Sunday, March 5, 2017

Buddha, Oil painting, 9"x12" by Aruna Nitin Sarode

The weekend is over and my Buddha painting is complete too. I like this colored version better than the earlier black & white. I like the feeling of peace and calm in his face.
Buddha, Oil painting, 9"x12" by Aruna Nitin Sarode


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Buddha, Oil painting almost complete

Buddha, Oil painting almost complete after several refinements of color and value.

Buddha, Oil painting almost complete


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Buddha, oil painting work in progress

My Buddha is getting a makeover! Looks a bit too yellow right now, but it will be toned down in the next layers. Come back and check the progress.
Buddha oil painting work in progress

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Buddha, Oil painting, work in progress

Buddha, oil painting - I am not satisfied with how the painting turned out. Think I'll add some color.
Work in progress

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thank you

Thanks Tanya and the wonderful staff at David Adler Music and Arts Center for a successful art show. Thank you to all who visited the show and those who supported and encouraged online and offline.
I will share my next project with you soon. Is it a flower, landscape, still life, portrait...? For now I'll just say बुद्धं शरणं गच्छामि (Buddham sharanam gacchami).


Friday, February 17, 2017

Summer Roses~Acrylic painting~14"x19"~by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Summer Roses~Acrylic painting~14"x19"~by Aruna Nitin Sarode
Currently on display at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville through Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
1700 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm 
Phone:847-367-0707

Summer Roses~Acrylic painting~14"x19"~by Aruna Sarode

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Orchids~Oil painting on canvas~24"x36"~by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Currently on display at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville, IL through Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

Orchids~Oil painting on canvas~24"x36"~by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Rose of Sharon, Watercolor painting 8"x10" by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Rose of Sharon, Watercolor painting 8"x10" by Aruna Nitin Sarode
Currently on display at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville, IL
Rose of Sharon~Watercolor painting~8"x10"~by Aruna Nitin Sarode


Monday, February 6, 2017

Chapel Bridge, Oil painting 11"x14" by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Chapel Bridge~Oil painting~11"x14"~Aruna Nitin Sarode
Currently on display at the David Adler Music and Arts Center, Libertyville, IL
Oil painting from my photograph taken at the beautiful Chapel Bridge at Lucerne, Switzerland.

Chapel Bridge~Oil painting~11"x14"~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Art exhibition - Libertyville, IL

My painting 'Orange Glow' in Daily Herald
I am honored to be invited to show my art along with four other Lake County Art League members - Michelle Jensen, Vivian Morrison, Phil Schorn and Maggie Kraus at the David Adler Music and Arts Center 1700 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, Illinois 60048
I will have 10 paintings on display in oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums. Please stop by and enjoy the show if you are in the vicinity.


Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-8 pm
Show dates: February 3 to February 23
David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL
Phone:847-367-0707
Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Exhibition time!

Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald carried articles of the upcoming exhibition with one of my paintings!
My art will be in 2 Lake County venues starting this Friday. You are cordially invited to attend the reception with family and friends.
Please pass it on to any of your friends/family interested in the arts. Both receptions are free and open to the public with live music, wine and refreshments.
Details for the 2 events -
1. Members Exhibition 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6-8 pm
January 27 to February 25
Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art
College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St., Grayslake, IL
Phone: 847-543-2040
Hours:
Monday through Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:40 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
2. Local Love, Lake County Artists exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, February 3, 6-8 pm
February 3 to February 23
David Adler Music and Arts Center
1700 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville, IL
Phone:847-367-0707
Hours:
Monday through Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Members Exhibition

Please stop by and enjoy the show if you can.
Members Exhibition - Robert T. Wright Gallery
Show Dates: January 27 - February 25
Reception: Friday, January 27th, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm
Gallery Hours -
8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday
Closed, Sunday
Address: College of Lake County 19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-543-2240
Yellow Burst~Oil on canvas~Aruna Nitin Sarode


Monday, January 16, 2017

Chicago Botanic Gardens - Work in progress...

Almost done...Need a bench to sit in the garden and more refinements. Come to think of it, I used to be always on the move, not wanting to miss a beautiful flower or scene, never used the bench unless I was posing for a picture:), but now I sit sometimes, smell the roses and take in the view without thinking about missing out on stuff. Is it the aging process or the fact that I have visited the Chicago Botanic Garden at least a 50 times!
Work in progress...


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Chicago Botanic Gardens - Next step wip

The next step...foreground flowers popping up.
Next step...Purple irises seem to be floating without the support!


