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summer garden #1
 Acrylic on printmaking paper
18: x 24"

Did not like this version so i cut it up and re- pasted it on a wooden board  and created a mixed media painting (below)- changing the layout, composition and color-

summer garden #2
Experimental painting for a bigger canvas on the summer garden theme.
mixed media on wood panel
12" x 16"
doorways and portals
acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
$600

Painted this for the portals show at the CCA but finished it after the submission date so was not able to enter. Another painting "Suspended/ Portals of Discovery" is in the show.
As we move from the past year through the gateway into 2017, The Gallery @ CCA celebrates with a new group show, PORTALS, a mixed media exploration of doorways featuring thirteen artists.
Opening Reception: Jan 6th 2017
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1-4pm or by appointment

www.chelmsfordarts.org


 



original painting
 9" x 12"
acrylic on canvas
$200

Having fun with Photoshop filters using my original paintings. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.
"New Year 2017 of the Fire Rooster will start on January 28, 2017 – the second New Moon after the Solstice.
I don’t know about you, but this Chinese astrologer is exhausted from the shenanigans of this past Monkey year! Surprise after surprise (both fabulous and panic-laden) swung most of our ways. Following 12 months of the wit and hyperactive Monkey, the New Year of the Fire Rooster  is going to bring fresh challenges requiring quick wit and practical solutions!
Get ready for the Year of the Rooster! Embrace opportunities and navigate challenges  We hope you have a healthy, prosperous year."
http://astrologyclub.org/chinese-horoscope/2017-year-rooster/

a midsummer dream



Happy New Year.
"A Midsummer Dream"
Alcohol ink on canvas
8" x 10"
11" x14" framed
$300
Mobius
Mixed media pastel, ink and acrylic on canvas
24" x 24" (large)
$800

"The power of imagination makes us infinite" Romtam Kangsawiwat

Circular composition with infinity is something i always wanted to explore in an abstract painting. Using mixed media, pastels, ink and acrylic give an interesting, unique line quality to my work. The circle also makes it look like a portal.
This painting has been revised several times, you can see past versions here http://priti-fine-art.blogspot.com/2016/05/infinite-nature.html.
My son (the engineer came up with this new title) - The Möbius strip, also called the twisted cylinder, it is obtained by cutting a closed band into a single strip, giving one of the two ends thus produced a half twist, and then reattaching the two ends.http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MoebiusStrip.html
Balancing past, present and future
Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x16"
$300
I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back. Megan Fox
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/karma.html

"I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing,so i put out what i want to get back" Megan Fox
I try to live with the idea that karma is a very real thing. So I put out what I want to get back. Megan Fox
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/karma.html
 "Karma has a way of balancing out the dramas that happen in our lives. All we really need to do is sit back, relax and watch the show unfold" Dave Hedges
This painting is third in the "Balancing" series, inspired by my new love for modern/contemperory expression. To me the painting is about walking down the path of life and finding balance with karma.  (Trying to incorporate the human figure in a painting with an inspiring message in a modern way.) The painting is open to interpretation by the viewer.
Balancing Joy
Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x16"
$300


"Life is about balance, the highs and the lows, the thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness/joy is being happy by yourself and for yourself." Ellen Degeneres.
This painting is second in the series, inspired by my new love for modern/contemperory expression. To me the painting is about walking down the path of life and finding joy for your body and soul.  (Trying to incorporate the human figure in a painting with an inspiring message in a modern way.) The painting is open to interpretation by the viewer - depends on how you interpret the human figures - body and soul, 2 very good friends, soul mates etc,
Daily Balancing
Mixed media on watercolor paper
12" x16"
$300

This painting is inspired by my new love for modern/contemperory expression. The idea of balance in daily life, night and day, yourself vs relationships, husband and wife, order and disorder, harmony and chaos etc.Trying to incorporate the human figure in a painting with an inspiring message.

