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Colors here and there: Paintings

Updated on January 3, 2015

I had left painting when i was in my ninth standard. But then again decided to experiment with colors as the urge to paint became stronger that i no longer could resist. Thus once again i started my journey with blank chart papers, canvas, brushes, water, and tubes of myriad shades of colors. I am not trained and self experimenting in this trip of a colorful journey. Some water colors to begin with here ....

Violets and Pink Carnation - framaed
Violets and Pink Carnation - framaed | Source
Pink Carnation - Framed
Pink Carnation - Framed | Source
Violets - Framed
Violets - Framed | Source
Philodendron - shades of life
Philodendron - shades of life | Source

Some efforts and I tried my hand to make one OIL Painting. I have never learnt anywhere. So there may be many mistakes in the process. But never the less i tried my own ways to make these flowers , particularly Gladioli -

OIL - colors to make soul bit more fulfilling
OIL - colors to make soul bit more fulfilling | Source
Pink Gladioly
Pink Gladioly | Source

Never tried to paint horses ever. And I was bit nervous when i started to paint horses. I tried to paint running horses. Thus an attempt to make a set of three paintings of three different running horses. Then i realized that horses can express and they have to have expressive faces as well. Actually never thought about horses that much in depth way. I enjoyed the experience so far.

Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance
Mind in a galloping glance | Source
Mind in a galloping glance  - framed together to make a complete painting of running horses
Mind in a galloping glance - framed together to make a complete painting of running horses | Source
Mind in a galloping glance - framed
Mind in a galloping glance - framed | Source

This one is a favorite among all my friends and family. Masai painting in sun rise hues which is one of the most experimental one as its watercolor. It seemed little difficult in the beginning because the color below tended to get exposed. Then i tried with as much less water to paint the blacks so that it don't' get flowing. I think i will do this types again in near future. Later it seemed easy almost when i got to know the technique of doing it.

Musicians - Masai Painting
Musicians - Masai Painting | Source
Musicians - Masai Painting  - Framed
Musicians - Masai Painting - Framed | Source

This is an abstract painting. Water color with many hues to create a rainbow effect to depict life and the materialistic purview of world around. So here it is...a metaphor of rainbow life.

Iris - Rainbow life's Metaphor   - Framed
Iris - Rainbow life's Metaphor - Framed | Source
Iris - Rainbow life's Metaphor  ( water color )
Iris - Rainbow life's Metaphor ( water color ) | Source

A rising sun peeing through the bamboo tree ....life in a way, because our life is also a game of Sun and Shadow all throughout, though it seems a plain water color it has a dormant meaning to it also. Life to be specific is attempted to depict through simple sun and shadow effect of the bamboo tree here in this one.

Sun and Shadow
Sun and Shadow | Source
Sun and Shadow - framed ( water color)
Sun and Shadow - framed ( water color) | Source

A real long time wish to paint this one but always got nervous to depict what was in my mind. This is a journey never ending:-)

But at last gathered all my courage and tried my hand to start this one about BUDHA and his journey toward enlightenment. It is a journey for me as well. This is set of four to make one painting about the famed spiritual journey of Bundha to his enlightenment. An abstract water color mainly in yellow hues to depict the eternal light to life and higher level of awakening. I will wish to make this typed again in coming future.

TRANSCENDENCE  - making phases
TRANSCENDENCE - making phases | Source
TRANSCENDENCE - Making phases
TRANSCENDENCE - Making phases | Source
TRANSCENDENCE - Making phases
TRANSCENDENCE - Making phases | Source
TRANSCENDENCE - making phases
TRANSCENDENCE - making phases | Source
TRANSCENDENCE - Framed ( water color)
TRANSCENDENCE - Framed ( water color) | Source

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    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear friend, GlennaJones

      Many thanks for your inspiring words here. Its nice to know about your sister who is also into painting. Would love to be in touch really with her. Anyway you can provide me with her link if you wish so. Yes, I try to portray things which catch my attention through me brushes and colors. Thank you once again.

      God bless you and take care

      Deergha

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      Glenna Jones 

      3 years ago from Orlando, Florida

      I loved seeing your paintings. I have a sister in Mexico who is also an artist. It seems to be an ever evolving journey of expressing the world around you as you see it. Keep up the good work. It is very interesting to those of us who love beauty but can't do what you do. :0)

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @ Whatsittoyou,

      Your visit and comment is so very much appreciated here, my friend.

      Take care and God bless you always

      Deergha

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @ NiaG ,

      In my ninth standard i have stopped painting for some reasons that how i had said above that I have stopped once then again started now after such a long gap. Thank you for liking my works here, I was very nervous to be honest to post them here as I do not know how it will be received but never the less I did it with bit of courage...LOL...And dear friend, what you are talking abt Etsy Shop ...??? I am not getting anything at all, to be honest here, I do not what you are talking about ok. I am sorry. I will try to keep painting. Thank you once again.

