Day 12 – Art during Covid-19 pandemic

Art in the time of Corona – hope and positivity through creativity” is an art project featuring art during Covid-19 pandemic, which was announced the very next day after the national lockdown was declared by the Prime Minister of India on the night of 24th March 2020. This unique art project is managed by Indiaart and Khula Aasmaan. It has been supported by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. Our appeal of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic with creativity of art has been well received by people of all age groups and professions. The participants in the art project – “Art in the time of Corona” are from diverse domains – school children, college students, working professionals, homemakers and senior citizens. Most of them are self taught. They all have created art during Covid-19 pandemic with whatever they could get at home as the shops were closed during national lockdown.

Paintings during Covid-19 pandemic – Day 12 of lockdown

Featured below are the select paintings from day 11 of the national lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic. All the participants to this project are committed to follow the practices of social distancing, stay home and stay safe.

Painting by Viara Pencheva, Bulgaria

Fight against coronavirus, painting by Viara Pencheva, Bulgaria
Artist: Viara Pencheva, Bulgaria
Title: “Fight Against Coronavirus”
Medium: Mixed technique (oil pastels and tempera spray)
Size: 36 cm/ 50 cm
The Coronavirus is a danger that threatens people all over the world these days. We are facing a challenge that we can overcome only if we fight against it together. While the medics daily treat the sick people and seek a cure for this disease, we must follow the measures that will help to stop the disease. My painting shows how we fight the Coronavirus. I sincerely hope that soon we will defeat him and we will be free again!
My name is Viara Pencheva. I am from Bulgaria. I am only 10 years old but I have been involved in fine arts since I was 4 years old. My paintings are full of bright colors and sunny smiles and feature an original style.
I love painting very much. Until now I have in my collection more than 140 awards from National and International children’s painting competitions all over the world.
In 2019, I was chosen as the Ambassador of Peace from Bulgaria, thanks to the original drawing, with which I participated in the XXI World Children’s Drawing Contest “Peace Pals International” . In September 2019, I was invited to participate in World Peace Week organized by RadioChico Schweiz – Verein (Switzerland) and to share my dreams of peace on Earth.

Painting by Dr. Sunita Ahire – Mistri, Nashville

Leonardo DiCaprio, pencil sketch by Dr. Sunita Ahire – Mistri for Art during Covid-19 pandemic
Artist: Dr. Sunita Ahire – Mistri, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Title: Portrait of Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio
Medium: Pencil sketch
Here with sending my art work pencil portrait sketch of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
Art is my passion and professionally I am a doctor. Appreciate your initiative
About me
I remember I was good at art since school days but didn’t get a chance to explore it, as extracurricular activities were a luxury back then. Decent food and education was first priority for my family. And after doing graduation and post graduation  in Ayurveda, an ancient health care, my goals were completely changed and remained focused on my medical career.  While pregnant, I was advised bed rest which gave me a chance to expand my artist side. Nature Oil painting became my expertises. I was far from portrait sketching but when I started coaching my daughter, her fearless grip on shapes inspired me to do pencil portrait sketches. I am self taught and learnt most of shedding stuff from youtube art videos. Apart from art, I like to read biographies, realistic fiction and I am a yoga person.
About my art
Art is like meditation for me. Every new portrait has the same path of struggle, efforts and achievement. It really helps to build courage and opportunity to learn patience and calm mind. No matter how busy my life is, I always steal some moments to sketch or paint.

Artwork by Neha Garg

Artwork by resin artist Neha Garg
Title: Isolation Fire
Thank you for providing this platform for budding artists like me. I read your blog 2 days back via a fellow artist. I am a resin artist and have been painting since long and obviously after the lockdown started.
I am a working mother to a toddler aged 2 and have been an active baby blogger and have been practicing resin art since more than an year now. Given my schedules it is very very tough for me to find time to do art but this is something I have found my soul into and have been working late nights (12-1 am) or early mornings (4-5 am) to fulfill my art-passion.

