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Diwali: Festival of Lights

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Published: September 26, 2010
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Diwali: Festival of Lights

Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils

12” x 16”


Being raised with lots of Indian and Hindu influences, my family celebrates Diwali every year. Unfortunately, for a week before, we abstain from meat, which in itself, is not a problem for me. Except for the fact that it almost always falls around my birthday,..so no birthday cake for me, lol :P I’m not religious, but I do enjoy the culture, atmosphere, and really good food and sweets that comes around once a year with this holiday. With autumn in the air, and Diwali nearing again, I figured it was a good time to do this particular pastel, with all these wonderful colors, and warm, comforting mood. And I’m going to mention again how much I :love: Unison pastels, lol!
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amazing canvas with a respectful interior domestic scene of prayer and belief. Over a palette of browns and blacks ("dead coloring"), over which more saturated colors (reds, yellows and oranges) applied in the form of glazes. applying paint to the canvas in loosely granular layers - this is similar to the pointillé technique of Vermeer. My respects.

i share the belief and religious temper. Today is Deepaavali and this has actually given me an idea to express my prayers and arrange the diyaas...
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waikar3dProfessional Digital Artist
beautiful
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lightrainbowProfessional Traditional Artist
Hello!:) Your wonderful artwork I featured in my journal: [link]
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
Thanks for the two features, I really appreciate it :)
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lightrainbowProfessional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome.:)
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all4uHobbyist Traditional Artist
What gorgeous lighting! You captured candle light so well, I love it!
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PASTELIZATORProfessional
fantastic !
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
Thanks you and happy diwali!
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thunder2165 Traditional Artist
this is beautiful! I love the warmth of the colors and technic. very realistic! I just started doing color myself so this is inspiring (did i spell that right?) anyway, your gallery is awesome and i hope you keep producing these wonderful pieces.
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for that wonderful comment,:airborne: especially after seeing your amazing gallery, which deserves more notice by the way! I don't think you'll have any problem with color, I especially like the ones that are black and white with a shock of red :)
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Nice Gr8 beyond words gorgeous |Happy Diwali|
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
This is very late, lol, but thanks lots!!!
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mskumarProfessional Interface Designer
Beautiful Design
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
Thanks, and sorry so late :P
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beautiful work!!!!
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
This reply is embarrassingly late, lol, but thank you so much & for the :+fav: :love:
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TitusBoy25Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful work!:)
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MohaniRose Traditional Artist
Thanks so much,for the :+fav: as well!!! Sorry for the incredibly late response!
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weida34Hobbyist
wow, love this! wonderful atmosphere and beautifully done :)
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