I have been working on this piece for a couple of months and finally I completed this today right in time to submit for the CPSA International show. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this piece, which is part of my Origami Series of Still-life. The batik fabric is from India and so are the marble elephants. After doing a lot of cranes in my previous Origami works, it was refreshing model an elephant and include that in my still-life.
Elephants are one of my most favorite animals, they are one of the strongest animals in the planet yet very lovable and gentle by nature. Elephants are also considered as a power symbol of commitment, royalty & strength.
Giant Reflections, 12 x 26, 100%colored pencils on grey ampersand pastelbord
I am really glad to be part of the DRAWING Exhibition, an invitational show by Roby King Galleries in Bainbridge island, WA. This show is part of their 25th anniversary and I am incredibly happy that they chose to have my work as part of their celebration. I will have two of my Origami pieces as part of this beautiful show.
11×14 on pastelbord
The show dates are March 6-28, 2015. Opening reception is on March 6 from 6-8pm.
The Explore this! 11 juried show is online! I am really glad to be part of this wonderful show. Congrats to all the artists and award winners.
” Each year CPSA ( Colored Pencil Society of America ) sponsors an exciting and innovative exhibition called “Explore This!” on its website every year. Artwork must be predominantly colored pencil and must include some element or technique that is unacceptable for the International Exhibition. This permits artists to experiment with various mediums and surfaces as well as three-dimensional, collage and relief artworks. ”
Click here to view the show – http://www.cpsa.org/view-explore-this-11
I am really glad to announce that my drawing Metamorphosis, has been juried into ET! 11 International show by CPSA. Congratulations to all the artists who got juried into the show. Here’s the list – http://cpsa.org/explore-this-11-accepted-artworks . The show goes live on Feb 1st.
Metamorphosis – 16×20 , Neocolor II and CP on Pastelbord
Hello everyone! I know I haven’t posted in several months. Life has been very busy offlate with my new business of starting the school and family visits. I hardly got to work with my color pencil this year but I have a pretty good reason to get back to my drawing board again. I am really delighted to let you all know that I will be having a Solo show as Lindsay Drikx brown Gallery in San Ramon next fall. I need to get several pieces ready for that show and I hoping to be more productive in the coming year! Wish me luck :-)
I was able to finish my demo piece which I started several months ago, here’s Sweet Embrace – 6×12 Neos and Color pencils on board.
Summer has started and I have been crazy busy with a lot of stuff. I have some big news coming up soon!
Every year Colored Pencil Society of America has it’s Annual Convention where they invite 30 + artists to donate their work for Silent Auction called “Small Works of Great Magnitude” . The convention is happening this year at Daytona Florida for more information visit – www.cpsa.org/.
I was very glad to to be invited this year also to be part of this wonderful Exhibit. I decided to try a new surface and used the Canson Touch paper for this one. It’s very similar to the colorfix and I really liked it. This piece was created a bit differently, I used all CP’s and blended it using the heat gun and added Neocolor II on top as a final layer. It went on really fast ! So I might adapt to this method soon.
Paper to Petal- 8×10
I would like to thank Ann Kullberg for featuring my work “Metamorphosis” in the gallery section of her June issue of CP magazine. Thanks so very much Ann. It’s loaded with a lot of great stuff and makes a wonderful read for any artist, click here to get your copy!
I haven’t been spending a lot of time with my pencils, between designing a website for my friend’s company and handling ArtSpectations life has been a bit busy. I hope to get some work started this week, let’see :-)
I am also going to be teaching an introductory two day Colored pencil workshop at Little Artist’s studio in Cupertino . It will be a two day workshop where you get to learn the possibilities of this versatile medium on paper, pastelbord , wood and clay. It’s $300/person for two days and includes all the supplies. Space is limited to just 10 people!! email me( ranjinivenkatachari (at) gmail . com ) with the possible date as soon as possible to secure your place.
Date option 1 : June 21st – 22nd from 10:30 – 4:30 and last date to sign up June 12th, 2014
Date option 2 : Jul 11th – 12th from 10:30 – 4:30 and last date to sign up July 1st, 2014