Tomb Raider

'A famous explorer once said, that the extraordinary is in what we do, not who we are. I'd finally set out to make my mark; to find adventure. But instead adventure found me. In our darkest moments, when life flashes before us, we find something; Something that keeps us going. Something that pushes us.' - Lara Croft.

My fangirl tribute to the legend of the Tomb Raider.

Tomb Raider (Oil on 40" x 30" Canvas)

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A Great Turnout at Blawenburg Cafe

A big thank you to everyone who came last evening for the opening of my latest show, "21 Grams: Soul on Canvas". It was a pleasure having you all, great evening well spent with beautiful people. Sharing few clips from last evening. Anyone who has more pictures, I would love it if you can share them with me! If you missed the reception, the show is up until May 13. 

The Lama

The Lama

 

[Oil on 48" x 48" canvas]  

To have good health, find true & lasting happiness and bring peace to all, people must first control their own mind. If you succeed, you will have attained enlightenment and all wisdom and virtue will come naturally. 

It is said that only a Buddha(s) can attain enlightenment through their own efforts and insights, without a teacher to point out the dharma ("right way of living").

The rest of us need a spiritual guide, guru - the Lama !!

The Bubble Therapy

Bubble Therapy

Finally completed my latest painting Bubble Therapy on 3ft x 4ft canvas.

Whenever I am stuck in a mental loop, I bring out the bubble solution and wand and blow bubbles. Bubbles remind me that energy is being created and destroyed and re-created constantly. It's hard to hang on to fixed beliefs when bubbles are shimmering, sparkling and popping in glorious rainbow colors all around you.

Thoughts, beliefs, mind loops are just patterns of energy. So the next time you feel stuck in a familiar groove, create and destroy and transmute by blowing bubbles. The energy will shift. Old patterns will dissolve. New ones will emerge, to dissolve in turn…

Credits: 

Mario Zamora for the awesome reference picture

Hiro Boga for her inspirational blog including looking at bubbles as therapy.

"A Thousand Shades of Passion"

Currently, my show -"A Thousand Shades of Passion"- is up at the Straube Center. It will run through October 6th in building number 108, so if you're in the area, do plan on dropping by.  I had a great time at the opening night and greatly appreciate everyone for coming. Ryan McLelland of 2 Guys 1 Review wrote a great review of my show. He had previously mentioned my painting "Waiting in Vain" in review of Art All Night, too! Thank you Ryan for the great write-ups! Be sure to check out his reviews!

Review of "A Thousand Shades of Passion": http://2guys1review.com/2017/07/17/vinita/

Review of "Waiting in Vain": http://2guys1review.com/2017/06/18/geekartallnight/

                                                                With Mr & Mrs. Straube

                                                               With Mr & Mrs. Straube

                                                One of my newest paintings- "Feel the Rain"

                                               One of my newest paintings- "Feel the Rain"

Shadowfax on a Starry Night

As the fans of Middle-earth know, Shadowfax was the lord of all horses and the horse of Gandalf. It is said Shadowfax was capable of running faster than wind and was hardly visible in the night.

My tribute to the #lotr and the legend of shadowfax. I hope i did justice to the majestic horse which will be my last horse for some time. Now trying to move on to other subjects. Horses have been my passion for last year or so and i have painted about 8 of them so far. Do check out my horse collection

The Mustang Trilogy

Finally, I have completed my trilogy of the free roaming mustangs - an obsession that started last year from our trip to OBX (check out Nights in Roadanthe for amazing views of outerbanks - Roadanthe was also the island where we stayed).

All three (jewel, opal and jasper) are on 20 sq. inch canvas and can be put on wall individually or together. While the trilogy is complete, my passion for painting horses has only started and hope to continue doing more. Next time on a bigger canvas !!

Rolling Thunder

Horses continue to be my obsession and this time i tried to capture a herd instead of a single horse. 'Rolling Thunder' is an acrylic and oil pastels painting on 24"x36" canvas and available as original and artist enhanced original prints.  

With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils, never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod
A thousand horses - the wild - the free -
Like waves that follow o’er the sea,
Came thickly thundering on.
— Lord Byron
 Rolling Thunder...

Rolling Thunder...