Monday, July 3, 2023

"Mystical Mist"......mixed media by Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

 A dense forest  shrouded in a mystical mist, creating a serene and magical atmosphere.

Birds freely flying and chirping around in this dense misty forest.

"Mystical Mist", 35"x35", mixed media on canvas

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Inspired by rustling Indian visual artist Manisha Vedpathak

My favorite thing to do in a moving car ( no, not while driving of course) is to capture rustling trees in my phone camera which become the subject of my art.
Do comment if you like these works.

Monday, June 19, 2023

"Meditative Process".....imaginative abstract landscapes by Indian artist Manisha Vedpathak

 I have been enjoying the process of painting my recent series. I use collaged papers on the canvas. I create shapes and forms around and in between these collaged pieces keeping my theme of Secret Garden in mind. Painting around creating shapes, covering shapes, excavating shapes to reveal new shapes. Its a meditative process. The interaction between these shapes is what I find most exciting. 
I find myself having  conversations with my works while its in process. I have loved the end results and I feel that the viewers will also enjoy these paintings.

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Printmanking workshop at 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" 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 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.