Saturday, November 3, 2012

Makhan Chor


Well friends, I am very pleased to inform you that after a very long time I had this wonderful opportunity to do a painting of  "Makhan Chor" (a request from one of my nieces). Then began the search on the net for a good picture and when that was finally found to my liking, it was downloaded and sent for my niece's approval which she okay-ed without any hesitation. So the painting (in oils) on the canvas started right away and I have been at it for the last 40 days. I finally managed to finish the painting a few days ago.With this painting, the void that was left in my blog has also been filled as the “Brush” part of it has been accomplished. I now feel that the name of my blog – Ladle, Brush and Spade stands justified! Thanks to my niece Veena.

 “Makhan” as you all know means butter in Hindi and “chor” means thief. Little Krishna’a childhood pastimes (His Lila) have earned him the nickname “Makhan Chor”. I hope I have captured in the painting his beautiful cherubic form, his innocence and the mischievous smile with that twinkle in the eye while stealing butter. Though I am satisfied with the outcome, it would really give me great pleasure if you all judge this painting and give your frank views or feedback on it.

I also take this opportunity to inform you all that I am taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks as I will be away on a short vacation. So, here's wishing you all well in advance - A Very Happy, Prosperous and a Peaceful Diwali.


Makhan Chor 3

My better- half took some photographs at different stages of the painting -  two of which are being displayed below:





19 comments:

  1. You have done a great job!!! Beautiful painting!!! your niece will be thrilled to have it..you have put lots of effort and love in it. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. hi shobha, thanks for your visit. glad to know you. you are a great artist. i love art too/ enjoy your holidays.

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  3. Nice painting...looks super...really good job...

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  4. Wow Shobha, this is just perfect.. you have done a fantastic job!
    You are a great cook and fabulous painter!

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  5. Wow mindblowing work..Hats off.

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  6. Beautiful expression. Both naughty and content!

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  7. what an amazing painting... hats off to you..

    and lots of thanks for vising my space and for such lovely comment..

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  8. Friends, I thank each one of you for those encouraging comments.

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  9. Fabulous painting!!! Simply marvelous!!! Happy vacation to you & happy diwali too!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Dear Shobha, Just loved this painting. Good to see you adding the Brush component to the blog. Your paintings in flickr are wonderful, share them on the blog too.
    Love

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  11. A very happy Deepavali to you and your family.

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  12. Nice space.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow this is such an amazing painting !! You have a wonderful talent, thanks for sharing the painting :)

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  14. what an amazing painter you are ,but i think you don't pick your brush up very frequently, kindly paint more........

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  15. Wow.. good work You are a great cook and an artist too.... :) Glad to follow you.. :)

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