Suchitra Y. Putty organises exhibition of hand embroidery paintings
MYSORE: These are the artworks patiently produced from nimble fingers over the last two decades and have received appreciation from the connoisseurs of art.
For those looking to do up drawing rooms with some rare works, Sumitra Y. Putty's exquisite embroidery painting works will provide a colourful combination.
The hand embroidery paintings of Ms. Putty, which are being displayed at Suchitra Art Gallery in Kalamandira complex, is a canvas enriched with myriad hues and designs using silk and anchor threads. Ms. Putty is the daughter in-law of well-known painter Raghotham Putty, who died here recently.
Ms. Putty took up hand embroidery as a hobby to overcome boredom. While the landscapes, birds, animals and others offer myriad colours to art lovers, the portraits of Jnanpith Award winners and politicians are in black and white.
Ms. Putty told The Hindu that she involves herself in the embroidery work for nearly eight hours a day, and that she was inspired by her husband Yathindra Putty, a senior official in a construction company.
She said: "While we were at project sites, I took up the art as a hobby and my husband and daughter Ashwini have supported my efforts."
Hand embroidery painting requires patience and it takes months to complete one piece. She says while black and white portraits have taken anywhere between 15 days and three months, colour embroidery works have taken between three and six months. She said: "I took nearly 16 months to complete the colourful portrait of Lord Venkateshwara."
The hand embroidery exhibition being held at the Suchitra Art Gallery is the first full-fledged exhibition of Ms. Putty.
In all, 32 hand embroidery paintings are on display along with eight sari embroidery works at the gallery and exhibition will be on till Monday.