17 December, 2006
16 December, 2006
This is acrylic on canvas board of size 30.5cms*25cms.
I also used the acrylic retardent that I bought in Bangalore. Though it didnt help keep the paint wet on the canvas, it did keep the paint on the palette wet for a while.
This was my first portrait and I am happy with the result in terms that there is some appreciable continuity in the skin tones. Also the eyes look good. There is though a huge scope for improvement…lol
Once the face was done, I painted the tunic and headgear really quick in a loose style.
10 December, 2006
This weeks wde was hosted by Al and he had posted black and white colour pics and had aksed to add colours as one wished. But I couldnt put colours since the store had small tubes of burnt sienna only… all other colours were either 120ml tubes or only in sets of 12….
A good thing I found in that store was drying retardents for acrylics. I will try it when I’m back home the coming weekend.
Rest is good… the weather is wonderful in Bangalore and nice. Love the greenery here…. But also that the place where I’m staying is upmarket….! Wish Delhi was equally greener and had fresher air….
25 November, 2006
For the wde of 25-11, I selected to paint the rooster since I wanted to move away from my favourite colourway green/blue.
Its acrylics on a canvas board of size 20cms*25cms.
Took about 3 hours in total. Surprisingly, I started with painting the background in blue…. but then stuck on to a grey… As always, acrylics posed a little trouble. It started drying and I was struggling to get the colours right. The final painting looks nice, since from a distance a few flaws of the brush-strokes is not evident. Overall a good experience with colour mixing.
Wonder if I will be able to work further on two paintings that I started earlier....
19 November, 2006
But it was fun and in the spirit of wde published it....
28 October, 2006
I am working on another image from last weeks wde. It is a harbour scene. I started working with oils. But after the first coat I realised that it is not going to work since it was taking a lot of time[still wet after 5 days] to dry and would get spoiled with the huge amount of dust that keeps coming into our house from god knows where. So I moved to acrylics and below is the canvas after the first coat.Also posting the reference image…
Just realised that the colours look quite different…. hmmmm…. not my mistake, I was painting from a printout which has taken different tones of the original. This point on, I will keep coming back to the computer to have colours close to original.
This is painting I did today for the weekend drawing event on wetcanvas.com . This is acrylic on sketch paper, size 13.5cms by 24.5cms. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to do inclusive of the mess created by a tube of white oil paint that was lying with the acrylics. So the white on the boat is in oils and will take atleast 2 days to dry but I call this done…..
I had planned the composition of the painting to be this….but the uncropped version is also not bad….
20 August, 2006
28 July, 2006
23 July, 2006
fish (toy, real, food) - I did this item the last and since I could not find any item in for this, I went and bought a fish from the market to cook...
sandwichpiece of jewelry - this was my pierced ear... sadly I removed the ring a month or so later since it wouldnt dry... nut beverage3 items from your kitchentrash container wooden item
bowlYour hand item you use for/with/on your hair toothbrushSomething with numbers on it
Your keysWater pillow -this was my favourite.. came out really nice..Something greenCheese set of salt and pepper shakers window furry itemYour noseButtons sports itemA favorite snack item - This is maggi masala noodles...hmmmm yummy.... mouths started watering....item that starts with the letter "E" - extension box
21 July, 2006
16 July, 2006
This was my first shot at impressionist style and it was fun. Only that if the brush strokes were a little softer, the calmness of the sea would have been better. But am happy with it as it is.
Since there was a challenge for the week, I also did two quick sketches. Will attach them later.
05 July, 2006
02 July, 2006
I started at 9.00 in a orissa temple, hauz khas village which is in south delhi. ere's a painting of the temple,This is the offering for the gods in the temple,
By the time I finished my prayers and the two paintings, it was about 11.45 and the sun had come overhead. I could barely walk on the marble floor of the temple due to the heat.
I moved to barista[a cafe] from here. The next sketch was made before I had my brunch and the perspective looks terrible as I was really hungry. The painting is better as it was done after I had the sandwich and coffee :lol:
From here I moved to a park and sketched this bench. There was a guy sleeping on the bench but he woke up before i could even start sketching him :cry: . Need to be quicker next time. And please do not miss that little squirrel near the right leg of the bench. The squirrel was fast..less than 2 minutes :)
That was the end of my day. Will try to be quicker next time and do more sketches.
There is a link below for suggestions/comments that are most welcome.
p.s. As some of you will be new to the concept of sketchcrawl, thought it would be good to leave these links explaining what sketchcrawl is...
This is the explanation of how the concept of the Sketchcrawl was born and what it has developed into - by Enrico Casarosa, the bloke who dreamt it up.
These are the suggested art materials
You can see the sketches Enrico did on his very first experimental sketchcrawl here
If you want to join the next sketchcrawl leave your mail id and i will keep you posted.
23 June, 2006
I first started with an idea to paint this in acrylics on paper.
After doing the initial drawing as above, the subject looed promising and so decided to move to canvas.
This is how the final pencil drawing looked on canvas....
I started with acrylics and after doing the ground paint, felt that the details could be handled better with oils... omg! then moved to oils.. and am still trying to move it forward....lol