Sunday, April 28, 2013

Statue of the Lion

Pastel on Sennelier La Carte paper  11" X 14"
This is a painting of a sculpture outside of Saciyamata temple in Rajasthan, dating back to 8th-9th century AD. Generally, the lion figure in Indian art symbolizes royalty,  or is in association with deities like Durga, Parvati or Vishnu. I am always fascinated by the amazing craftsmanship of the ancient Indian architecture, and hope to eventually make a series of paintings based on them.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Elephant sculpture -2

Pastel on Sennelier La Carte paper  8" X 10"
I haven't been blogging for quite a while. Took a break from painting to prepare for my music show. Getting back to painting was difficult, and blogging even harder.  Hope I can pick up the momentum soon. 

Anyway, I had made a similar painting to this a while back in oils, you can see it here. I let my daughter give it to a friend for Christmas. Looks like I wasn't too happy to part with it, so I decided to make another one for myself.