Around the world Carpet Pages has flownA collaborative act
Big Little Devils - that painting’s my own
It’s travelling and it’s tracked
London, Lahore and Shanghai
A carpet page airmail through the sky
My large painting through Turkey courses
While I paint the tails of horses
It’s nearly Yule
And not that far
(& new brushes for oils
Old brushes unspoiled
I have toiled for a year
And now present them here…)
…join us - the artists who together painted Carpet Pages IV: Flying Carpet - for an Instagram Live Private View on Tuesday 23 November, 6-7pm London time! You can join via Instagram and I'm @vaishaliprazmari- the other artists are @yunfeng_Cong @jethro_buck @elisadeane @adnanmairajmalik @llailatarah
The final piece and close of the show will be displayed at www.carpetpages.com where you can also see all the history of the work in progress and read more about the show. …
…meanwhile my Big Little Devils painting is showing in Turkey: catch it if you're in Ankara...
…and you can see this little glittery gingery one below if you're in Manchester...
…in the interim I'm enjoying painting this horse at PSTA; my version's on a gold background. This is the original painting and I'll offer the horse course once more on my own website then never again. As with most of my other classes - they are one-offs (too many other things to paint): https://www.vaishaliprazmariteaching.com...
…more one-off classes in January: characterful faces with personality, the last year of the poison and flowers series, the first instalment of a Snow trilogy and a Melancholy masterclass...
...speaking of melancholy: my new oil brushes are now ready! One of them is melancholic. Find them here: https://www.theperfectbrush.co.uk/shop They are based on the four humours and each has its own personality. These brushes are designed with oils in mind yet we don’t make the distinction between mediums; they work equally well with water and ink. As long as you keep your brushes each separate according to medium they will last you a good long while. We don’t make the tiniest brushes for oils since we believe that you don’t need so many brushes, only the best: you can repurpose your elemental watercolour or miniature ones for oils once their point has faded. The Rocks, Clouds and Water brushes, once they have faithfully served you with their sharp points for fine miniature lines, can have a second life as a companion in oils with their now-gently softened tips to create the soothing, mellow transitions used in classical oil painting. Although this semi-permeable membrane doesn’t work the other way round - you cannot easily use your oil brushes for water-based mediums once they’ve crossed the border and been dipped in oils - we present this series as a partner set to the original elemental series when they have been thoroughly used and loved. Never chuck a brush!...
...My cherished students have been working very hard with their brushes. Come and see the beautiful work they've created: our December forum miniature monthly meeting will take the form of a private view for the End of Year Student Show! Zoom link is via the Forum https://www.miniaturepaintingforum.com or here's the direct link:
Vaishali Prazmari is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Vaishali Prazmari's Miniature Monthly Meeting - End of Year Student Show Private View 21.12.21, 6-7pm London time
… And here's a reminder to use the code INTROFILM for an introductory price of £10 for November (normally it's £15) for you to relax with a painting film...
...and above is the universe. Above left is an oil painting of a nebula I did and above right is the Big Bang - in our part-time homeschool we are making a huge long timeline of the history of the world and universe and everything in it, starting with the Big Bang. Done in a happy explosion of Chinese ink and gold paint and glitter. Children's art is the best! Below is the coast in autumn - we love visiting the beach in autumn when it's quiet. There were some quite impressive wind and waves when we went and although it didn't quite look like the end of the world, as it did last year, it felt desolate enough. At the bottom is our family date to one of our most beloved places: B&Q (a DIY store, for non-UK folk). Always possibilities and ideas in those kinds of places - both the former and the latter.