Tuesday, December 29, 2009


I hope all of you had a great Christmas..as I send out my heartiest wishes for the coming new year to all my blogger friends,I couldn't resist adding a bit of color to it! I did it some days ago--not planned, I just let the colors flow on the paper.I could see many imperfections in this and wasn't sure I wanted to post this but it always gives me a warm feeling when I share an artwork with you and on this new year , I certainly want to feel all warm and fuzzy!
Lets usher in this new year with the sweetest thoughts, lots of love and happiness for all.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

In Black & White

I started this sketch because I wanted to draw someone beautiful...but soon realized my mistake of not choosing the 'right' subject! ( She is Alicia Silverstone, but I did not work on the likeness factor very much, here-- so you may not recognise her!) The problem was that her face did not have any shades..no gradients to work upon - so it got a little boring and I decided to speed up things and get over with it!
I hate leaving something unfinished, so I did complete this sketch, but honestly, not much time was spent on this one. About 2 hours.I think I need to find better paper...this cartridge paper shows through so much that dark tones are spoiled. I can't achieve the desired smoothness...
Any suggestions?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DSDF swaping portraits challenge

Here is the portrait that I submitted to DSDF challenge this year.I don't know the name of this elegant lady, but she is a fellow artist and blogger, and she will paint my portrait in turn; which you can see at Karin's blog Different Strokes from Different Folks.

There are many, many of them to come! Have a nice Day!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Lily for the weekend

I won't be painting much in next 2-3 days so this lily will be with you till I come back!
Happy weekend...
watercolor on paper

Monday, December 7, 2009

Finished version

Spent another two hours on this one as I was not satisfied with the first take. Background needed darker finish and face also needed some tweaking...I feel its better now.What's your take?