Madanika Series (Watercolor)

Enough Said!

Or maybe not..

345I think its fun trying to get them just right.

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18 thoughts on “Madanika Series (Watercolor)

      1. Dear Paula,
        thank you so much. But the question is – do you really think they are good or do you think they are a bit too childish / amateur? I really would like an honest opinion from an artist like you … its because of a long discussion we were having last night about ‘how good we really arr or is it all in our minds?’

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    1. Dear Mary,
      thank you so much. But the question is – do you really think they are good or do you think they are a bit too childish / amateur? I really would like an honest opinion from an artist like you … its because of a long discussion we were having last night about ‘how good we really arr or is it all in our minds?’

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      1. Hi Malvika, don’t know if I can adequately answer your question. But from my perspective your paintings are creative and fun, beautiful one-palette and fabulous attention to details (would be very difficult for me to achieve) – yes I really do like these works very much. They have a wonderful appeal. First I don’t think they are amateurish, not at all and I guess the same comment applies for childish – the art you have created would be appropriate as standalone, prints or as a set of cards, there are a lot of things your pieces would fit. They question for you would be, how do you feel about them? Are you satisfied with design, details, hue chosen? Do they reflect the mood you wanted to convey? Everyone has an opinion on what is good or bad, but in the end opinions differ by each individual – so it’s all about whether you feel you’ve learned from creating these pieces and if you feel they could be improved. In my opinion, they are good.

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  1. Malvika, there is a lot to take into consideration. Did you made the sketch yourself? Did you decide yourself on the water-paint and the three primary colours? I know you did the details very well. I like the perspective you took; the hips are large and prominent and the legs are short. That shows your original take on the Goddess.
    However, why should we ask if we are really good? What is really good? If I compare myself to Rembrandt and Da Vinci, I have no added value at all. It would make me stop doing what I love to do, i.e. drawing and painting.
    If, on the other hand, if I compare how I drew in the past to how I draw now, I notice progress. So, yes, we are getting better. Isn’t that more important?
    We also need to discuss the joy of the creative process. If drawing and painting makes us happy and harmonious, is it really needed to judge whether we are good?
    I like your series and I find them elegant.

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    1. Thank you so much. you are right. I have a long way to go definitely, but I did do the drawing myself, which i understand is my strong point and I did choose the paint and the primary colors. yeah! Its the flawless execution that eludes me. That will of course come over time. So lets forge ahead with determination and hopefully a light hand 🙂

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      1. Malvika, never go for a flawless execution. Art is human and the flaws make art human. You might call it flaws, other will call it your signature or style.

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