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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Childhood


Another portrait, another happy little girl ( I have not chanced upon any boys here... what to do!) Although I am not very happy with this portrait ... she is not this dark! ..it was just the harsh light of noon that was the culprit. May be I should try another portrait of her.Meanwhile you are welcome to find out where did I go wrong!
This is Manu, the five year old daughter of our cousin in Oxford.
Water colors, 12"X 9"

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

KENT

Hi folks..missed you all for past four days...but I had a really wonderful extended weekend! I got to see Kent ,a beautiful district, south to London.They call it the 'Garden of England'...and rightly so! .....Such a lovely place! We went to stay in Royal Tunebridge Wells, a lovely town with an old world charm.I got this opportunity because my mother;s childhood friend (She is a doctor,who has been living here for last 30 something years) invited us over to stay with them at their charming country house which is spread over acres of land with a lovely garden!
We stayed there over weekend and wished it could be more....had a real good time!My husband took hundreds of photos...i will share some of them with you:)


Upon arrival we saw this place which is said to be the oldest part of the town..

Couldn't resist a photo here!

The beautiful house that we stayed in....

A room with a view!.....

Arjun looks very happy on his bunkbed, posing along with his 'crewmate!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A Happy Smile

My niece Diya...I am doing this portrait for second time....hope its better than my previous effort.
Watercolor on 300gsm watercolor paper
9"x12"

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A bit of London

I have been thinking that while I am in London, I should paint something of the city.But since I not really good in painting architecture and cityscapes , I was stalling it for quite some time. the 'Eureka!' moment happened yesterday when I was going through my camera pics.I took this picture when we went to the Thames two weeks ago.These musicians were stting under the bridge and playing a lively band!..I took this pic from the bridge above. So, we settle for this!
A little bit of London, surely. If you have been to Thames, you can't miss the artists, musicians, and the funny man Charlie Chaplin ( he is next on my list!) on the walk besides the river. I loved them all.
Water color on paper

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Goldfinch

I painted this Goldfinch , inspired by photographs by my blogger friend, Fred Walsh. This is the first time I painted a bird! They also have character, you know.... It might take some more attempts to get those birds right.( The flowers were much more work!) But they are beautiful; aren't they?
Water color on CP watercolor paper
9"X12"

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Self Portrait

This is my first ever self portrait .....I dont know why I never attempted doing a SP, but when a great fellow artist David Lobenberg proposed a "self portrait paint-off", I thought of giving it a try!
I did it on my 12"x9" Cold pressed paper, using watercolors.My son gave it four stars out of five..( Fifth he saves for "excellent" which, evidently it was not!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Windows to The Words

A quick watercolor portrait I finished just now...I saw this face in my bloglist in the morning and it was on my mind since then! Thus, even though I had little time today, I completed this sweet lady's portrait as quickly as I could ( "Time Attack"!--as described by my son!)
Its a submission to a creative blog, http://windowstothewords.blogspot.com/ which invites not only paintings, but also writings and photos on the same subjects.Quite interesting.Go, Have a look!....
Watercolor on cold pressed paper 9"X 12"

My submission of the old lady's portrait is accepted and posted on the Windows to the Words art blog!