Monday, August 29, 2011


Still Life with Veggies, Oil on Canvas, (10" x 12")

This is another of my firsts. I haven't painted vegetables before. I wish I had made the spring onions a little more convincing.
All comments and critiques are welcome.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Plate and Fruits

Plate with Fruits, Oil on Canvas, (10" x 12")

This is my first painting with fruits. I hope they do appear convincing. This one was done alla prima, just like all other paintings of mine. I have come to realize still life painting can be a very convenient thing for making various experiments with squinting etc. because there is no time limit, no model that moves and if painted with indoor lighting colours and values also remain constant. It would be really great to know your opinions on this and also the painting.

Thank you all for stopping by and taking a look.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Female in Profile

Female in Profile, Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 10"

I did this from a photograph I found on Deviant Art. The owner of it (also the model here) allows people to use her photographs for art work with prior permission. She calls herself Curious Peaches.
I hope I haven't made this beautiful girl look like she has a case of typhoid or jaundice (with so much of cadmium yellow being used there). I find it is really difficult to make warm  mixtures look bright. When I add white to make a mixture bright to simulate the bright light, the mixture invariably starts appearing cool. Many of you must have gone through this problem and might have found excellent solutions for it too. Any suggestions in this matter shall be more than welcome.

Thank you all for stopping by.