Confession and Paintings!

I know I know you must be wondering about the title, yes you read it correct. I have decided to end my 100 days of bird painting project 10 days early. That means the macaw I painted was the last one from this series.

I guess this is first time I have abruptly stopped the decided painting challenge, that being said my sabbatical is over and now full time work has started. It’s hard to dedicate time for art. So I had to discontinue the current challenge 10 days before.

On the other hand, the paintings which I photographed and edited last week  are now ready for sell.

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Day #89 /100 – Macaw

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Yes! Still not opened my art box yet. Painted this using aqua brush pen. I have recorded a time lapse video of this one, will be sharing it soon on Instagram.

Another update is it’s a second last day of our home quarantine. I am bored of this quarantine! Just counting the days.

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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.

Waxeye

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Painted this bird over weekend, this will be going up on my living room wall. I have recorded a time lapse video of entire painting, will share it soon on Instagram.

Material used – arches paper, Mijello mission gold colors.

Kingfisher / Wallpaper Monday!

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This little bird is done. I have posted work in progress painting videos on my Instagram. You can check them here.

Material used for this painting – Canson 140 lb cold press paper, St Petersburg white nights watercolors, Silver & Raphael brushes.

Oh Yes, have I told you about Wallpaper Monday. It started from January 1st week. Those who are new for them – I share a free hand painted mobile wallpaper on my Instagram story every Monday, you can simply take a screenshot and use it as your mobile wallpaper. Hop on to my Instagram to download a wallpaper.

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