Sunday, 19 January 2014

The Year That Was... 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and have begun the new year in high spirits and great aspirations. 
2013 was a particularly happy and fulfilling year for me as an artist and art student, even though I sold only two paintings :). My paintings were selected in three juried shows, out of which two were my first time selections. :). I also won my first award ever at professional level in this year :)

Hyderabad Art Society Annual National Exhibition:

Tribal Boy, Charcoal on Paper, (11.7" X 16.5")
This drawing, Tribal Boy received Highly Commendable certificate at the Hyderabad Art Society's Annual National Exhibition 2013.

 SCZCC Nagpur Annual National Exhibition:

Woman from Ladakh, Charcoal on Paper, (15" X 11.5")
My first time selection at South Central Zone Cultural Centre's National Exhibition 2013.

Camlin South Zone Exhibition:

"Evening Light", Oil on Primed Paper, (22" X 15")
This painting and the next were my first time selections for the Camlin South Zone Annual Exhibition.

Evening's Glow, Watercolour on Paper, (20" X 14")
This painting won best entry award at the regional level. My first ever award at the professional level! :)

Thank you so much for reading this far. I thank all my readers and friends for their support and encouragement throughout the last year. I hope I will receive the same in the coming days too. :)

I pray everyone of us has a wonderfully fulfilling new year as artists and as human beings.

Best wishes .....


Twinkle Nelson said...

All of those paintings are magnificent and truly deserving of the recognition they received. I'm sure you'll have many more good stories to tell in 2014.

Studio at the Farm said...

Congradulations, Vinayak!!! Your charcoal drawings and watercolors are "growing" by leaps and bounds!I look forward to seeing more great art from you this year. :)

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so Twinkle and Kathryn. Its the support of friends like you that guides me along.

Celia Blanco said...

Your work is beautiful! Congratulations on all the well deserved awards.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

I feel so smart that I always new you were a great artist and now you are feeling it yourself. Recognizing personal growth in our art means so much. To have the acknowledgement from your peers by being selected into high level shows is fabulous. Congratulations. I wish this year to be even better for you.
I send my best wishes for a happy new year to your wife and son.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Celia and Julie! I wish you and your family a very happy and fulfilling new year. :)

Manisha Vedpathak said...

Well deserving paintings Vinayak. Congratulations. Wishing you another successful year ahead!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Manisha! Wish you a happy and fulfilling new year too. :)

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Meera Rao said...

congratulations! All great paintings -and I like your charcoal works too!

Aditya Chopra said...

Great work..looking forward to more ... Pls start a small blog for sketching techniques..i am n engineer myself n am wanting to pursue sketching as a hobby again..ur work is inspiring..thanks