Thursday, June 11, 2009

K's exhibition

She has been pestering me a lot for this…and finally I am doing it.
All of you are invited to a special preview of my elder one’s paintings. She is talented as you can see (and I hope this is not just mother’s pride talking here) but what I like most about her creativity is how she converts useless throwaway items into pieces of art. And as I show these, I pray that she keeps at this wonderful talent and doesn’t loose interest in it as she grows older...
These are the paintings she has done over two years with the guidance of a wonderful artist friend of mine who is so very unassuming and down-to-earth. I always like to think K is learning more than just art at her place but that she learns a lesson or two in humility too.

So here they go...







Do you remember this one below, UMMON, I had borrowed an Eid greeing card from you, well this is an attempted recreation of that









This one is her own attempt at creating a Warli painting...



I love this one, the effect looks good, though it is just crayons...



This one is also from an Eid greeting, she got a prize for this one too...



An earlier painting of hers...



And this one is in colour pencils done almost two years back...



And this is her attempt at creating something new, the colours are beautiful here aren't they?



This is what I like best, how she created beautiful pen-stands out of used soda cans...

28 comments:

Reflections said...

Sindhu..these paintings are mindblowing.......have u put her in some classes....she needs direction to channel her talent coz she's going to go places.

Dont knw why but my eyes are sort of blinking away the tears:-). U must be so proud!!!!!!!

wordsndreamz said...

Oh these are beautiful! She is so very talented and creative too! I'm sure she will not lose her creativity - not with how encouraging you seem to be with her :)

Smita said...

wow!!!

The paintings are beautiful I specially liked the one where u said she attempted something new.

And trust me it is not just mother's pride, these are awesome pieces!!!!

Where has she inherited the talent from?

Renu said...

LOvely paintings, dont know which one to point out, they are all so good, and those cans..thats very smart, would love to know if she has done anything else like this.

Sunshine said...

Sindhu...she is very creative and artistic. These painting are pretty realistic and balanced for a child. How old is she? I especially like the small details she's incorporated in the pictures...the stain glass window, the electricity wire, the small tiny leaf in the desert, the number 2 in the shirt.
keep encouraging her and i'm sure she'll not loose the interest

Navami said...

Kavya-excellent work!

Sijoy Raphael said...

Wow...Amazing...Actually just words can't describe her work..Especially it's difficult to master oil paintings at this age...Inherited her mother's talent???

sindhu said...

Nancy:
Thank you, and am I proud! well, everytime she does something new, I have to hide the cloud of tears in my eyes...
Smitha:
Thanks ya, lets hope she keeps at it with girls growing up and with studies and commitments, you can only hope...
Smitha of Books:
Should I say, she inherited this from me (I am tempted), I am an architect by profession but she is far beyond my league! I can just doodle, she can create...
Renu:
She has done a lot of those things, I will put up pictures when I can on these interestng things she creates, like bookmarks and penstands and even an organizer with tissue box.
Sunshine:Thanks A...will do that.
Navami: See, there is talent in the family, no da!
Sijoy:Hmm, thanks, she is much more talented, she has both of our traits and her own added to it...

Solilo said...

Sindhu, Kavya (is the name right) is gifted. These paintings are mindblowing and it is nice to see that you are encouraging her.

Tell her that this Auntie loved all her work.

deepsspeakingup said...

Beautiful will be an understatement,Sindhu!They are all excellent,mindblowing!Didnt know she was so creative.
You must be feeling so proud,being an artist yourself,that K has such an amazing taste of colours,isnt it?

I particularly liked her work of art with soda cans!

Do hone this talent of hers,Sindhu!
May God bless her!Lots of hugs to her:)

ummon said...

absolutely beautiful stuff. the bookmark she made for me is a big hit, everyone asks me about it. will get it, so you can scan that and load it too...
start a separate blog for her stuff. i already did one for oviya last month. http://oviyaoviyam.blogspot.com, though may move that to wp too... loading photos she took and drawings she has done.

Winnie the poohi said...

She has amazing talent!! Kudos to her!

Reflections said...

Huh....deeps writes tht ur an artist urself.

We want to see ur paintings too....or whatever artistic things u do. we'd love to see a few samples.

And I want ur autograph too;-D!!!!!!

mahesh said...

cool awesome.. i liked the profile of the egyptian (?) looking lady . The converted soda can looks like a real professional job too. chip of the old block yeah?

sindhu said...

Deeps:
She is more talented...and thanks for all the good wishes, she is reading them and blushing with all the praise1
Ummon:
Yes, have to do that, she wants me too and I will do it with her.
Winnie: Thanks ya
Nancy:Chumma kalluvaralle, an autograph yes that I will give u!
Mahesh: So you are here! Yes, that one is my fav too. She is self made, I should say, credit is all hers, here!

sindhu said...

Solilo:Told her and she is so happy...

Smriti said...

These are very beautiful! I love the one withe swans. The swans look perfect!

Renu said...

Do so , whenevr you have time, Is ent that link to my children also, everybody is just amazed:)

Enigma said...

lovely painting..plz plz as a parent do encourage her and her talent..its very important to do so rather than just concentrating on studies only... I never got much encouragemnt with my painting and other talents...so its important to make her grow at it...

sindhu said...

Smriti:
Welcome here, have begun reading yours...
Renu:
Thank you, so much
Engima:
I will, I will...and Thank you too

Reflections said...

Huh....I was perfectly serious abt seeing the samples of ur work. It was the autograph which I was chumma....

Heeeeee....lemme get out of here b4 u decide to.....;-D

deepsspeakingup said...

you've been tagged here :)

indyeahforever said...

beautiful paintings Sindhu!
For a kid to draw like this..that takes some talent!

like Nancy has written she needs a proper channel for this talent
((hugs)))for Kavya:))
the pens tands made from the soda cans are beautiful too and VERY creative too:))

read the comments and you are an artist too?:))
do share your work :))

Anuji Abraham said...

Hi Sindhu,

Are you Sowmya's sister? I am Anuji an old friend of hers. Just came across your blog. I really loved reading them. & These paintings of your daughter (I guess) are just mind blowing. I wish her all the success!

:) Anuji

sindhu said...

Nancy...I am an architect, interior works, but very less now..since I have deviated to writing,
Indyeah: Thanks ya...I am encouraging her...Kavya hugs back, she is very impressed that her Amma has so many friends!
Anuji:
I am Somya's sister and thank you for visiting, do keep coming here to hear me beat my own drums! Where are u?

thethoughtfultrain said...

K's works of art were lovely Sindhu .. Her shading technique is so beautiful. I do hope your daughter becomes the next Anjolie Ila Menonor others like her ilk. :-)

athivas said...

Vow!!Sindhu, extra-ordinary work for a kid to do!!I just love them....And I love them more, for they are the works of tender fingers...By the way,how old is she?

jaya pratheesh said...

wonderful artwork! your daughter has a true talent with colours. really appreciating all the small details in the pictures. do tell her that her artwork has a lot of fans!