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Starting a new painting of Chicago Botanic Garden

Starting a new painting of Chicago Botanic Gardens, one of my favorite places to visit. Some work in progress pictures below.
Initial block in

Sky done and added more details on the trees

Friday, December 23, 2016

St. Veronica~Watercolor painting~20"X30"~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Merry Christmas and happy holidays friends. I thought it appropriate to share my painting of St. Veronica on this occasion.
 St. Veronica~Watercolor painting~20"X30"~Aruna Nitin Sarode
Her marble statue is at the St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. I was admiring the details on the fringes of her veil when I saw the face of Jesus on her veil. Then I read the brief narrative on the pedestal about her story. More than the face appearing on her veil, I was moved by her kindness, the beauty of human character in the midst of sacrilege. We need more kindness and compassion in this world.
Closeup of veil
Reference picture and work in progress

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Rose~Oil painting~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Rose~Oil painting ~6"x6"~Aruna Nitin Sarode
All done! What next?


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

One year project?

Started painting this Rose in January and painted some more in November. Hoping to complete it soon.
Some work in progress pictures below -



Friday, December 16, 2016

Porch~Oil painting~12"x16"~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Porch~Oil painting~12"x16"~Aruna Nitin Sarode
Porch~Oil painting~12"x16"~Aruna Nitin Sarode
My client had a picture of her porch and commissioned me to paint it. With my artistic licence, I added a handful of red geraniums to make it pop. Painting was just delivered today and she is happy how it turned out   Some work in progress pictures below -



:)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nuttington Lake, Oil painting by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Exciting news! I have been invited to exhibit my paintings in a group show at the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville, IL. The show will be in February 2017. I will post more details as we get closer to the event.
Nuttington Lake ~ Water mixable oil on panel ~ 9" x 12" ~ Aruna Nitin Sarode

Friday, September 30, 2016

Orange Glow, oil on panel

Orange Glow~Oil on panel~6"x8"~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Sunday, August 7, 2016

This one is for the cat lovers...


This one is for the cat lovers...
Golden kitty~Acrylic painting


Golden Kitty~Acrylic painting~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A dog is a man's best friend.

Diesel~Acrylic painting on panel~11" x 14"
Artist: Aruna Nitin Sarode

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Exhibition Time!

Please stop by and take in the show at Jack Benny Center for the Arts

Aruna Sarode presents
“For the Love of Painting”
a fine arts painting exhibition
June 21 – July 25
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
39 Jack Benny Drive
Waukegan, IL 60087

MO-TH: 10am-9pm
FR: 10am-5pm
SA: 9am-4pm
847-360-4740 • Fax 847-662-0592

Artist’s Reception
Saturday July 16, 2016
12:00 noon to 3:30pm

e-mail: arunans@hotmail.com


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Laughing Buddha at the Gallery

My "Laughing Buddha" painting will be part of Members Exhibition at the Robert T.Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.,Grayslake, IL.
The show runs from January 15-February 21,2016. Reception on January 22, 6-8 pm. Phone: 847-543-2040
Please stop by if you are in the area.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Portrait of a little boy

Portrait of a little boy
Here is the completed painting of my sweet little friend who always has the biggest smile for me.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Portrait of a little boy - Next step

He got a blue shirt...I have included the picture of the color mixtures for the skin color.



Saturday, December 19, 2015

Portrait of a little boy - Work in progress

In the beginning stage...

I know, I never posted the completed painting of the other little boy previously posted. Here is Ryan -



Saturday, December 5, 2015

Kaffir Lily

Wow, it has been 10 years since I started painting in Acrylics. It was in 2005 that I received the 4th Place in the beginner category of the 13th Annual North Light Book Club Cover Competition. I'm sharing the page and the painting "Kaffir Lily".

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Portrait of a little boy


In the beginning stage. Somehow I already like it even at this stage. I think it's his smile!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crocus - Step by step

Crocus~5"x7"~Oil on Canvas panel~Aruna Nitin
I painted this last year but never got around to post it. I have added step by step pictures taken during different stages of painting. Happy Spring!


 The crocus are such delicate flowers, I decided to keep the background fresh and simple. I painted a light wash of contrasting yellow for background.
 Painted the petals one by one.
 Added the leaves.

That completes it!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mother's Day Oil painting

Mother's Day~12" x 16"~Oil on Panel

Currently on display at the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation as a part of the third annual AFAF People's Choice exhibition. The gallery is located at 41380 Rt. 83, Antioch, Illinois 60002 Phone: (847) 838-2274 
Don't forget to visit and vote for your favorite.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Brush With Nature


Anatomically Correct presents
Brush with Nature
A juried art exhibition featuring the artworks of
Joy Bauer, TigerLily Cross, Eileen Finegold, Janet Gomez, Jeanine Hill-Soldner,
Howard A. Jacobs, Kara Johnson,
Steve Johnson, Doris Monti,
Leslie Outten, Irene Peterson, Aruna Sarode, Lothar Speer, Rita Walter and
Piotr Wolodkowicz

On display from Jan. 10 – Feb. 28, 2014 at
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Avenue, Skokie, IL
Artists Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014 (7 – 9 pm)
Vote for your Favorite!
www.BrushWithNature.org

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission , the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and Blick Art Materials. Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.