Here are a few thoughts/quotes on balance that relate to this painting-

Next to love, balance is the most important thing. John Wooden

The key to keeping your balance is knowing when you've lost it. Anonymous

What I dream of is an art of balance. Henri Matisse

So divinely is the world organized that every one of us, in our place and time, is in balance with everything else. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton

Balance. The Ultimate Goal. Ricky Lankford    
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasmert385072.html?src=t_balance
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/balance.html
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/balance.html
Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/t/thomasmert385072.html?src=t_balance
suspended

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
12" x24"
$500



"Portals of Discovery" is a mixed media abstract painting that evolved over a long period of time. It has several layers of techniques including painting, drawing, collage, and print and mark making and several abstract elements of art – color, shape, line, texture,. The composition has gone through several stages- it began as a simple collage with suspended circles and has evolved into this more complex  dichotomy.
This painting began with a loose idea of hanging shell chimes that are sold in all beach shops.
I always wanted to paint an abstract with this color combination, mainly red, black and white ( there are other colors if you look closely) and I am finally happy with the results.

Happy to mention that this painting made it into the :Portals" show - as "Portals of Discovery"
Portals

Opening January 6, 2017
The Gallery at Chelmsford Center for the Arts

"A man of genius makes no mistakes; his errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery."
                                                                                                                                 -James Joyce

As we move from 2016 into the new year, "Portals" is an exploration of the doorways & gateways from one realm to the next, whether it be Earth to the Heavens, a gateway into our artistic inner world and visions, or a metaphor for the stages of our lives. Art, in essence, is a portal.

A reminder to artists that The Gallery @ CCA's next show, "Portals" is seeking works in all media, ready for gallery presentation (make sure your work has a wire on it).  This exhibit will open on January 6 and run until Febraury 19, 2017.  The Opening Reception is Friday, January 6, 5:30-7:30pm.  The Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm.
Birthday Gifts
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
22" x 28
$800

This was an old painting that i revised and added some items to add drama and interest. Took a long time to finish and i am still not sure it is done. For now it is done!!
a midsummer dream II
Alcohol ink on canvas
8" x 10"
11" x14" framed
$300

Another alcohol ink painting show casing the beauty of the medium.
A companion painting- alcohol ink painting show casing the beauty of the medium.
Inspired by the bold floral designs of Marrimekko fabrics  https://www.scandinaviandesigncenter.com/products/usd0/scandinavian_fabrics/marimekko+fabrics&currencychanged=1
a midsummer dream
Large alcohol ink on yupo
22" x 30"
$500

One of the roles of art is to show the viewer another way of seeing - this painting is an abstracted version of a lush summer garden.
Alcohol ink is a very free flowing and vibrant medium - a pleasure to work with and look at.  Of course the final version looks a bit different as i worked on it after taking the photo.


Pink passion
Large acrylic on canvas
24" x 24"
$500

Large flower painted loosely, has a fresh and happy feel. This painting is a celebration of summer as it comes to an end.
River View
Acrylic on textured canvas
20" x 24"
$800 ( Framed )

Another abstract painting inspired by the Shawsheen river challenge. The colors and the texture create a moody effect.

chai
Acrylic on canvas
16" x 20"
$600

One of my favorite paintings Chai is sold to a lovely lady from Carlisle, at the Gleason Library show.
Links to other posts http://priti-fine-art.blogspot.com/2015/04/on-set-of-recording-studio-chai-with.html
http://priti-fine-art.blogspot.com/2015/04/chaitea.html 
along the river
Acrylic on canvas
12" x 24"
$375( without frame)

This painting is more of an abstract idea inspired by the Shawsheen river. I enjoyed painting this one, might paint a few more abstracts.

This painting (2 out of 3 submitted) has been accepted into the Shawsheen River arts show at the Andover Historical  Society. September 10th - December 22nd 2016
Note from Elaine Clements of the Historical Society
"Dear Priti,
Thank you for submitting your artwork for the Shawsheen River Arts exhibition. 28 artists submitted over 50 works, each reflecting a different aspect of the Shawsheen River. The jury has convened and made their selections. 24 works were selected for the exhibition.
The jury selected two of your pieces, Along the River and River Walk, for the show.
Congratulations!"

SOLD at the Andover Historical Society 's Shawsheen River Exhibit. Yay😀