      All the words from each and everybody out here is a step toward my confidence to be very honest and true. Thank you so much.

      Take care and God bless you

      Deergha

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @ Lady Guinevere....for your kind visit here and for making your time to go through this hub of mine. Your share is much appreciated.

      Hope you are doing great.

      Take care and God bless you always

      Deergha

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Dear friend @ mary615 ,

      Many many thanks for your insightful comment here. Its nice to know that we share common interest of painting. Oil here what i have posted is my first time....self taught so do not know if I am technically correct or not, just trying my hand. Animals, I mean horses i have tried for the first time and I am so happy that you liking that one.Thank you for your kind votes and shares.

      Take care and God bless you always

      Deergha

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @ Jamie ( jhamann),

      I am so sorry for such a delayed response here. I do not know how i missed your comment here.

      Rite now I am really enjoying my tryst with colors as i have started after a pretty long time again.Truly speaking i have never tried Horses earlier...this is the first time, but i have enjoyed ....Thank you very much for liking the yellow Budha even that one is my favorite and I truly liked making that also.

      Hope you are doing great...take care and many smiles your way

      Deergha

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      Whatsittoyou 

      3 years ago from Canada

      Your paintings are beautiful.

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      NiaG 

      3 years ago from Louisville, KY

      What do you mean you stopped?! These are all so wonderful. Open up an Etsy shop and get to selling. If you want to of course. Never stop painting! :-)

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      Debra Allen 

      3 years ago from West By God

      These are gorgeous! I am sharing!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      3 years ago from Florida

      You have a great talent for painting! I have worked in oils and acrylics before, but never water colors. I tried painting animals, but just could not succeed. You did a masterful job with your horses.

      Voted UP and shared. Also Pinned to my Artboard.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      3 years ago from Reno NV

      Very nice paintings I can tell you put a lot of time and thought into your palette. The horses musculature and anatomy is so hard to reproduce and you did great work. Thank you for sharing. P.S. I truly love the Yellow Buddha. Jamie

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Joyfulcrown...thank you very much for your visit and comment is much appreciated here. Glad that you have liked the colors in above paintings.

      deergha

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      Joyfulcrown 

      3 years ago

      Wonderful hub. I love all of the beautiful colors in your paintings. You are very talented.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you@anglnwu ....Glad that you have liked this hub. Take care and God bless

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      anglnwu 

      3 years ago

      Wow, that's all I can say. Such fluidity and flow - simply amazing.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @pstraubie48 .....You are very kind and glad that you have liked this one. Thank you really.

      Faith..my dear friend...what i tell you ??....you words always make me feel like stepping ahead to put in my effort in something more creative...i have never exhibited my paintings....very casually I am starting to paint after a long time gap....it feels soo great to know that you all out there , so much distant physically from me....but you are liking my works...hey hey....my words are haphazard....please bear with me, when heart is heavy words play tricks and expressions gets chocked almost...hope my friend, you understand me here. Thank you so much for your kind words, shares and your visit here. Take care and God bless you always.

      AudreyHowitt......dear friend....thank you that you have liked my works here....your view is very precious for me. Take care always.

      Deergha

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      Really lovely work--a wonderful sense of movement in these--esp. the horses--

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Is there no end to your talents, dear friend! I am totally blown away by these magnificent and beautiful paintings. Wow, I will be at your first exhibit and we all can say we knew her when back on HubPages ... well, this is your first exhibit! Please do not forget about us when you are famous around the world.

      The horses are stunning and I, too, have never thought about horses having expressions, but they certainly do. Wow, wow, wow ...

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Thank you for sharing you many gifts with us for our enjoyment.

      Peace, love and hugs, sweet friend

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      To draw, to paint with oil or pencil, or charcoal or whatever is to me such a rare and true talent.

      Thank you for sharing with us....lovely works....

      Pinned

      Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you dear friend Deb,

      Your support means a lot to me .....i do hope that you are doing great my friend from afar.

      take care and God bless always

      deergha

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      Deb Hirt 

      3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A rising sun APPEARING through the bamboo tree would be more apt a description, my friend. You definitely have talent, so keep on expressing it.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you @manatita44....little bit yeah been tied up here and there.

      Glad that you liked this one. I feel liberated and very much at home when i m left with colors, brushes and canvases. May be you are rite. A change yes i must agree. Hope you are doing good.

      Take care and God bless you my friend.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      You've been busy! very beautiful and exquisite. Perhaps you were a painter last time round. A welcome change.

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you Frank....for dropping by ..i am happy that you have liked this one.

      Wish you a happy new year ahead also.

      Hope you having a nice time.

      Take care stay blessed always.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      wonderful, the horses are exceptional.. yeah you can paint thank you for sharing and happy new year my friend :)

    • dghbrh profile imageAUTHOR

      deergha 

      3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Thank you dear Eddy for liking this one. God bless you ...hope you doing well...take care.

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      Eiddwen 

      3 years ago from Wales

      What a truly wonderful hub ; interesting and so beautiful. Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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