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where elephants walk

11" x 14"
alcohol ink on yupo
$275

Another vibrant alcohol painting is inspired for the Chelmsford Art Society show Mystery, Magic &Moonlight


             October 27 – December 17, 2017

The exhibition will feature works of a darker nature…as this time of year inspires.  As the light in the sky dims and the days turn colder, let’s explore those themes in art.  We are seeking works in all media, ready for gallery presentation (make sure your work has a wire on it).    

 The Opening Reception is Friday, October 27, 5:30-7:30pm and it will be a costumed reception, as befitting the season!   The Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm. Artists are required to gallery sit a time or two.
full moon hike
11" x 14"
alcohol ink on yupo
$275

This vibrant alcohol painting is inspired for the Chelmsford Art Society show Mystery, Magic &Moonlight

             October 27 – December 17, 2017

The exhibition will feature works of a darker nature…as this time of year inspires.  As the light in the sky dims and the days turn colder, let’s explore those themes in art.  We are seeking works in all media, ready for gallery presentation (make sure your work has a wire on it).    

 The Opening Reception is Friday, October 27, 5:30-7:30pm and it will be a costumed reception, as befitting the season!   The Gallery will be open Saturdays and Sundays, 1:00-4:00pm. Artists are required to gallery sit a time or two.

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Remember Monet's painting of Haystacks🤔. Just read somewhere that if Monet was alive today he would paint hay bales because farmers don't make stacks anymore.
My Friend Karen said, "Hay stacks = Pitchforks...no one has time for that task! "
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Backyard Landscape
" Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed" - unknown author.


A portion of the sales from the reception on September 16th, 2017 will be donated to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
The reception is at the Chelmsford Library
Time:2:30 - 4:30pm

I read this recently, " Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed" and decided to follow the second part.


You are invited to attend the artist reception on Saturday, the 16th, 2:30pm - 4:30pm Bring your friends and other art lovers.

This show will be up for the whole month of September. Feel free to come by and browse the show anytime.

Lots of new, beautiful landscapes and gardens inspired by my travels all over the United States. The main theme is nature's beauty in light and color.

My work can be seen on my blog -http://priti/-fine-art.blogspot.com/
Email: lathia.p@gmail.com to buy or get more info.
Feed and Mulch
Acrylic on Board
18" x 24"
$500

If Monet was alive today, his haystacks would look like bales of hay. this painting is inspired by that thought. I have seen these in local farms, they have bales of hay for feed and mulch.  
Backyard Landscape
Acrylic on Board
18" x 24"
$500

This painting is inspired by the landscape in my neighborhood. Always liked painting trees, specially white birch trees - i have a few in my neighborhood so i went for a walk and took some mental notes.
Came home to my studio and created a composition.

A midsummer Dream II alcohol ink on yupo

Colorful India watercolor on paper


round vase with flowers




Super excited to mention that 3 of my paintings will be featured for sale in the new 2017 ArtUp catalog. Last year i sold all 3 paintings in the catalog.
The catalog is not ready for public viewing but stay tuned.....


Flower motif

Ganesh- Elephant God

Leaf motif
watercolor, mixed media and maker on watercolor paper.
Just studies so NFS

Lately i have been enjoying the ancient folk art of Madhubani painting.Madhubani - I enjoy painting a mixed version,  the motifs are Indian/ethnic but the overall design sensibility is Western/ modern.
I think it is weird/ interesting like that because of my training in both styles.


 Mithila Painting (also called Madhubani art or Mithila painting)originated in the Mithala region of Bihar in India. Madhubani art has five distinctive styles, namely, Bharni, Katchni, Tantrik, godna and kohbar.

Characterized by catchy geometric patterns and religious motifs, Madhubani (Mithila) style of painting is soaked in mythology and romance.The myth is that, once upon a time there was a great King Janak of Mithla who was getting his beautiful daughter Sita married to Lord Ram. He asked the people of his kingdom to decorate their homes (walls and floors) with colorful designs that create a feeling of walking in a garden (Madhuban) to celebrate the marriage. 
 Madhubani is different from other forms of painting in many ways. The figures are two-dimensional in nature. The features usually include sharp noses with bulging eyes. Double lines are used to draw figures, flora and fauna. Also, the designs are filled with intricate lines and no shading is required. There is an extensive use of geometric designs. Typically, no empty spaces are left in this style and are usually filled with leaves and flowers. 

Traditionally natural dyes made at home, like red, green, orange, yellow, blue, brown and black were used. Today artists also use modern colors.
 
Some  Madhubani artist i like are  -
Bharti Dayal - https://www.bhartidayal.com/
Malvika Raj -  beautiful paintings depicting the life of Buddha
Gauri Mishra -http://www.gaurimishra.com/
Vidushini Prasad - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/69383650486760935/ paints simple motifs for use on everyday household items 
Manisha Jha - http://www.madhubani.com/

Wikipedia link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madhubani_-_Mithila_Painting



Fruitlands Museum series 4
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
$375

This watercolor is a studio painting from several photographs taken on site at the Fruitlands Museum http://www.fruitlands.org/
The green barn is a community place for gatherings and classes. The small yellow house is the Shaker museum. This is a view of the property from the parking lot looking down at the barn and the Shaker house.
Fruitlands museum series 3
watercolor on paper
12" x 16"
$375

This watercolor is a studio painting from several photographs taken on site at the Fruitlands Museum http://www.fruitlands.org/
This is a view of the barn from the parking area which is at  a lower eye level, looking up at the red barn which is near the entrance of the museum.

Fruitlands Museum series 1


Fruitlands Museum series 2
8" x 8"
Series 1
16" x 20"
$475

Series 2
8" x 8"
$150

Working on a series of Fruitlands Museum http://www.fruitlands.org/. Got an annual pass so i plan to go there often.I begin the painting there and often finish it in my studio from photos. Thats the plan!!
Classic red barn painting with landscape inspired by the artist Fairfield Porter.


April 14th, 15th 16th 2017 the artists of Kalakruti http://kalakrutima.blogspot.com/p/artists_4020.html are showing their work along with the annual musical event held by Learn Quest Academy at Regis College. My work is a part of the show.
http://tickets.learnquest.org/conference2017/

Flower bouquet
5" x5"
Acrylic on canvas
Fundraiser for the Brush Gallery 35th birthday
Land of the Free
Mixed media and glass Bead gel medium on board
8" x 8"
$150

Experimental painting
spring snow
Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
12" x 16"
$275

After the storm yesterday, i woke up and looked outside my kitchen window to see this lovely abstract expressionistic painting Had to paint it right away.

Yesterday we had an unseasonal winter snow storm in the spring. Snow was mixing with a wind-whipped, frigid rain on Tuesday afternoon in the area, as a dangerous nor’easter continued to pound the region, creating dangerous driving conditions.
This morning is a completely different story.

I used an old canvas with several layers of paint and collage work underneath.All that past work helps to add excitement to the current brushwork.
garden show
24" x 24"
$375

Impressionistic painting inspired by photographs taken in Florida of flora at the Naples Botanical Garden.
lemon tea
acrylic on canvas
20" x 20"
$400

By now i have done several paintings on the same subject - tea - with the same teapot that i own. This still life was done from a live setup in my home. I made up the background print, to give it more interest.
Here is a link to  a couple of other paintings on the same subject-
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