September 1, 2011

When he danced!

A 16 by 20 inch oil on canvas.

Peacock is the national bird of India and I think one of the most beautiful birds. May be God colored this bird with so much of passion that you get to see some of the most magnificent colors on his feathers! The colors come out alive and strike you like a lightening when you get to see him dance. The graceful rhythm of colors that flow out of the spread wings is hard to describe. I was lucky to catch such an exotic experience when I was traveling on road in Rajasthan (India). I have made a humble attempt to paint, what I felt, not what I saw, with this painting :-)

My blogger friend Rama Ananth has showcased my latest painting on Lord Ganesh for this years Ganesha's birthday on Prismma,, hope you enjoy! Thank you Prismma Team and Rama:-)


36 comments:

  1. Padmaja, this is a beautifully expressive piece of art. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    By the way, you've been missed. I hope all is well.

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  2. The colours look electric and the painting eclectic!

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  3. Your feelings do come out in this painting thats full of expression and love for this amazing bird.It does look like your brush danced round the canvas to the rythm of the peacock dance.So beautifully painted.

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  4. Beautiful Padmaja!
    It is true Peacock color is a favorite of almost everyone.There used to be some peacocks roaming around some areas in Whitefield, but these days I hardly see them. I too have seen peacock dancing in the rain and it is really beautiful.

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  5. very expressive dance of colors appropriate for the beautiful bird!

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  6. I love it! I know how challenging it is to paint what you're feeling and thinking, what your mind is seeing, rather than just what meets the eye. I wish I could do that. You did it beautifully! Wow!

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  7. Padmaja, this is beautiful. You accomplished exactly what you set out to do.

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  8. What a beautiful abstraction of expressive color!

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  9. It indeed is a beautiful bird.. its a crime to kill this bird I know of that .. :)

    and wow what a beautiful painting you have made ..

    Bikram's

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  10. This really nice.The predominant colours in peacock feather are blue and green with both pronounced around the eye.

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  11. I think the Peacock is one of the most beautiful birds, as well! And you painted this so beautifully....

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  12. And your feelings of color, rhythm and life are infused in this vibrant painting!

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  13. This bird seems to have coloured flames for a tail - I love the way the bright colours fade into darks making them even more vibrant - I think you have captured the spirit of the bird.

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  14. Feels like happy dancing fire. A little in a temper. Amazing art.

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  15. What a beautiful painting - I love this.....the colors just pop and feel alive.

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  16. This painting just explodes with beautiful color. Love it.

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  17. I really like the way you made the colors come to life with loose strokes of brilliant color, Padmaja. You have captured this peacock soul so well!
    Happy Birthday Lord Ganesh!

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  18. What a stylized version that just brims over with excitement and joy! Lovely capture of emotions, Padmaja!

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  19. You perfectly captured the beauty of the bird here.The colors are so vibrant and full of life.Excellent work!

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  20. An inspiring look at one of God's most inspiringly designed birds, Padmaja!
    Well painted!

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  21. Padmaja, this is really a vibrant Peacock and lovely expression of the feelings when you saw the peacock dancing!
    also thanks for always very promptly commenting on my blog and the recent post! appreciate it very much.

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  22. It's important to paint what you feel and not what you see. That is what makes your painting unique.
    Jean

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  23. I love the energy your colors are expressing. This is a dynamic painting! The peacock was a wonderful subject.

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  24. And the feeling shows a marvellous painting.

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  25. Not alway easy to paint what we feel, but I think you did a wonderful job, and I can clearly see the peacock dancing!

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  26. This shimmers with beauty and color, Padmaja - I love it!

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  27. Painting what you feel rather than what you see is a definite challenge for any artist. You did spectacular on this!

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  28. Simply beautiful...lovely work!

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  29. OH my gosh!! I love.. love.. this painting.. love the colours. absolutely stunning!! wow!! wow!!

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  30. This is unbelievable. I did something similar 4 days back but the subject was sunset. I only used fingers and palms to paint it and it turned out like your peacock.
    very happy to see the striking similarity. I will share the pix with you soon.

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  31. Excellent work! I like the abstract feel of the painting.

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  32. Totally cool colors, very creatively made...

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  33. I love the idea behind it... "paint what I felt, not what I saw..." You captured your feelings about the peacock beautifully!
    H

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