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The theme for November 2020 was HOME.
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Memory of Soi Kudeejeen in Bangkok
Winsor & Newton gouache paint on Arches watercolor paper.
The best way to spend my holiday is to explore new places. While I was living in Bangkok, I had a chance to look around Soi Kudeejeen with friends. I enjoyed very much exploring Soi Kudeejeen by visiting Santa Cruz Church, Kuan An Keng Shrine, Wat Prayun Wongsawat Worawihan, and so on. I want to capture the diverse cultures of Soi Kudeejeen in this painting.
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I was inspired to do this piece because it is something different than I usually do. Instead of taking a fantasy approach, I tried something a little more down to earth; focusing more on angles and perspective. Also looking at this piece makes me smile.
Quiz: Can you spot the second crab?
I told the Ambassador that I would like to join with self-painted mini-paintings. The idea behind the paintings was a) to keep them simple so that a) they would be affordable to everyone and b) be attractive for kids to have.
The sales went great with my mini-paintings and the cute Christmas motives! I really loved this project! The kids were extremely happy with my mini-paintings and even begged their parents to buy them! But also adults loved them and purchased them.
All income of the sales went 100% to an orphanage here in Thailand. My husband Giuliano helped me with the sales on the market.
I have always been very fond of Christmas as I grew up in Germany and Christmas is THE family holiday! I remember spending Christmas with my parents and how much effort they did to decorate the Christmas tree and so on.
Holi: Festival of Colors
While India is a land of diverse cultures, holidays are mostly about festivals. Holi is one such festival, known as the festival of Colors, where people unite and bathe and come alive in colors irrespective of differences. One image cannot justify the many aspects of this festive holiday, so I decided to make a collage which depicts the streets covered in organic color powders made from dried flowers known as Gulal (top left); the idol of Hindu god couple: Krishna and Radha, of whose era this festival originates from (top right) and the intense stylish fun people have on this occasion, where boys get to woo girls and impress them with their charm.
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This piece was inspired by a camping holiday in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Each night I would lie in my hammock staring up into the sky watching the sunset and seeing the most beautiful night sky appear. This abstract piece is a representation of the colors, the shooting stars, and the darkness as the day turned into night.
I am not good at taking holidays, however, the month of December is synonymous with my motherâ€™s visit to Bangkok. We all know what happened and as much as I am grateful to live in a virus-free country I do miss my momâ€™s visit. So this is my way of dealing with it, by creating new memories through my drawing based on a selfie I took during her last visit.
The vernissage of my solo art exhibition â€œEmotionsâ€ at Jam CafÃ© on 6 November 2020 was a successful event. The guests told me that they were very excited and looking forward to my solo art exhibition and the very positive feedback afterwards showed me that no one was disappointed neither from the displayed artworks nor from the venue. The venue was described as â€œcool and wittyâ€ and my very colorful and emotional artworks impressed the viewers. My opening speech mainly introduced the viewers to the background and stories behind the paintings and the viewers felt inspired by the stories and expressed how touched they were; not just to see the paintings with the eyes but also to understand them with their hearts. The exhibition is still open to public until 5 December 2020.
This is not a new addition but definitely a series of events worth joining, weâ€™ll be getting together in person to hang out, chat and draw in Bangkok every week, usually on Sunday evenings. The next event on our Bangkok Drawing Meetup will be on the 6th of December, it will take place at Sathorn11 art space starting from 7 pm.