Sunday, August 21, 2011

Paintings by Rajith Raghu - exhibited at 'The Drawing Room Musings' - first art show by the students of Usha's Art Class.




For purchase options - contact artist Rajith Raghu at
mob: +919886633619 
email: rajithraghu@gmail.com 


'Terracotta' - acrylic on canvas - 20x30 inch




'Rice Grinding'  - acrylic on canvas - 20x30 inch 





 
'Kai Jotsyam' - 20x30 inch - acylic on canvas 




'Kili Jotsyam' - 20x30 inch - acrylic on canvas 





'Turbanman' 20x30 inch acrylic on canvas. 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Paintings by Sukanya Koosappa - presented at 'The Drawing Room Musings' - first group art show by the students of Usha's Art Class



For purchase options- contact artist Sukanya Koosappa at 
mob: 09880024794 
email: contactsukanya@gmail.com 




'Rose' - acrylic on canvas - 24x18 inch 




'Daisy' - acrylic on canvas  - 24x24 inch






'Calla Lilly'  - acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas - 18x24x2 inch 


'Lilly' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24x2 inch




'Purple Flower' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24 inch 





'Cosmos' - acrylic on canvas -16x24 inch 




'Dog Flower' - acrylic on canvas - 23x17 inch




'Plume Cock's Comb' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24 inch

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Paintings by Sankara Rao Bhatta displayed at 'The Drawing Room Musings' first group art show by the students of Ushas Art Class




For purchase options - contact artist Sankara Rao Bhatta at
mob: 9986348165 
email: bhattasankar@gmail.com



'Three cows and a man' - 20x30 inch acrylic on canvas 





'Lets take a walk' - 20x30 inch - acrylic on canvas 





'Hay Stacking' - 18x24 inch - acrylic on canvas 





'Cow and calf' - 18x24 inch - acrylic on canvas 



'Backyard'  - 24x30 inch - acrylic on canvas 




'Village Alley' - 24x30 inch - acrylic on canvas 




'Under the Banyan Tree' - 20X30 inch - acrylic on canvas 





'Off to school' - 20x24 inch - acrylic on canvas 



'Take a Break' - 24x30 inch - acrylic on canvas 



'Women at work' - 18x24 inch - acrylic on canvas 






'Ploughing the fields'  - 24x24 inch - acrylic on canvas 




'Morning Blessings' - 24x30 inch
acrylic on canvas

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Paintings by Geetika Karki displayed at 'The Drawing Room Musings' first group art show by the students of Usha's Art Class


For purchase options - contact artist Geetika Karki at
mob: 09686400833
email: geetika_karki@yahoo.com


Sunset - acrylic on canvas -  18x24 inch





'Clear Waters' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24 inch


Dragon Cloud 1- acrylic on canvas - 16x20 inch




'Dragon Cloud 2' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24 inch 



'Dragon Cloud 3' - acrylic on canvas - 18x24 inch 





'Sun Burst 1' - acrylic on canvas - 16x24 inch 




'Sun Burst' 2 - acrylic on canvas - 16x24 inch



'No Man's Beach 1 ' - acrylic on canvas - 12x24 inch



'No Man's Beach 2'  - acrylic on canvas - 12x24 inch



'Beach Walk 1' - acrylic on canvas - 12x24 inch



'Beach Walk 2'  - acrylic on canvas - 12x24 inch 

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Newspaper media on 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show

The newspaper media had written extensively about our group art show  'The Drawing Room Musings' - most of which we could not get hold of since we were busy with the show. But here are a few of the reviews by leading Language and English newspapers, which we managed to get hold of.



The Indian Express - In the 'City Express' Bengaluru supplement. dt - Tuesday 17th May 2011

express buzz-  online news
Click HERE to view online, what express buzz had to say about our group art show - The Drawing Room Musings'








Enaadu (Telugu daily) - Karanatak

dt Tuesday 17th May 2011





Prajavani (Kannada Daily)

Tuesday 24th May 2011.







Vijaya Karnataka (Kannada Daily)
Monday 16th May 2011



Saturday, June 18, 2011

TV Media on 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show.

The TV media were very kind, and aired about our show in many popular channels in Bengaluru. All of us were very excited whenever a TV channel visited our show to take video. All TV media coverd our show extensively showing all the paintings that were displayed, and also interviewed some of us. 

Our show was covered by JanaSri TV, Udaya TV, KF Channel, ACT City TV etc. But I was unable to catch all of them on video.  

Here are the clips that Udaya TV and JanaSri TV aired about our 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show.  

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Janasri TV on 'The Drawing Room Musings'. 



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Udaya TV on 'The Drawing Room Musings'. 


The fact that Sankara Rao Bhatta, Sukanya Koosappa, Geetika Karki and Rajith Raghu were not only software proffessionals, but they were multi talented, and did not just stick to desk jobs, but had an artistic dimension in them and found time to pursue their passion - - was beautifully presented on Udaya TV.





Sunday, June 5, 2011

Photos of 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show

Here are some pictures of the inauguration of 'The Drawing Room Musings'  group art show held at Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad from 16th May to 26th May 2011.    




Inauguration of 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show by Shri Shankar Linge Gowda - Chairman of Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad, and Shri C N Rudrappa - Chief Administrative Officer of Karnataka Chitra Kala Parishad.  .






Informal chat with Shri Shankar Linge Gowda - Chairman of CKP Gallery, and Shri C N Rudrappa - Chief Administrative Officer of CKP.  


 
 
 
Artists of the show - Sukanya and Rajith to my right, and Sankar and Geetika to my left. In the centre is me (usha shanthararam)  :).    




We were blessed with a continuous stream of visitors to our show during all the 10 days. Many of the visitors would spend more than an hour at the gallery, viewing each and every artwork to their heart's content.

Many of them clicked away with their cell phones or cameras even as we looked on disapprovingly.  :) 
 
 
Summer Camp children at our show





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Visitors locked in view at Sukanya's 'Floral Essence'  collection.



Visitors looking up and down with amazement at Geetika's 'Seascapes' collection. 




Visitors lost in memories viewing Sankar's 'Village Life' series. 




Visitor deep in thought about Rajith's figurative 'Rural People' collection , wondering - How did he do it?????

These are only a few pictures of our memories of the wonderful times we had at our 'The Drawing Room Musings' group art show by the students and me. 



Sunday, April 24, 2011

Profile of artist Geetika Karki

It is with pleasure I introduce Geetika Karki -  the last contender from 'Usha's Art Class' who will be making her debut as an artist in 'THE DRAWING ROOM MUSINGS' - group art show to be held from 16th May through 25th May 2011 at Chitra Kal Parishath Bangalore. Details of 'The Drawing Room Musings' art show can be seen in the side panel.  

Geetika Karki
                             Email: geetika_karki@yahoo.com
                                                                       Cell: 09686400833 

Cheerful Geetika Karki from Nainital is educated in electronics and a software engineer by profession, but an artist at heart. Happily married to a husband whose hobby is nature photography, Geetika has no dearth of referential material to indulge in her passion of painting the forces of nature. A keen learner of the nuances of art, she is ever ready with a pleasant smile and paints her way through the finer strokes of nature.  

An avid lover of nature, Geetika presents a collection of waterscape paintings in the ‘The Drawing Room Musings’ fine art show, where water, sun and the sky play a major role in lighting up her paintings with the cool blues of the evenings or the hot oranges of the noon’s. A patient and careful painter, she keeps strokes to the minimum, and glazes her paintings with the beautiful colours of nature.

Here is what she has to say about herself.


Hi,
I am Geetika Karki. Born and brought up in Nainital. By education Electronics engineer by profession a Software engineer.


Today I stand here and present myself as an Artist. Having lived in the lap of nature I have seen mostly every shade and creation that nature has. But every other day nature comes back and surprises you with its creativity. Hence since childhood I have been doing drawing and sketching .Every creation would inspire me to further create which led me into exploring various mediums of art (which included pencil, coloured pencils, and water colours).


Painting has been my best friend since childhood. I still remember what all I drew and painted in school (Sunset, Gandhi ji, Manipuri dancer etc). My first still life was a Geranium flower pot as an exam. Beside that I did sketches and painting at home. The ability to make a good art work would always lead and inspire me to make another one and another one.


My quest to master Oils led me to Usha Ma’m who introduced me to Acrylics and since past one year that I have been with associated with her has been imparting her vast knowledge and experience in order make me a master in Acrylics.


For me God is the Ultimate Artist and his creations, the ultimate Masterpiece. What I do paint is what he creates and my whole objective is to be able to re-create his splendid magic on my canvas. Hence all my paintings that I present here have been inspired by the world’s biggest canvas; the sky and water. My paintings consists of the skies and water and hence can be termed as ‘Seascapes’ as I have tried to capture the beauty of the sky in the water.


Activities:


• 2011 - Participation in ‘Chitra Santhe’ at Chitra Kala Parishad

A sneak peek into the ‘Seascape paintings’ of Geetika Karki.
 
                                           Sunset –by artist Geetika Karki
                                           acrylic painting on canvas
                                     
The orange palette of ‘Sunset’ painting glows with the warmth of the sun, and can almost be felt by the viewer of this painting. Using earthy umbers and purples, apart from the warm oranges, she has used the glazing technique to achieve the effect of brilliance of the sun on her canvas. A rare glimpse of silhouetted clouds with a lone ferry on the glowing sea, and faraway hills in the background, contribute to the beauty of this painting.  
 
Good Luck to Geetika Karki

To view the profiles and paintings of the other artists of the ‘The Drawing Room Musings’ art show, just scroll down, or click on http://usettyblog.blogspot.com/