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Abstraction II

Abstraction I
18" x 24" each
22" x 28" framed size each
$700 each

Recently i took a class to study the abstract work of Richard Diebenkorn, mainly his Ocean Park series. He lived in Berkeley, California, from 1955 to 1966.
From Wikipedia -
"The Henri Matisse paintings French Window at Collioure, and View of Notre-Dame[8] both from 1914 exerted tremendous influence on Richard Diebenkorn's Ocean Park paintings. According to art historian Jane Livingston, Diebenkorn saw both Matisse paintings in an exhibition in Los Angeles in 1966 and they had an enormous impact on him and his work.[9] Livingston says about the January 1966 Matisse exhibition that Diebenkorn saw in Los Angeles:
It is difficult not to ascribe enormous weight to this experience for the direction his work took from that time on. Two pictures he saw there reverberate in almost every Ocean Park canvas. View of Notre Dame and French Window at Collioure, both painted in 1914, were on view for the first time in the US.[9]"

These paintings are based on his grid method. His grid was inspired by the Fibonacci sequence.The colors i used remind the viewer of the iconic images of beautiful stain glass windows, colorful tapestries or mosaics.









American Landscape


28" x 22"
Acrylic on canvas

This painting started off  as an abstract but works better as an expressionistic painting. Still working on landscapes.

Abstract American Landscape
36" x 24"
acrylic on canvas

Planning to do a series of large American Landscapes - using abstraction
still life with pineapple
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
24" x 30"
$800

Here is the setup:

Here is the drawing:


Enjoyed painting this using a limited, toned down palette of earthy colors - browns, yellow ochre, naples yellow, black and white.






Backyard Landscape
Backyard Landscape
18" x 24"
$500

This painting was voted - most popular at the winter reception of The Andover Artists  Guild. It is still available for sale. Currently on exhibit at The Brush Gallery.
Dancing Ganesh
Acrylic on watercolor paper
9" x 12"
$250

SOLD - at the Kalakruti show at Regis College during the Learn Quest Music Festival
Sold to a wonderful family friend. She surprised me !!



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climate change

Mixed media on canvas
18" x 24"
$575

Super excited to post my first abstract mixed media painting. When i made this painting i did not have a title in my mind, but as it was completed and hanging on my easel i heard the words climate change on TV and in that moment i realized that the title of this painting should be "Climate Change".
The warm reds, evaporating cool blues, and a small amt. of "vegetation" greens all hint to the effects of climate change.

Here is a small crop i am going to use in my Red Bubble portfolio https://www.redbubble.com/people/lathia?ref=account-nav-dropdown&asc=u.

City Trees
Acrylic on Board
18" x 24"
$500

This painting is inspired by the landscape in my neighborhood. Always liked painting trees, these are inspired by a trip to the city. Tall trees against tall buildings has a zen feeling amidst the commotion of city life.Sometimes in the midst of doing work you look outside your window and get a glimpse of these tall, dark trees and you cannot ignore their grace and beauty. That is the feeling i tried to capture!!
Light Snow II

Light Snow I
Acrylic on watercolor paper
!2" x 16" each
$200 each, ($350 for both) unframed

"Light snow" in early spring, is a very common New England phenomenon.
The trees are bare and the days are dull and gloomy, perfect for staying indoors and painting. These paintings are inspired by the view outside from my window.


Hydrangeas
Large alcohol ink on yupo
20" x 26"
$475 unframed

 The vivid shades of blue alcohol ink colors make the hydrangeas come alive in this painting, colors like baja blue, indigo, and sailboat blue. These big, blue, showy flowers against the muted peach/pink background make a soft, pleasing composition.
sunflowers
Large alcohol ink on yupo
20" x 26"
$475 unframed

Who doesn't smile when they see a sunflower?
The vivid alcohol ink colors make them come alive. The rich, bold color flows across the smooth, synthetic surface of  yupo paper to create lovely abstract patterns and translucent colors.





red roses in blue vase
Large alcohol ink and acrylic on yupo
20" x 26"
$475 unframed

Nothing says “I love you” like red roses. The bold reds and pinks in this painting symbolizes love, beauty, courage, respect, and romantic love.
Alcohol inks allow me to find the most vivid reds and deep pinks for this occasion.


Summer Arrangement
Large alcohol ink and acrylic on yupo
20" x 26"
$475 unframed

Beautiful blooms vividly captured in an abstract, impressionistic style. This imaginary floral composition captures the magnificent colors of nature using alcohol inks. The bold colors and imagery convey joy, beauty and graceful forms of nature.



apple tree
18" x 24"
watercolor on hot press paper
$575 (unframed)

Last year in August i visited Byam Farms in Chelmsford for a quick sketches and photo study session of the farm. The small farm is attached to the Barrett–Byam Homestead is a historic house, headquarters of the Chelmsford Historical Society.
This painting is inspired by their collection of Apple trees.

Here is a quick study done on the day of the trip:

Final stage


stage 2
stage 1
18" x 24"
watercolor on hot press paper
$575 (unframed)


Last year in August i visited Byam Farms in Chelmsford for a quick sketches and photo study session of the farm. The small farm is attached to the Barrett–Byam Homestead is a historic house, headquarters of the Chelmsford Historical Society.
This painting is inspired by their collection of Apple trees, using a dynamic diagonal composition.
This is my first painting of the new year. Happy New Year!!

Here is a quick study done on the day of the trip: