Thursday, May 16, 2013

Random sketches

I still remember how nervous I had been at the thought of not being able to use an eraser the first time I sketched with a pen! I am glad that I made the effort for it's liberating and much more fun when you are not stuck on perfection.

Sunday, November 25, 2012


                                                    Water color on paper

Here's my contribution to The Adora Art Project started by lovely lil' Adora's father. It's interesting to see over 490 original artworks based on the little girl published on her blog. She has a wish list of over 300 interesting ideas for the artists to choose from. I somehow found my inspiration in this photograph..

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Oil Study - 2, Pomegranate

                                           oil on canvas, 8"x10" (approx)

The water wasn't a part of my initial set up but there was too much negative space to deal with, so added water and reflections to it. It also is the part I most enjoyed painting. It was easier to paint water since I was more observant while painting it. I realized I have a tendency to paint what I know instead of what I see. Oh, and I had a hard time saving the pomegranates from my brother. There's a box full of these but for some reason these three interested him the most. He seemed to have as much fun spoiling my set up as I had painting it!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Self portrait

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Water color on paper

Painting a self portrait isn't easy! This has been the toughest portrait I've ever painted. Never mind the eyes, I still achieved the likeness I aimed for and it was testified by the friends and family who instantly recognized it as me. Mission accomplished! :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pages from my Greece journal

I haven't posted in a while but that doesn't mean I haven't been painting, just couldn't take time out to post or maybe I've been lazy. It's been quite a busy month, there were a lot of fun moments and there had been some miss-happenings too. Oh, and the imaginary trip is still on too, after Ireland it's Greece now! This time it's quite a large group and the phrase "the more the merrier" couldn't have been proved better! we are having so much fun here. Here are two pages from my Greece journal.

                                                        Water color on paper

A value study in oil

                                                  Oil on canvas 8"x10" (approx)

Every time I used the metal vessel or the container, I said to myself, I would love to paint it some day. So when I decided to do a value study these were my obvious choice for objects. I added the garlic to balance the composition.The challenge in this study was to get the vessel to read as metal and the container as porcelain. Considering the size of the painting, I am satisfied with what I've achieved here and, am ready to move on to the next study.


Sunday, May 6, 2012


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                                                    Watercolor on paper

Not that I don't keep painting children otherwise, I was tempted to paint one after watching Satyamev.. couldnt sit through the whole program though.. Here's to the little girls who bring so much happiness to the world!