Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
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
Thursday, June 2, 2011
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.