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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy and Sparkling Deepavali to all of you

Hi Friends,
    Most colorful, enchanting and delightful festival of our country ... Deepavali is back.. May the divine light of Deepavali spread into your life peace, prosperity, happiness and good health ....

    Keeping the tradition alive, I am sharing my recent work .. A Yellow Rose.. oil color on canvas of size 15 X 22 inches. This work was there in the basic stage for a long time and one of my students noticed that and insisted me to complete it before I start another one.

   Yellow ... the color of sunshine, hope and happiness .. and is the best color to suit my current situation very well :)

                                                     Oil on Canvas.. Size: 15 x 22 inches

     Once again wish you a very Happy and Safe Deepavali.                 

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Vanda Orchid - Clay Flower

  I am back with another clay flower this time - a colorful Vanda Orchid, which is of height 19 inches including the base.

  After going through my earlier blogs on clay flower, few craft enthusiasts contacted me for the details of making these flowers. So I thought of providing the details here, although I forgot to take the photographs of earlier stages.. will try to do that next time onwards.

  Here are the steps -  
   - mix the clay with oil paint to give the base color
   - flatten the clay, individually cut and shape the petals and leaves using the cutters
   - air-dry the individual pieces for about 24 hours
   - hand-paint the pieces to match the fine detail and subtle shading of actual flowers
   - assemble the various pieces into whole flowers, adding stems made of clay, supported by wire
   - place the individual flowers into a pre-selected pot or on a piece of driftwood.

  Constructing the flowers and arrangements is time consuming as it requires too much detailing. 
If you are planning to make one, please keep in mind that the “base” can greatly enhance the character of the arrangement. So ensure that you give great care in matching the base with the arrangement. 

  Happy crafting :)