Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Maa Lokkhi with Owl

Title: Maa Lokkhi , commissioned piece
(Bengali school rendition of the Goddess of Wealth Maa Lakshmi)
Size: 35 cm x 45 cm
Medium: Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
Varnished, signed and dated

The jewellery and crown is rendered along the lines of traditional temple jewellery.

The owl comes back as the vahana as I did this for a Bengali collector.

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This was the photo of an antique basara pearl nose ring
that I used as reference for painting the Goddess's ornament.
I found this beautiful piece here.


priti.lisa said...

Beautiful work Dee! I swear the painting looks like it is covered with crystals and jewels.
Also, I love your new profile picture, you are so very pretty.
xox, Lisa

Tanima said...

I don't know why, but the first word that slipped out of my mouth was Bah! Which is such a bengali way of expressing joy at seeing something beautiful...lol...I think as I get older more and more of my parents expressions enter my vocabulary.

Bah! ki shundor!

Anonymous said...

Very, very rich and ornate! The colors on the jewels glitter. I loved it!

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Hi Dee,
I just found you through Julie-Ann's blog and I'm so happy I did! I fell in love with your art! It's really GORGEOUS and MAGIC!!! :):):)
Your last work is awesome! The richness of colors and details is truly fantastic! I agree 100% with Lisa, you really think she's covered in crystals! FABULOUS work!
I now follow your blog.
Lots of love, Sanda xx

Viviane Vieira said...

What a beautiful work! I love it!

Dithi said...

Lisa: Yes, I did want that slightly more realistic/embossed effect with the jewels this time. I like the new profile pic too, thanks!

Tanima: ''Bah'' is very welcome and appropriate for this theme...''Dhonyobaad''!!

Aditi: Thank you.

Sanda: Hello and welcome! Glad you liked the Indian folk-ish theme of the blog and my work, thank you!

Viviane: thanks!

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

You are so very talented and all of that is self taught ? kudos to you..

Parv Kaushik said...

okk i have been late to comment on this one!! but as usual glimpses of masterpieces here!!

brilliant piece of art!! i have recommended ur blog on my site! check it out!

Katya Rassadina said...


Your paintings are really nice! And very authentic! I like them very much!
I'm a photographer and want to propose you a photo session (Time For Photos).
Looking forward to your answer.

Cheers, Katya

Indrani said...

All of work are really really beautifull, jake banglai amra boli "osadharon"...really unique..I am also an artist, love to paint..I just love your work..pl. collect your awards from my awards for my followers post

nolaa gallery said...

beeeeeeautiful!!!!!! are those jewels painted? wow!

Lakshmi -Celebrations said...

Beautiful jewellery and loved the way u have done it up.

pRiyA said...

good heavens, look at all the detailing! like lisa says, it looks as if the painting is covered in jewels!

songofkali said...

Hi Ma Lokhi picture was amazing ..have u made any pictures of Ma Kali

Dithi said...

Madhu: Welcome to Deezden and many thanks, yes, all self-taught indeed

Parv: thanks a ton for the sweet mention on your blog, I will add it the link to my page

Katya: Hello, Welcome & thank you, would like to explore possibilities soon

Indrani: ''dhonyobaad'', am a little late with the award-collection bit but will hop over and see what can be done

Jenny: hi! looooong time!!! yes, all painted gems my friend

Lakshmi: thank you!

Priya: yes, I am a sucker for details

Songofkali: hi there......many thanks for visiting and the feedback! No I have not painted Maa Kali as yet, hopefully I shall, someday soon

Dora said...

maa lakhhi painting was mesmerizing.. khub bhalo

Jay Bandyopadhyay said...

Fantastic word Dithi...but can I suggest something?
Most of your paintings have the sankha pala painted in the reverse way. If you look at bengali ladies the pala is closest to the wrist and the sankha is just next to it. In your paintings it is painted in the reverse way. Perhaps you caan look into this detail next time.
Many thanks

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