RASHMI GAWALI
sunnyvale, California - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Rashmi Gawali; Rudaali, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 28 x 36 inches. Artwork description: 241  The creative practice of public mourning or lamenting among women known as rudaalis in rural India. And these are for hire artisans for cremation ceremonies. ...
Rashmi Gawali
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
28 x 36 inches (71.1 x 91.4 cm)
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Rashmi Gawali; Sangeet Day Before Wedding, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 18 x 36 inches.
Rashmi Gawali
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
18 x 36 inches (45.7 x 91.4 cm)
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Rashmi Gawali; Maifil  Musical Gathering, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Three women womens who sitting together and enjoying and playing musical instrumentsIt is a Rajasthani style painting  ...
Rashmi Gawali
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Rashmi Gawali; Ecstacy, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 15 x 30 inches. Artwork description: 241  Indian style semi realistic painting. . . . . I enjoyed a lot working on this subject. it's related to human emotions. ...
Rashmi Gawali
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
15 x 30 inches (38.1 x 76.2 cm)
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Artist Statement

Artist Statment


I paint to represent aspects of human emotions and nature in a way, that makes the viewers get a unique perspective on the subject matter. Throughout the process I am filled with an anticipation of how the painting is going to turn out and this is what keeps me going and is not finished till it fulfills the vision with which I started.

I like to work on compositions, experiment with different textures, mediums and techniques, with the aim of making them illusive for a poetical look. Painting landscapes on the location allows me to get into an eclectic mood, amongst landscapes I like doing seascapes because I like to capture the force of waves, the colors of a sea and the sky at sunset.

I start off my work with some rough designs, finalize on a subject, then work on more sketches, before starting to paint. I like to use the knife mainly because it emotes bold strokes, gets the effects faster and also I think mixing the colors are easier. Working in acrylic is quicker, because it dries out fast, allows me to do both opaque and transparent work, whereas with oil it has it's own texture, freshness and working with the medium reminds me of the colors of the sunset.
The painting is not finished till it is framed, I always maintain that framing is an art and should be in harmony with the painting. I like the red color for its freshness and also utilize it if I have to highlight a subject or aspect in a painting.

I am working on compositions on Rajasthan, it is a northwest frontier province of India, a state known for it's folk music, unique dance form but their architecture and the landscapes appeal to me because of the earthy color and hues. I use a play of lights and shadows to bring out perspicuity, to add depth to my paintings. Also I am exploring human feelings and depicting them in various stages of life and in company of others or awaiting their company. Each of the paintings denotes an occasion and an individuality, which I have expressed in my paintings.

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