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Painting by child artist Sai Nithya

The painting by Sai Nithya Geethika Thota (7 years) from Bengaluru, Karnataka, received a gold medal in Khula Aasmaan monthly online drawing and painting competition for September 2021.

Fun in the woods - Best trip ever with my friend, painting by child artist Sai Nithya Geethika Thota

My shortlisted art in Khula Aasmaan is my recollection from a one-day trip that I went on with my friend. It was a fun trip to Galibore nature camp. It was a beautiful place amid a jungle and beside River Cauvery. There was a big swing under a big tree. My best friend and I had fun swinging together. That day I was wearing a green T-shirt and pink pants and my friend was in a blue frock. I used poster colours to paint this memory.

Artist Statement

My name is Sai Nithya Geethika Thota and I'm 7. I'm studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya NAL, Bangalore, Karnataka. I started learning 'colouring' with oil pastels, watching some videos at home when I was 6. Now I mostly use poster colours. I did a lot of art on the night view of landscapes and cityscapes. But these days, I do art on people and landscapes. I paint on whatever piece of paper or cardboard I find at home, even if it is a carton box. Art is my favourite hobby and I do at least one art everyday. My present favourite is poster colours and I'm yet to try acrylics and oil paints. I would like to try canvas painting too, which would be my next step of learning.

Video about this painting

In this video, child artist Sai Nithya Geethika Thota talks about the painting.