Saturday, August 1, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Long time!!! Not that I have not been painting all this while, just that have not been posting regularly on my blog. Have also been a little busy with my office work lately, so weekends were more of relaxed days.
This painting was my entry to a painting contest conducted in my office, on the occasion of Women's day celebration. This painting of mine depicts the quote 'Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain'. The good news is I won!!! I was not planning to put in a lot of time into it, so opted for soft pastels on paper. I like doing figurative work in pastels, as I can avoid unnecessary detailing while working with this medium. I am a little tight when working with acrylics and for me acrylics take ever and ever.
I also have finished one in acrylics and will soon post it over here.. There is also a new hobby that I took up..BAKING..and I am loving it.. Will make sure to post some pictures of the cakes that I bake these days...Until then have a great week ahead..
Saturday, May 3, 2014
This current work of my mine is a quickie using color pencils. Since I have not been able to paint frequently lately, the resolution I found is using a medium that is quick and with equally satisfying results. This far have succeeded with this medium. :) A good thing to keep you inspired and motivated...:)
Started this as a black and white sketch and in the process never realized when I got carried away, and of course the final product is not Black and White..:) That is the thrill of the entire process.. You start with something in your mind and end up having something really different.
Happy painting everyone and a happy weekend as well!!!
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hello everyone!!! I hope people remember me :(.. Not your fault if you don't, as I've been away for like ages it seems..Believe it or not, I was almost completely away from any form of art all this while.
Sometimes my work kept me away, at times there was a lack of inspiration and at times ahem ahem I acted lazy!! Anyway, I am happy to be back and posting here on my blog again..
A few months back I bought myself a set of pencil colors. Did a little experiments here and there. The first two are my random midnight experiments with the pencil colors a few days back, and the other one is a quick charcoal sketch.
Needless to say, I felt extremely rusty after a long break..I just hope I manage a little more of art for myself this year. Last year was an unproductive one as far as my artistic skills are concerned.. :)
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The year 2012, has not been a very productive year for me, as far as art is concerned as,I had to concentrate more on some other priorities. Nevertheless, I enjoyed each piece of my work that I came up with this year.With limited time that I could donate to art, I tried making maximum use of it.
I am happy to be doing more of figurative work this year and enjoyed the entire process. Starting form a blank canvas to a finished piece of art is so overwhelming. You tend to lose track and interest at times and then a few right strokes and you find your enthusiasm back. Finally, looking at your complete work gives an artist a sense of satisfaction which is hard to explain.
I do have a lot of plans for the coming year and hope to execute them appropriately so that the final picture is beautiful and satisfactory.
This painting of Mother Mary and baby Jesus was done on the occasion Christmas celebration in our office. We had a Christmas card making competition and this was my entry for the same. Found the reference picture somewhere on internet and loved how it depicted the feeling of content on Mother's face.
So here's wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a very prosperous New Year 2013!!!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hello everyone! Three months since my last post and I myself find it hard to believe.But, it's such a relief to be painting again.Definitely, I did feel rusty and at a point almost gave up. But I am glad, I showed a little patience and completed this piece.
This was a new brand of watercolor paper I used and liked the way it behaved. I tried using a limited color palette here and satisfied with how it finally turned out, as I never expected I could even finish it after the way I struggled initially.:)
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Hi everyone! I am glad to be posting again this weekend.One painting a month is what I manage these days.I really regret this but this is the best I can do,I guess.I have to admit that I do get little lazy at times, or should I say too lazy (as suggested by delayed posts on my blog).Sometimes,you do have other priorities and at times you don't feel like painting.The start up process is the most difficult task for me in a painting.Deciding what to paint,which medium to use,what support to use, usually takes away my half time and then eventually, I end up doing nothing.:) But once I start working on a painting,it all goes with the flow and I lose track of time.
Lately,I have been working a lot with pastels.They are easy to work with and fun too.For this recent work of mine,I used a brown tinted paper.It was just an experiment and I kind of got the desired result.So,when your trials are successful,you have all reasons to be happy for.:)
Happy weekend and a Very Happy Friendships Day to all my dear friends!!