Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maausi in acrylic


'Maausi' in my mother tongue means aunt. In general you can address any elderly woman as 'maausi' and this word has a very sweet emotion attached to it.

This woman's face may have hardened over the years because of the hardships she has gone through, but just call her 'maausi' once and see her softer side come alive.

p.s. This is my first acrylic painting.

15 comments:

Werner said...

Wow, wirklich sehr schön.


Viele Grüße Werner

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Well, you answered my question yourself about the medium! How was the experience?
I like those hot & warm colors alongside the cool green :)
In Rajasthani, we say masi... meaning "maa si"...like mother!

Maga di Endor said...

beautiful, really beautiful. A facial expression that embodies ancient wisdom
by
Lilly

gugun said...

this, is very good ! mereko gaaon ka yaad aa gayaa.

reminds me of someone who was very caring and a strict disciplinarian at the same time ..

mein try kartaa hoon crayons mein ..

~Sahu

pc said...

I am really proud of you! :)

Prabal said...

Thank you Werner. Thanks Maga.

Ramesh,
As opposed to watercolors, there was a lot of freedom using acrylics. Thanks for noticing the warm cool contrast. And yes, 'maausi' also means the same as 'maasi'... like mother.

Prabal said...

Sahu,
I knew you would identify with her. She reminds me too of my village. I am waiting for your crayons version.

PC,
Thanks a lot. That was too much appreciation to handle. :)

Arti said...

Great,Prabal.You have done extremely well with a new medium.As for the portrait, your maasi is just our average Indian 'ma'-she could belong to anywhere!

Art with Liz said...

Beautiful painting and what a face full of character. Well done on the acrylics, you've handled them well!

Prabal said...

Arti,
Thanks for liking it. And you are correct. She is like 'ma'. So maa-si or maausi.

Liz,
Thank you so much. I had got attracted to paint this because of the same reason that you mentioned. I could only capture a little.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Oh My God! Beautiful...Both-Your Painting and Maausi!! :)

Prabal said...

Thanks Megha... on behalf of Maausi.

Sadia Hussain said...

Excellent Prabal! A very expressive face with a subtle soft touch !
I admire your passion for art and thanks for sharing your work.
Take care.

sreenivasa ram makineedi said...

this is really great painting.
Its not looking like your first painting in acrylics.

Prabal said...

Sadia,
Thanks for recognizing my passion. Feels great.

Sreeni,
It indeed is my first painting. :) And thanks for liking it.