Painting by Madhu Dhir, Delhi

Murlimanohar, painting by Madhu Dhir, Delhi
This painting personifies tranquility and divinity. The blue colour in the painting gives a calming effect and glorifies an aura of bliss. Krishnaji’s divine bansuri symbolises a human mind, free from worldly thoughts.
Medium of this painting: Canvas
Size: 30 x 40.5 inches
Info: Hello everyone! I am Mrs. Madhu Dhir from New Delhi. Painting has been my  passion since childhood. It is like a meditation for me. Painting is a colossal way to express your emotions. It has always been a great stress buster for me. I’ve never done it professionally but I have the knack to do it. I have been into acrylic painting for 30 years. Now I am planning to take my talent professionally and India-art blog is an exceptional platform to promote and exhibit my work.

Painting by Prayansh Kumar, Noida

Painting by child artist Prayansh Kumar, Noida
Medium: Watercolors on paper sheets
Size: 12 x 18 inch
He used paint brush, finger, Watercolors on 12 x 18 inch paper sheets. He is student of Kothari International School, Noida. He studies in grade K1 B.

Painting by Rishika Makam

Maa Saraswati, painting by Rishika Makam
Title: Maa Saraswati
Materials used : Acrylic paints, brushes, black marker, board.
Size : 12 x 14 inches
Here is  the painting I made during lock down. I really  hope Maa Saraswati blesses all of us with good health and strength to fight the virus. Stay home and stay safe.

Painting by Sangeeta Kore Moulick, Navi Mumbai

Painting by Sangeeta Kore Moulick, Navi Mumbai
I am highly obliged to be a part of this program by you and this will motivate many of us to do better.
Mother of a 5yr old son. He is my motivation for this art. By profession I was a Flying crew for decades. Started this art last 9 months.
I firmly believe that Mandala Art gives me peace of mind.
I believe When you focus on problems, you will have more problems……
When u focus on possibilities, you will have more opportunities….
May Lord Ganesh give us all the strength to fight this pandemic Coronavirus….
started my next art immediately on 29th March when A thought piled up, what would b those expectant mothers going through during this period of covid-19 and they are pregnant.
So below was my message to them.
Dear mommies
When You are pregnant, you are powerful. You are bold and you are beautiful.
Go forward in your boldness, in your beauty and in your contentedness.
Trust your body to birth and know that the collective power of women worldwide will be with you.
All the expectant mom’s out there, don’t fear this Coronavirus. Together we will fight this.
Painting by Sangeeta Kore Moulick, Navi Mumbai

Painting by Harshita Singh, Delhi

Painting by Harshita Singh, Delhi
Artist: Harshita Singh
Age: 22years
Brief: I am a student of Philosophy at Delhi University and I do painting as a hobby.
Title: Heliophilous
Medium: Acrylic paints.
Size: A3
Description: Heliophilous means attracted by sunlight. This artwork is inspired by Morgan Harper Nichols’s quote “Keep looking where the light pours in.”

Painting by Ashika Kalmady, Udupi, Karnataka

Cherry Blossom at my Fuji, painting by Ashika Kalmady, Udupi, Karnataka
Title: Cherry blossom at my Fuji
Material: Watercolour 25% cold pressed paper
Size: A4
Info: You are doing a great job of encouraging artists. Myself Ashika from Udupi, Karnataka, software engineer working in Bangalore . I love painting. Most of my works will be on acrylic on canvas , portraits with prisma and watercolor art . I’m a self taught artist. I want to grow as an artist. Thank you for the opportunity.

Painting by Soudarya C. Mahesh, Chennai

Peace, painting by Soudarya C. Mahesh for the art project “Art during Covid-19 pandemic”
Title: Peace
Medium: Acrylic and fevicryl  on canvas
Size: 35 x 45cm
Soudarya on herself and her art : I loved painting this Budha. I’m 20 years old from Chennai – India . I’m pursuing B.E -EIE. I love to draw & paint from my childhood. It gives me lot of peace .I’m not a professional artist but I love to do my artwork.  Due to COVID19, We all are facing a tough time. We all are divided by being in our  homes but United by not spreading it. This time is for building upon ourselves and spending time with our loved ones. I did this painting because Budha denotes peace . Create your own peace and love yourself and spread peace to the world.

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