, Karnataka, India. This painting was a bit different from my style but I tried to show the freedom I felt, from the very hustle and bustle of the city life. There is a calmness in the painting . 

Hope you enjoy this calmness looking at the painting.

"Enchanted ".....an abstract painting by Indian visual artist Manisha Ved[pathak

I feel magic here in the enchanted forest. The woods invite me into themselves so that I am drawn out of myself. This painting of enchanted forest draws your attention , makes you wrap yourself in a cozy blanket , get a cup of warm tea and enjoy the calmness.

This time I used round canvases and I really enjoyed this shape. These will fit well on both coloured and white wall, framed or unframed.
Feel enchanted!

(Sorry for the bad images, will post better ones very soon)

Thursday, April 20, 2023

New Works....by visual artist from India, Manisha Vedpathak

 As promised in the previous post, I am posting some of my new works in the current series "Secret Garden".

These are acrylic and collage papers on canvas. 

"To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination."
- Joan Maloof

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

"Secret Garden" continues.....by visual artist Manisha Vedpathak

 Had exhibited some of my works I did during pandemic in an online gallery . These works were nature inspired and I titled it "Secret Garden". These paintings were the memories of my outings in the nature.

Have continued with this series by creating some new works. Here are some old ones. Will post the new ones soon.