The Feminine Touch

Hello everyone

Here I am after a long break with my new painting in “Maithili style”.which has continued to be an art form mostly preserved mostly by women who emerged their talent to paint .

Just because I am a self taught artist so with each passing day I make certain improvement in my paintings.

working hard and hard to keep the artist alive in me!!!

will paint more in future whenever I get time .Hope u like my paintings.

Stay Tuned….!!!!

Heritage Art Form of India: Madhubani

Madhubani, or Mithila, painting is a folk painting of northern India. It is mostly practiced by women in the villages who have passed this art to their daughters through multiple generations. They paint pictures of nature and mythology to depict different events like birth, marriage, and cycles of life.

The history of Madhubani paintings

A 2500-year-old folk art, the history of Madhubani paintings is said to date back to the time of Ramayana, when king Janaka asked an artist to capture his daughter Sita’s wedding to prince Rama. These paintings were usually created by women on walls and floors of homes during festivals, ceremonies or special occasions. Having originated in the Mithila region in Bihar, this form of painting, also known as Mithila art, has been in practice in areas around Bihar and Nepal.

What makes so special to Madhubani?

Madhubani paintings are done using fingers and twigs as well as matchsticks and pen nibs in the modern day. Usually bright colours are used in these paintings. Borders embellished with geometric and floral patterns. Natural dyes are used for the paintings.

Here is the small tutorial for Madhubani Painting… A Madhubani Bird

Step 1: Trace the design on paper

Step 2: Make a small border for the design as i have made for this bird.

Step 3: fill the border with any geometrical pattern i used small lines you can choose circles ,triangles and any others of your choice.

Step 3: Fill bright colors and finish .I have used colored pencil same can be done with water colors.

Madhubani remains ever popular on the home decor front in the form of prints for table linens, napkin rings, and lamps and most importantly on wall hangings. Mostly because Mithila art was originally used for decorating walls and floors of homes.

I am here to make lives a bit richer by paying tribute to my nation’s heritage and authentic Madhubani art.

Stay Tuned..!!!

Art Therapy: zen doodle

Hi friends,

Today I am here with a new drawing pattern which deliberately creating a mood, focus, and state of mind…what ?? …Yes you heard it right. lets have a small introduction about this new art pattern.

What Are Zen-doodles?

Zen-doodling is the art of drawing designs using structured patterns.Concentrate on drawing small blocks of patterns at a time; going with the flow lets your mind get into a calming zen state.

Benefits of Zendoodling

  • Is Intuitive
  • Is Fun
  • Relaxes
  • Leads to inspiration
  • Teaches patience
  • Inspires creativity

How to Create a Zendoodle?

Follow my steps and feel free to trace my designs also.

What You’ll Need

  • Pencil
  • Felt tip pen(I prefer black gel pens)
  • Paper
  • A few basic patterns to reference

Step 1

Draw a border outlining the shape of your Zendoodle.

Step 2

Use a pen or pencil to draw strings. Strings are the lines that divide the shape into individual sections.

Choose a section to start with and fill it with a repetitive pattern. Don’t spend time planning a pattern, just draw.

Below i am sharing few of my hand drawn zen-doodles

We can have colorful Zendoodle also …

flower and leaf zendoodle …

Once you’re a Zendoodle master, move onto more elaborate patterns and designs. Challenge yourself to get as intricate and detailed as possible, play with different pen thickness, shading styles and color combinations.

There are no limits to your imagination! Stay tuned ..!!

Modern Art Gallery

Hello today i am back with some modern art paintings which i have captured through my mobile cam in the evening while visit to a multiplex in Chennai city . This multiplex has a small modern art gallery (still under renovation) with unknown artist .Found it worthy and beautiful to share among the people through my blog.

Modern art represents an evolving set of ideas among a number of painters, sculptors, writers, and performers who – both individually and collectively – sought new approaches to art making.

Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.”

Egon Schiele

We can see the geometrical shapes in these modern paintings.

An artist’s selection of artworks illustrated below have been chosen because they all use shape in an inspirational manner.

quares and Rectangles : can portray strength and stability
Circles and Ellipses : can represent continuous movement
Triangles : can lead the eye in an upward movement
Inverted Triangles : can create a sense of imbalance and tension.






whatever an artist creates that reflects artist’s life’s journey and the spirit of artist’s soul.

by Aparna

Organic Indian Painting: Kalamkari

Kalamkari is an ancient Indian art that originated about 3000 years ago. It derives its name from Kalam meaning Pen, and Kari meaning work, literally Pen-work. The Kalamkari artist uses a bamboo or date palm stick pointed at one end with a bundle of fine hair attached to this pointed end to serve as the brush or pen.


In ancient India, the art of painting using organic colors and dyes was very popular, but this style of painting originated at Kalahasti (80 miles north of Chennai) and at Masulipatnam (200 miles east of Hyderabad). The paintings then used to depict Hindu Deities and the scenes from Hindu mythology. Masulipatnam being a muslim region, the weavers were involved in the block printing art whereas the artists from Kalahasti practiced painting Hindu mythological scenes.

Organic Colors of Kalamkari

Kalamkari art primarily use earthy colors like indigo, mustard, rust, black and green. Natural dyes used to paint colors in Kalamkari art is extracted for natural sources with no use of chemicals and artificial matter. For instance, craftsmen extract black color by blending Jagger, water and iron fillings which they essentially use for outlining the sketches. While mustard or yellow is derived by boiling pomegranate peels, red hues are created from bark of madder or Algerian. Likewise, blue is obtained from indigo and green is derived by mixing yellow and blue together.

The styles of Kalamkari Paintings:

  • Masulipatnam Kalamkari:

Owing to Muslim rule in Golconda, the Masulipatnam Kalamkari was influenced by Persian motifs & designs, widely adapted to suit their taste.

  • Sri Kalahasti Style:

The Kalahasti tradition which developed in the temple region mostly concentrated on themes form Hindu mythology, epics (Ramayana, Mahabharata), images of Gods and heroes.

  • Karrupur Style:

Karrupur is a style of Kalamkari that developed in the Thanjavur region during the Maratha rule.

Here let me share a small tutorial of easy to draw Kalamkari pattern . I am going to draw a kalamkari Cow..

Its finish ……!!


Please feel free to trace my design and share your suggestions ..!!! Stay tuned for more art forms.

The Feminine Force In Indian Art

My today’s art work is inspired by Mother Goddess ‘Kali’.

my cosmic mothers

Kali comes from the Sanskrit root word Kaal which means time. Kali other is the goddess of time, energy, doomsday, and death, also known as the black goddess.

A devotee Poet says…..

“Is Kali my divine mother, of a black complexion

she appears black because she is viewed from distance

but intimately know she is no longer so

The sky appears blue at a distance, but at it close by

and you will find it has no color.

The water of the ocean looks blue at a distance

but when you go near and take it to your hand

you find that it is colorless”

Ramkrishna Paramhansa….(1836-86)

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