Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Copycat painting.....

This is what I have been busy doing these past few days.....! I saw this painting on SHP's blog a few weeks ago, when she did her artist profile on Vishal Misra, a painter whose work I have long admired. And I was completely smitten by this one, aptly titled "Jewellery Series triptych". The colors, the composition, the bold strokes, the stylized abstractness, the tribal look...loved it all.
But the chances of my ever getting my hands on this original are about 0%, so I took matters into my own hands, literally! And tried to copy it....with a few small changes, not out of choice, but more due to lack of technique!!









Not anything nearly as gorgeous as the original, but for about 800 bucks for the canvas, 4-5 hrs of work and a ton of fun, I'll take it! I hope Vishal Misra will not mind, after all imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery!

11 comments:

SuhaelAmrita said...

Wow Kamini! That was well attempted. You are one creative woman...

Glad to know someone like you. Inspired! :)

Sayantani said...

awesome work Kamini...love the colours. am sure the artist would be elated to see such an imitation.
between was just checking your weekend wrap up and again am just dreaming of having a gorgeous place like yours...awesome.

purplehomes said...

awesome!! great work Kamini!

GB said...

LOVE it! Loved the painting on SHP, and I love your rendition even more. Now I'm tempted to pick up my brushes as well (escapism---I need to deal with a mountain of paperwork right now, so I'll obviously run to the nearest release possible!)

Devi said...

Very beautiful...loved it..its always a treat to see your creative work!

PreeOccupied said...

I love it! I cant wait to see how you have teamed it up in your home with other gorgeous things. Two thumps up.

Sound Horn Please said...

I agree with Gagan- This is a beautiful rendition. I am sure Vishal Misra proud! Also, didn't you want to paint his Ganeshas too? Next project?

indian yarn said...

Mishra's agent will be soon dialing your no:)

vineeta said...

oh, kickass!! This reminds me of art college days, anything halfway decent- copy copy copy!!! There is no better way to learn & get better & like you said, have TONS of fun! Love the way you share your art with us :)

Mississauga Art Society said...

so did you paint the Ganesha's too?

Kamini said...

MAS - no I have not yet but I would like to. If not copy, at least use them as inspiration. I know Vishal Misra belongs to the MAS!