Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Havelock Island, Andaman

Havelock Beach, Watercolour on Paper, (7.5" x 11.5")

I did this small sketch from a photograph of Havelock beach of Andaman. Its supposed to be one of the most beautiful beaches of Asia. It is a great place to be and surely an artist's paradise. 

All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Still Life with Lemons .... Oil on Canvas Panel

Still Life with Lemons, Oil on Canvas Panel (8" x 10")

Another low key still life with my dark brown TEE as the drapery. I discovered something doing this .... lemons and bottles are not easy stuff to paint ;-)

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Still life .... Oil on Canvas Panel

Wooden Coin Box and Jewelery Case, Oil on Canvas Panel (10" x 12")

Long name for a small painting. I was inspired by the still lives of the wonderful artist John Fernandes. So I set up this small arrangement and painted it yesterday evening in about 4 hours. I think I am happy with the result. I plan to paint more of these until I get a hang of such low key subjects.

I also had a little bit of news to share. Katherine Tyrell had hosted a competition on her blog Making A Mark asking the participants to name their favourite watercolourist of all times and the reason for that. My comment was selected as the winner and the prize is a calendar on Watercolour published by Tate London. You can see what the participants had to say about their favourite watercolourists here.

I am very excited about the whole thing since I did not expect to win at all.
Thank you all for stopping by.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Entry for Virtual Paintout

Just Around the Corner, Watercolour on Paper (11" x 15")

This is my entry for Virtual Paintout, June 2011. The topic for this month is New Zealand.
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

A few sketches

 Girl in Bronze, Pencil on Paper (12" x 8")

Ceramic Doll #1, Pencil on Paper (8" x 6")

Ceramic Statue, Pencil on Paper (12" x 8")

A couple of years ago I was really frustrated with the negligible progress I was making with my art. That was when I had the good fortune to be advised by one of Hyderabad's leading artists, Mr. Sanjay Ashtaputre about the virtues of sketching. I took his advice seriously and decided to concentrate only on sketching for some time. I did more than 800 sketches of all sizes and in different media in the next three months. Here are a few of those, all still lives.
Thank you so much for stopping by.