Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Succulent series. I

Mixed media on 4" * 4" canvas .
I have been planning to paint a series of succulents for ages.

 I am a long time admirer  of  Geninne's amazing work. I love every thing about her work. Watercolors, pottery, stamps, photography.... the list goes on and on.
Her collection of succulents are a huge source of inspiration to me. 

This painting is from one of her many amazing photos of succulents on her blog.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Basking in the sun

Watercolor on A4 size Indian Handmade Paper.
Practice practice and more practice. Hopefully should be able to understand watercolors better in a few more months.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tropical Fruit.

Graphite on 130 gsm A4 paper.
Back to graphite, thought I am still playing with my charcoal sticks.
Some thing that I have been frustrated for a long time now, is the glare in my pencil work photographs. Pencil works are best photographed in a bright shade. But it is easier said than done. Even in the shade some part of the drawings got more light than the the rest, resulting in a glare or over darkening of one side of the drawing etc.
I have tried photographing at different times of the day. Afternoon works best if you have access to a terrace or open space where the light hits from all directions. But even then, even lighting is tricky (tricky sentence :) ). Evenings have never worked for me.
This particular photo, with which I am really happy was taken early in the morning just before sun rise. It was very bright outside but no sun rays hitting the art work, no glare, no shadows and very little editing required. I am all smiles.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Charcoal Sketches.



Charcoal sticks on cartridge paper. 

My new obsession.  Charcoal sticks...
I am in love with this medium.
Though I have used charcoal pencils before... was reluctant to use charcoal in any other form (chunky, vine, willow or compressed charcoal.).

Now that I have tried it,... am not going to stop.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Fruit Anybody??

Acrylic on Panel, 8" * 11"

I have had a couple of hardboard panels that I bought ages ago when I was starting to teach my self Acrylic paintings. I wanted to experiment with different surfaces and hence the purchase. I don't exactly remember what was on these panels, but a few years ago I painted white gesso over them. I sanded them to a smooth finish using fine grit sandpaper before starting with this piece.
I think I like the smooth panel better than the canvas texture.  

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New book.

Watercolor on Brustro watercolor paper 5"*7"
I bought a new book ' The water-colourist's essential notebook - landscapes' by Gordon Mackenzie. Its a good book for anybody interested in watercolour and watercolour landscapes in particular. My first practice attempt from the book.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sketches

Hurray,...We finally have a broadband connection at our place. Its been more than 10 months, since our shift to this house but were not able to find a broadband provider. We moved to a relatively new locality of our city. Just a couple of days before the shift, we realized that BSNL is not providing any phone or internet connection to our new apartment.  More cables required, overload etc etc were the reasons given.... one year since and still no cables.
Hopefully now this neglected blog of mine will see more action.