New iPad Air 2020 🤩

This year Diwali 🪔 came a week early! 🎁
New #ipadair2020 is simply amazing 🤩 my first attempt on iPad with Apple Pencil ✏️ it’s fantastic 🥳

Created a festive mobile wallpaper specifically for Diwali 🪔 Check my Instagram @artbysnehal for more details!

It’s been ages I posted something new on social media. It’s been super busy and stressful last couple of months. I tried make some art in between which I posted in Instagram.

Hope you’re doing well. Stay safe and healthy !

Magpie

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This is the first time I have painted magpie. We often see them in neighborhood parks or even on street side. This birdie was on my painting list for longtime, finally got a chance to paint him. He is quite rich in features but I couldn’t get it in my painting though.
May be in next attempt! Anyways I have uploaded time lapse process video of this painting on Instagram in case if you want to see me painting.

Thank you for stopping by.

Giveaway time!

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📣It’s #giveaway Time! 🗓 I will be giving away #digital files of these #deskcalendar (current+next month) Which you can print it at home or from a local printer.
⚜️All you need to do is ⚜️
1. Follow @artbysnehal On Instagram 
2. Like the post on Instagram 
3. Tag a friend (on Instagram) who likes birds

🔹 I will be choosing 2 winners by Wednesday April 1st!🔹
PS: It won’t be #aprilfool 😆

hop on to Instagram to be a part of giveaway.

Red Parrot

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Another attempt at painting bird. Again I recorded the entire time lapse video and unfortunately the file got corrupted. Don’t have any idea Why! 🤷🏻‍♀️

Oriole + Happy Gudhi Padwa

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I am painting every single day these days. Painted this oriole, also posted a process video of this painting on Instagram check here.

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Clock wise – Flavored Sour Water (Katachi Aamti), Flat Bread (Puran Poli), Boiled chopped Potatoes  (bataaya chi bhaji) ( sautéed with mustered/cumin seeds, green chilies, garlic, onion) and last one is Plain White Rice.

Today on the occasion of “Gudhi Padwa” I made Puran poli is an Indian sweet flatbread. Puran poli is made from cheakpea, Plain flour (wheat flour), Jaggery or Cane Sugar, Cardamompowder and/or Nutmeg powder, Ghee and Water. The method of preparation varies from place to place.
It is also the special dish of Maharashtra which is prepared on every occasion at every house especially during festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi. In Pune ( my hometown) It is eaten with a variant of Amti (flavored sour water) known as Katachi Amti is prepared with the remaining water of cheakpeas used to make Puran ( sweet stuffing for flat bread)
A topping of ghee on flat bread is must, because cheakpeas are heavy to digest and ghee eases to digest.

Gudhi Padwa is a spring-time festival that marks the traditional new year for Marathi Hindus. It is celebrated in and near Maharashtra, India 🇮🇳 on the first day of the Chaitra month to mark the beginning of the New year according to the lunisolar Hindu calendar.

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Photo from Wikipedia

A notable sight during Gudhi Padwa are the numerous Gudhi arrangements at every household. It is a bright colorful silk scarf-like cloth tied at the top of a long bamboo. On top of it, one or more boughs of neem leaves and mango leaves are attached along with a garland of flowers. This arrangement is capped with a silver, bronze or copper pot (kalash). The whole arrangement is hoisted outside each household, typically to the right, or through a window or terrace. It is visible to everybody.
Happy Gudhi Padwa to all my Maharashtrian friends!

And to all my overseas friends hope you enjoyed my description about The festive special food plate and the festival.

#toetherwithart – rainbow 🌈

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I will be participating  in Canson North America the #togetherwithart challenge whenever possible – a daily art challenge from now through April 23.⁠⠀

Here is a heart full of rainbow 🌈 birds for todays prompt.

WHAT IT IS⁠⠀
► Each day you’ll be given a prompt. Create art related to that prompt in any medium (swipe to see prompt list).⁠⠀
► Each piece should also incorporate a heart into it.⁠⠀
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WHY A HEART:⁠⠀
The heart in each piece is symbolic of solidarity and hope during this difficult time. It can represent support you want to show to loved ones, healthcare workers, those dealing with stress and anxiety, or anything else personal to you. You can share in your caption what the heart means to you, or keep it to yourself and know the symbol has meaning. ⁠⠀

You can read more about it on their Instagram page @cansonpaper_nothamerica.

📣 Giveaway on Instagram

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I have decided to giveaway digital copy of my birds desk calendar 2020 files every month! 🗓 (current+next month) Which you can print it at home or from a local printer. ⚜️All you need to do is ⚜️
1. Follow @artbysnehal on Instagram 
2. Like this post
3. Tag a friend who likes birds

🔹 I will be choosing 2 winners by Wednesday March 4th before 6PM (MT)

Hurry up, hop on to Instagram to get your FREE digital copies.

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I am also teaching art on Skillshare, you can take free art lessons for 2 months, click here.