Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Since all the riches....

Since all the riches of this world
May be gifts from the Devil and earthly kings,
I should suspect that I worshipp'd the Devil
If I thank'd my God for worldly things.
~William Blake, Gnomic Verses

12 comments:

Tina Hamilton said...

what a beauty!

An Evolving Artist @ Swallowcliffs.blogspot.com/ said...

Aarti: Your work is very good. Portraits are difficult and you handle the challenge very well!

Janet Ghio said...

Beautiful Aarti.

freebird said...

Very nice Aarti. Of course, seeing any of your drawings of women in traditional dress are extra nice for me since seeing that is a rarity.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Tina...!!

Aarti Harish said...

@An evolving artist..I love creating portraits...although I am still in the learning phase...trying to improve.

Aarti Harish said...

YOu are welcome freebird..Im planning to create a few more women in Indian traditional wear..will post them...

Phyllis said...

Well done Aarti. I like the way you've used negative space to bring out her earring. Form shading has such nice soft edges!

Dave Hawley said...

Hi Aarti,

Missed you of late and love your Indian Bride drawing. So well done. Wishing you, too, a very Happy New Year and hoping that the new year brings us more wonderful artwork from you.

Dave

Barbara Smock said...

She's beautiful, Aarti - the lace work too. I grew up close to an English
Town with a heavy immigrant population, people from all over the world, and
have fond memories of bejeweled women in Saree's. There is very little
diversity of dress here in Arkansas. Shame.

regards,
Barbara

Aarti Harish said...

Hi Barbara,

Yes, dressing styles are different here in India..especially the culture is preserved by the rural population, older generations of people living in cities etc..mostly the urban crowd dresses up in formal clothes and their hectic schedules leave very less time for tradtional clothes like saree which takes some time to be tied...but when it comes to Hindu weddings,the bride usually is dressed in her best and prefers to wear grand sarees/lehenga cholis /salwar kameez and heavy jewellery.

Aarti Harish said...

Thanks Dave and Phyllis. I am planning to create more Indian women in colour and charcoal this year. Hope to publish them soon.

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