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First place for my painting, "Drifting Boats" at the AIGMV last night. Here are the Judge's comments, "This impressionist painting has a balanced arrangement of value shapes.
That make for an interesting rhythmic design. Grey and blue cool colors together with the reflections in the still water create a quiet solitude."
The painting is available for sale.The Judge was Mary Rose O Connell.
The show was at the Nevin's Library in Methuen.
76 beautiful paintings and photographs were in the show.





Round Vase with Flowers -SOLD


Chelmsford Art Society Presents - Priti Lathia
Demonstrating - Alcohol Ink Painting
Wed.,November 29, 2017 7:00 PM
Chelmsford Center for the Arts
1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA

Free - Everyone Welcome!
The Chelmsford Art Society will meet for a demonstration by Priti Lathia on Alcohol Ink Painting on Wednesday, November, 29, 2017 at 7 PM at the Chelmsford Center for the Arts,1A North Road,
Chelmsford, MA . The meeting is free and open to the public.
As a professional artist and teacher, Lathia likes to try new techniques and materials. With any media she uses, her work has a vibrant, colorful and joyous feeling. The artist loves to paint nature as well as be inspired by the places she has visited or still life subjects that have inspired her.
Lathia took some art lessons as a youngster but never thought of it as a career. Her turning point was taking some art classes at Middlesex Community College. Her teacher asked her to teach a class after looking at a couple of her assignments. Since then, she could see a future in art and gained confidence that she was an original and real artist.
After seeing Priti’s work in some local art show, for the last several years, many parents brought their children to her for art lessons. She teaches art to a large number of children three days a week at St. Mark’s Church in Westford - September to June. Also, she teaches art at her home twice every week and offers private lessons.
For Information 978 251 3971
www.chelmsfordartsociety.com
Thanks,
Helen Moriarty, Publicity Chairman
red roses
11" x 14"
alcohol ink on yupo
$275

Another vibrant alcohol painting inspired by flowers. What's more romantic than vibrant red roses? Alcohol as a medium lends itself to vibrant results, and the beautiful dots/cells are an added bonus.
daffodils and cupcake
watercolor on hot press paper
18" x 24"
( Inspired by the work of Anna Mason)
Still life with daffodils and blueberry cupcake is an imaginary "birthday" painting. Just love the yellow/orange colors against the blue/purple background color. this painting is about "happy colors."

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! "
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CHELMSFORDARTS/?multi_permalinks=1573264646030438&notif_t=group_activity&notif_id=1505209918214696 




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/