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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"
$150

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"
$800

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"
$225

Another animal painted abstractly with bold and bright colors. Enjoyed painting this one also.
waiting to jump
Acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
$225

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.)"

Revised:
Leap of Faith
Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
16" x 20"
$375

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.
Kingfisher
12" x 18"
Acrylic and ink on print making paper
$150
*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 http://qi.com/infocloud/kingfishers
You stare at a painting long enough there are always revisions -here is the revised version:
kingfisher revised

Mallard blk and wht
12" x 18"
Acrylic and ink on print making paper
$150

"Back to drawing" is my inspiration for this painting- I want to draw large birds in black and white. For this project i am going to choose colorful birds that i have seen.
Could not resist sharing a famous quote, "When i see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, i call that bird a duck"
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. James Whitcomb Riley
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jameswhitc119818.html
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. James Whitcomb Riley
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/jameswhitc119818.html
carrying water
Acrylic (with gold) on canvas
18" x 24"
$500

This is for all of you who complaint that i do not paint Indian subjects.I enjoyed painting the flow of the sari with all the lines becoming a element of composition.
yoga on the beach
acrylic on watercolor paper
10" x 20"
$300
$375 framed

Never underestimate the power layers of paint. This painting is a revised version of Dance Therapy II. http://priti-fine-art.blogspot.com/2015/12/dance-therapy-ii.html.
Which version do you like better?

Thinking about elements and  principals of design- color, shape, space, harmony, balance, rhythm, contrast, edges, and repetition.
This painting is done from life drawing 15 minute sketches, like these:


Oak Creek canyon
Large acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
20" x 24"
$ 600

Oak Creek Canyon is drenched in natural beauty located in Cococino National Forest. A place where you can immerse yourself in nature, walking along the water trails, fishing, bird watching, picnicking, and taking photos(like me).
This painting is inspired by photos taken during that walk.
The painting has a lot of texture -

You feel embraced by the towering canyon walls, the whispering junipers and pinions and the rushing waters - See more at: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/sedona-arizona-information/the-gateways-to-sedona/129-the-wooded-paradise-of-oak-creek-canyon#sthash.1JBp1NKK.dpuf
In Oak Creek Canyon it is possible to completely immerse yourself in nature. - See more at: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/sedona-arizona-information/the-gateways-to-sedona/129-the-wooded-paradise-of-oak-creek-canyon#sthash.1JBp1NKK.dpuf
In Oak Creek Canyon it is possible to completely immerse yourself in nature. - See more at: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/sedona-arizona-information/the-gateways-to-sedona/129-the-wooded-paradise-of-oak-creek-canyon#sthash.1JBp1NKK.dpuf
In Oak Creek Canyon it is possible to completely immerse yourself in nature. - See more at: http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/sedona-arizona-information/the-gateways-to-sedona/129-the-wooded-paradise-of-oak-creek-canyon#sthash.1JBp1NKK.dpuf


sedona in spring
Acrylic on canvas
8" x 8"
$150 (framed in a beautiful gold frame)

This painting was painted after a recent visit to Sedona, AZ . The beautiful landscape was mesmerizing.
"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."http://travel.usnews.com/Sedona_AZ/When_To_Visit/

lavender dreams


18" x 24"
Acrylic on canvas
$800

In my quest to make paintings with emotional appeal and energy/feeling in abstract, i present this one. Abstract Landscape.

Felicity Huffman said, " she does love lavender because it is the color of transformation."
sedona sunset
acrylic on clayboard
3 tiles 6" x 6" each
$150 for the set

Spent the last week in Sedona Az. The spectacular scenery inspired me to come home and create a painting with the colors of Sedona. (Had to paint them before i forget!!)This semi abstract painting is inspired by the Sedona landscape/ lifestyle.
brush gallery space
A big thank you to Pamela for inviting me to be a part of the Brush Gallery http://www.thebrush.org/  as an associate artist. I have been there since the beginning of the year. Please check out my space when you visit.