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bowl of grapes
6" x 6"
mixed media acrylic on board

Mixed media paintings are always a fun way to experiment with the paint and items i have collected for paintings like different papers, foils and doilies. This is a simple still life with red grapes painted quickly from a setup. More to come......
round vase with flowers
11" x 14"
alcohol ink on yupo

Enjoyed working with alcohol ink on yupo- not a new technique for me anymore!!
The beautiful, vibrant colors and the flow of the ink on synthetic yupo paper is very addicting and fun.
flower seller
8" x 10"
acrylic on canvas
$150 ( framed)

This is a part of the ethnic paintings i am working on for the Gleason library art show - "Spice and Color"
Here are more details about the show
Please visit when you can between June 15th 2016 and September 15th 2016

Watercolor on paper
8" x10"
$150 (framed)

Hampi is a village and temple town recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site.The site has many small, stray temples along with larger centers of worship -  all under the Govt. 's protection for conservation and stabilization of temple structures.
I am more interested in painting the almost abandoned stray places of worship. They have a serene beauty, situated in an exceptionally beautiful landscape and covering a vast area of approx 100 miles on the banks of the Tungabhadra river.

summer roses
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 20"

I have painted many roses, here is a different version with a little bit of abstraction.
Just read a wonderful quote by Hans Hofmann," in nature, light creates color, and in a painting, color creates light" - applies to this painting.

Spring in Sedona
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
$600 (framed in a beautiful floater frame)

After looking at this painting for a while i realized that it is missing color harmony. This is the revised version. I like it much more now.

Spring in Sedona
Acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
$600 (framed in a beautiful floater frame)

This painting in inspired from photos after a recent visit to Sedona, AZ . The beautiful landscape was mesmerizing.
This painting is all about creating the atmosphere of Sedona, using texture and color.
"Nature lovers relish springtime in Sedona when the desert flora speckles the Red Rocks with yellow, purple and orange. And temperatures, ranging from the mid-60s to the low 80s, make for ideal hiking weather. Just prepare to share Sedona with plenty of other camera-carrying tourists."
Infinite Nature
Mixed media pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas
24" x 24" (large)

"The power of imagination makes us infinite" Romtam Kangsawiwat

Circular composition with infinity is something i always wanted to explore in an abstract painting. Everything just fell into place with this painting.
Using mixed media, pastels, ink and acrylic give an interesting, unique line quality to my work.

Red lotus
Mixed media on watercolor paper
16" x 12"
$175 (framed)

Trying to play/experiment with the background going back and objects coming forward in mixed media.I used the familiar lotus image for my experiment.
Anyone who has ever seen the beauty of a lotus emerge from a murky pond cannot deny it's beauty.It's purity and beauty might be the reason it is so sacred in many Asian cultures.

water garden
Small acrylic on canvas
8" x 8"

Still exploring the same subject - water lilies at the concord cranberry bog. I am trying to make it contemperory and not like it has been painted before.. 
seeking balance
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
12" x 36"
$ 750

Another abstract painting inspired by the beautiful acrylic inks available, that help to create fluid textures.This painting has lots of opposing ideas trying to balance themselves in one painting, hard vs soft edges, fluid vs hard body acrylic paints, flowing lines vs solid areas of paint. I also see hints of yin yang in the painting. This painting has a zen, Asian feeling with a modern sensibility.
Purple bog
Acrylic on canvas
20" x 24"

I have painted the Concord Carlisle cranberry bog several times. This is another view of the same bog painted on a textured canvas.I might "abstract" it at a later time, but wanted to share this version before i redesign the painting.
moving on (duck)
Acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"

Another animal painted abstractly with bold and bright colors. Enjoyed painting this one also.
waiting to jump
Acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"

Another animal painted abstractly with bold and bright colors. Lately i am exploring different ways to paint animals inspired by the Whistler House show.
 "The Whistler House Museum of Art enjoys a collection of artists whose paintings present a variety of themes. James McNeill Whistler had his peacock room and an array of butterfly signatures. William Phelps included cows and sheep in his pastoral scenes. For Arthur Spear, it was fish that graced his canvases. Bring out your animal instincts in the Whistler House Museum of Art’s 2016 Members Exhibition, Kingdom Animalia. Artwork must include images, sculpture, fiber art or photos of animals or scenes including animals (i.e. dogs, cats, birds, fish, wild and domestic animals, etc.)"

Leap of Faith
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
16" x 20"

This painting is an abstract animal jumping. The process of painting an abstract painting is so different from realism.First i painted some shapes on a canvas with gestural marks and brush strokes in dark colors building up several layers of paint. Then painted the whole animal as a negative painting.Painting negatively allowed me to paint the animal as  an abstract creature as opposed to a specific horse or deer or gazelle.
12" x 18"
Acrylic and ink on print making paper
*Scroll below to check the revised version!!
"Back to drawing" is my inspiration for this painting- I am drawing colorful  birds in black and white. For this project i am going to choose birds that i have seen.

More famous bird quotes-
Bird's Eye View
Birds of a Feather Flock Together
The Early Bird Catches the Worm
Eating Like a Bird
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. (Emily Dickinson)
Nice site on kingfishers
You stare at a painting long enough there are always revisions -here is the revised version:
kingfisher revised