Thursday, 4 May 2017
Felting is a new interesting craft work for me. Although many felting work is used to make simple toys I have now tried to do a painting with the felting technique. Quite a learning process, with so many pokes on my fingers from the barbed needle used for felting😢.However the final outcome was worth it,I have learned and made a good picture.😊
Friday, 30 May 2014
Finally after a very long break I struggled to make another painting.When I got hooked up with the hook crochet became all important and after fewdays my confidence to paint seems to have run away! All my previous paintings which were framed got sold and someone needed two more of my paintings . Well I sort of cornered myself to paint. Stopped my crochet work for past two days and I was itching to do something.I didnot have the courage to attempt watercolors so went for acrylic. Most of my paints have gone dry.Anway a meak attempt to do something ,safer option was painting a picture which I have already done twice!!I was glad I could break the so called silence in my art.Well I am determined to get going with crochet and painting, so see you soon and regularly.
Monday, 3 March 2014
I was away on work and had an oppurtunity to visit family too.Whenever I go visiting I come across my earlier paintings. It makes me happy to see my paintings being treasured and put up in special places.
These two were done in acrylic on canvas board and were inspired by my visits abroad during autumn.
Friday, 22 February 2013
A simple picture to try out something different from flowers. I did some experiment with the way I washed the sky.Then also the small details like the fence and trees were enhanced by drawing with ink on the watercolor after it has dried.This painting is now exhibited at the exhibition at Asset Zing.
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
The landscape with tulip flowers as seen in the Netherlands was my subject for my next watercolor painting.Many people appreciated this one at the exhibition .The red tulips in the front and then mixed colors and the white tulips made good composition. The grasses in reddish brown color enhanced the landscaping. I was very pleased with the short wall .It was real fun painting this one. Do enjoy!
Monday, 18 February 2013
This watercolor painting was done for the exhibition but I had selected mostly floral paintings to keep a theme . This one came from a picture in a travel magazine reviewing Mauritius as a holiday destination. Mmm .. good spot for my next holiday!. Painting the boat was fun but somehow the view of the sea didnot match the photograph.I love the color of the sea and it looks shallow that one can walk to the boat.Do enjoy my painting and let me know your views.
Do check out my other boat painting which is a real hit at the exhibition.This one I have done long back when I was learning watercolor painting and it is done on hand made paper .
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Hello all my artists friends and visitors to my blog .Wishing all of you a successful year with lots of colors and creativity.
My new year resolution ought to be one painting every day. Now I am able to do one every three days only.Some one warned me that the quality of my paintings will come down if I try to do it in such a rush.Well I disagree each one is giving me a lot of insights on what I could have changed for the better.Well some of the paintings are coming out well and I think painting everyday is the real experience .
This is a simple landscape painted a few days before to submit for the creative everyday challenge. I had used silver color for the pebbles in the water. Silver and golden color was in a japanese watercolor paint set I received from a japanese friend.
Working with watercolors make you put more and more color and sometimes you tend to overdo and you wish you had stopped a little before. This is what happened when I painted the mountains and the trees in this painting. But I still like the picture overall.Do visit my blog and let me know your comments.
Monday, 8 October 2012
A lazy sunday gone by . I took up an easy picture to do for watercolor practice . A picture from a greeting card. My boat misfired!
I also went to an art gallery in cochin to see a watercolor painting by two graduates from fine arts college in town. It was a nice show ,inspired me to take up my painting more seriously. There was also an exhibition by a 7 year old girl in acrylic colors. With no basic training her paintings were very good.
You may be wondering about the title yes I did crochet a neck scarf its the fun part in my life when I get an artists block .
Saturday, 22 September 2012
Today's painting is a farm house with a view of a daffodils field.This painting was done in water color and I have used aqua color pencils to highlight the flowers .I wanted to combine a landscape and flowers. The reference is from a photo in a brochure of a flower bulb company.They have grown white daffodils in the east slope of the farmhouse from where they sell flower bulbs. That is great marketing I think,showcasing your own products near your store.I would love buying those daffodils!
Its a simple painting I just left white spaces for the white daffodils. I loved painting the brick wall separating the field from the house.Hope to post more landscapes and flowers soon.Let me know your views.
Friday, 17 August 2012
The mighty mountains and landscape of Ladakh is here in my new painting in Acrylic.Shades of red on the mountains speaks out for the energy and magnificence of the region.The streams and the rivers though beautiful are overpowered by these mountains.There is no reference photos . This is just what came to mind when I think of Ladakh. Enjoy and let me know your valuable comments.
Painting in acrylic on stretched canvas(Fine Art),size 12x 24 inch.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Hi , here is my acrylic paintings of bamboo and sunflowers again . The bamboo painting in acrylic was so much liked by everyone. My friend Jalaja wanted one for her house so this was for her .Painted on canvas from fineart 24x12 inch . .
The sunflowers were earlier done in water colour . Now I have done that on acrylic on canvas from fineart size 24x12 inch.This time leaves were added to blend in to background.
Monday, 2 July 2012
I need to break this no blogging phase. Tried to do two watercolors past few days but results were not so great.
Here are a few paintings I have done with Acrylic on canvas board ,first one is the apple blossoms which I had earlier posted in watercolors.Actually I did the this picture first in acrylic and later in watercolors.
By the way everyone started asking me why only flowers? simple I love flowers and plants .Why not landscapes ? Let me study nature each little bit ,learn one by one beginning with the most beautiful jewels of nature" flowers".
Until I seek and enjoy putting on paper the hues of yet another jewel check out this landscape I did last year.Over the cliff at 18 mile drive see the lone cypress perched on the rocks along the pacific coastline. Painted this from the photograph I took when I visited California 10 years before . A beautiful day enjoying the coastal landscape.
Monday, 14 May 2012
It is sometime since I tried painting with acrylic,so I tried painting a picture I saw in a friends house. As always its my version of the picture rather than a copy. I am so fond of detailing which I am yet to master in acrylic hence i feel i could have done better.Anyway I am posting this just for comparison later.