Monday, 26 January 2009

La baigneuse (The bather)



Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 20 cm x 50 cm
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It reminds me of the vintage Bengali calenders 
that would hang in Thamma (our Grandmom)'s room.

8 comments:

Rupa said...

This is gorgeous! I find it fascinating that these characters pop out of your head!!! I paint landscapes/nature etc but only with a picture or photo or something...your creations are so inspiring and gorgeous! It's amazing that just layers of paint as you described it creates the batik effect - atleast to my eyes :)

Dee said...

Rupa: I drew from my memories of folk imagery in Bengal! Lotus ponds, luscious green foliage of the villages in Bengal, the beautiful blue-green water, the womenfolk in traditional ''taant' sarees conferencing and bathing at the waterbodies :)
Interesting how my work reminds you of ''Batik'', I can see how you connect the two!

sweetmango said...

Dee, as usual this is just beautiful! I love the use of the light and dark in your work, the flowers just glow.
Well done my friend!
xxxsm

Arch at Rang said...

Beautiful work:-)

The colours are gorgeous!

Arch

LuLu said...

Bonjour Dee! Cette peinture est MAGNIFIQUE! J'adore tes couleurs intenses et la façon avec laquelle tu peints tes personnages. J'ADORE !!! A bientòt! LuLu

megha punater said...

i love the flowers :)

Anaka said...

Beautiful paintings. Your work reminds a bit (just a bit) of Badri Narayan's illustrations of the Mahabharata.

Pitu said...

How utteryly gorgeous. I swear, if I could, I'd buy each and every painting of yours and in the biggest size possibl!

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