Sunday, November 21, 2010

Eleanor Dashwood

Eleanor Dashwood, Oil on primed paper (11" x 14")

I love most of the movies based on Jane Austen's novels. "Sense and Sensibility" is my favourite. Emma Thompson was very impressive with the way she played Eleanor Dashwood, my favourite character on film.
I did this painting more than an year ago. I hope I could do justice here.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Low Tide....SOLD

Low Tide, Watercolour, (11" x 15")

I love painting boats in watercolour. I always have problems photographing my paintings. Any advice on this shall be of good use.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Boats by the beach

Hello everyone!
Wish you all a very happy Diwali. I hope you all have a great time.

I completed this painting from a photograph last evening. I am satisfied with it for certain reasons and not so satisfied for others. I particularly dont like the way I have divided the spaces on the canvas. I am thinking about cropping this one a little bit. But I am not sure about which crop would work best. So I created the following digital images from the photograph of the painting. Please take a look and tell me which one you think is the best crop.

Case 1. No cropping

Case 2

Case 3

Case 4

Case 5

Case 6

Please tell me which one you like best and why. I would love to hear the technicalities or emotional responses that are involved here. It will help to know a thing or two about how artists think.
Thank you so much!
P.S. Any other suggestions or criticisms are also most welcome.