BeyondSaltST

Beyond Salt - Original watercolours by Swapnali Thakar

Toronto, Canada · 6 Sales

BeyondSaltST

Beyond Salt - Original watercolours by Swapnali Thakar

Toronto, Canada 6 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   ALL ORIGINAL.
Best quality pigments have been used in these creations, to ensure watercolours stay fresh for generations to come.

Announcement

ALL ORIGINAL.
Best quality pigments have been used in these creations, to ensure watercolours stay fresh for generations to come.

Swapnali Thakar

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Swapnali Thakar

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Anonymous on Feb 8, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous watercolour! Very well wrapped. Arrived quickly. Happy with purchase!

Anonymous on Dec 30, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

The service was fast and the painting is even more beautiful seeing it in person. Thank you

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Artist's Statement

The figure works tend to reflect the intense emotions that push me off-centre, whereas, the still life paintings are a reassurance of the present surroundings that offer stability. When there is turmoil in life, one finds peace and comfort in the mundane. I follow instinct while painting and the subject matter generally emerges as human figures or still life.

During regular life drawing sessions I try to look for the emotion behind a pose. I let this emotional response stay with me during the drawing and sketching in the class. After I bring the studies home, I try to respond to the poses that stay captured on paper. Sometimes an individual pose can affect this response or sometimes a couple of different juxtapositioned poses are needed to fulfill the exact sentiment.

There are times when I try to look beyond the inanimate objects around me. When the mind sees something beyond the shape, colour, texture of a pot or a pan, I try to captivate this reaction using paint and paper. This produces an almost meditative state of mind. Over the period of my life as an artist, I have become fond of this feeling.

I find that watercolours allow a good balance between control and freedom. This is why it is my favourite medium. Having worked as a graphic designer for the past 14 years, I find that I work best when I am restricted by certain limitations provided by the medium itself.

I enjoy the process of watching the pigments play their game in water, on paper - as if releasing the emotion that was locked inside the tube. This is the main motivation that brings me back to the drawing board every day.

I think my work is successful if it moves the viewer in some inexplicable way. If I paint with a particular feeling, I find that this feeling stays captured in the brush strokes and colours. I consider a painting to be successful if it continues to communicate this emotion, later in time - when it has stood the test of time – so to speak.

I like to look at the minimalist work and oriental paintings and this seems to influence the way I paint. I try to say what I want to say in a few ‘words’ and like to leave room for interpretation.

Quality of Material:

I only used Acid Free/PH Neutral materials for matting and paper and all my paints the best artists’ quality paints available. I want to protect my work as best as possible from environmental damages

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    I paint or draw every day and it has very quickly become a part of my daily routine and an inseparable part of my existence. When I started painting I had no idea that it would become what it is today.

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Last updated on October 20, 2011

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There might be a slight change in the size specifications depending on how the painting has been matted. I will be happy to share detailed dimensions before the sale is finalized.

I constantly send paintings to various art shows for display. If a particular painting is currently being showed in an art-show the shipment of that painting will have to wait till the end of the show.