Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Oh goody!

What could be more satisfying than a chilled lemonade on a sweltering summer day. 

Inspired by the almost (Can you believe its middle of august already!) end of summer, this print was originally meant to be in my original style (solid colors) but I couldn't resist putting in textures. The texture train was calling and I was way too eager to jump aboard!

Lemonade Kitchen art print - Fresh Lemonade - Digital illustration, kitchen decor, Food Art Print, Summer, Home Decor, housewarming gift,
Fresh Lemonade - Available for purchase here
Stay cool!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Pragya in your home!

Do you have my prints in your home?  I'd love to see how you display them! Send me your photos to be featured in this recurring column.

Love the colors in Baby Buil's nursery!!

Picture- Roxanne Buil

Picture- Roxanne Buil

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

SURTEX bound

It's that time of the year again! 

I'm talking about SURTEX, the only show in North America for selling and licensing art for all types of products. 

My licensing agent, Kimberly Montgomery will be exhibiting and showing my work along with her select group of awesome artists. This is the third year my art has been exhibited at SURTEX and the second year of attending the show. I will be there on Sunday, walking the visually inspiring show and saying hello to some friends.

I have lots of new work & ideas to show and I’m super excited to see how it goes.

Please stop by to view the new artwork at SURTEX Booth #465!

Surtex promotional piece for Pragya Kothari

Friday, May 3, 2013

Neuron Firing Time!

I'm taking some really cool classes this summer from the formidable Lilla Rogers. The best part of the class so far? The very talented classmates with diverse styles and fascinating approach to illustration.

As you can probably tell from the needle and syringe metaphor, I'm a little intimidated to be in such company. But, I'm also very excited to take everything in and come out more energized and focused than ever. 

Thank you Lilla, for creating this promising course! 

Neuron Firing Time illustration by pragya kothari for make art that sells course by lilla rogers
Illustration by Pragya Kothari for Make Art That Sells course by Lilla Rogers

Hope you are having a lovely friday, friends. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sheep Farm

Sheep and snowy mountain art by Pragya Kothari

The Sheep is one of my favorite animals. Love their thoughtful eyes, high cheekbones and curly locks. I did a little sheep study yesterday. 

It is the closest thing I have to a 'Sheep Farm'. It'll do for now!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Ah! Sunflowers!

It has been a very cold and gray week. To lift the gloom I've been bringing more color into the studio. Today I picked up some gorgeous sunflowers. 

Having fresh flowers on my desk makes me happy!

Inspiration for my next print maybe?

Sunflower arrangement on Pragya Kothari desk

Monday, March 18, 2013

Having a Great Morning!

I'm quite enjoying making repeat patterns. In fact it's becoming pretty addictive. As my technique refines, I delve into more layered communication. Each pattern has a storyline that is sometimes obvious and other times more subtle. 

It's fun to make a collection of objects tell a story by way of placement, by just being there, or by its very absence.

Today I'm sharing this pattern called Spartan Bear.

It's the story of a reluctant Bear born into a clan of Spartan Warriors. Not your run of the mill, powerful and menacing Bear, but a kind hearted one who picked up the skills of wielding weapons, learned to tolerate bloodshed and trained his mind to do what is his destiny. And do it well.

Spartan Bear repeat pattern By Pragya Kothari
Spartan Bear By Pragya Kothari

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Be free

How are you all? I don’t know what the weather is like for you, but for the past week it has been so cold here in New Jersey. The days are often grey with a lot of rain. 

Leaving the bitter cold behind, I'm day dreaming of a woodland that is deliciously warm with air that is filled with intoxicating aromas of wild flowers. With universe's delightful creatures roaming free. 

I'm calling this bear Rorna and the butterfly perched on his nose, Binee. Rorna is listening to Binee's tales from a far away land with giant flowers that look like star-sprinkled sky, animals so tall their heads touch the clouds, meadows that are purple one day and orange the next, forests with trees that walk and streams so musical that they put you in a trance-like state.

This is the start of something good :)

Be free, available for purchase here

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Here's to 2013 being the best year ever! Cheers!

Looking back, we've had a pretty good year. Thank you to all of you out there.  I love sharing my work life with you and am glad that you stop by. 

Health, happiness, good fortune to all!