Friday, January 28, 2011

A Bit of Good News

I was away holidaying in the Andamans with my wife for the last 5 days and so could not update my blog. Needless to say I had an absolute blast there. For those who may not know, Andaman and Nicobar are a group of Indian islands to the east about 1200 km from mainland India.

The place, especially the beaches are so beautiful,  they left me breathless. (Havelock beach in Andaman is supposed to be the most beautiful beach in Asia). I have taken loads of photographs and I will post a few of them in my next post. I also plan to make many many paintings from them.

Apart from this I also have a bit of good news to share. While in Andaman I received an sms informing me that my painting "Boats on the Beach" has been awarded the "Highly Commendable" certificate at the ongoing Annual National Juried Exhibition of the Hyderabad Art Society. Two of Sujit's paintings are also on display at this exhibition. Neither Sujit nor I could attend the opening ceremony. I will visit the exhibition soon and post photographs of the same.

Thank you all for your untiring support. This small recognition that I have received would not have been possible without it. Besides good news becomes sweeter when there is someone to share it with.



Boats on the Beach, Oil on Canvas (24" x 18")

12 comments:

Prabal said...

Congrats Vinayak. This painting deserves it. Looks like Hyderabad is doing good on art front. Why dont we have something like this in Bangalore!!
And I am sure you would have had a blast in Andamans. I too love beach destinations. :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Much congratulations, Vinayak....such an honor and well deserved. Your painting is wonderful. I bet you are still smiling from the good news....

Crystal Cook said...

Well Congratulations Vinayak!! What a nice surprise! You completely deserve it, it's a beautiful painting. :) And that's cool Sujit's work was there too, where's he been lately anyway? And your vacation sounds like it was a blast, can't wait to see the pics and paintings that result!

yasha said...

Congratulations Vinayak!Its well deserved.This indeed is a great piece.

Rishi Kapil said...

Very beautiful work , Vinayak:)

Vinayak said...

Thank you everyone. Its the first time that my work has received such recognition. Yes Carol, I am enjoying every moment! :-)

Ajay Patil said...

Congrats Vinayak

Mahesh sutar said...

beautiful blog!!!!

MaryArtStudio said...

beautiful Congratulations! Awesome painting.

adebanji said...

Wonderful painting! I really love the colours on the boat and the sand!Great harmony!

Vinayak said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Rock Kyndl said...

I too will chime in with congratulations. Well deserved.