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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Charming

This lady with a charming smile and lustrous hair is my Sister in Law. Sweet and soft spoken, I hope I have been able to bring out these characteristics in this portrait. Harsh sunlight is always tough to manage as I struggle with layers and layers of shadows....
Water colors on cold pressed paper 140lb, 11"x 8"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Innocence.....again



Innocence sleeps on the
dreaming eyelids of a toddling child
so nascent so fresh
as the drooling dews
on a quivering grass blades
the first morning of cool winter
smiles innocuously.

(courtesy: Tarapada Mohapatra )
A child is an irresistible subject...watercolor study.
9"x12" cold pressed Winsor and Newton paper

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Anonymous

I vow to love you more than any other.
I shall embrace your feet with bouquets of flowers and kisses.
I will bestow on you every worldly treasures.
I will throw myself from the highest cliff
to kill any that dared tread over your path.
Oh, you ask who I am?
I can’t tell you that……


My submission for the August challenge "Anonymous" for TheArtistsChallenge .I feel it could have been better if done in acrylics...watercolors have their limitations.I am going to paint this theme again in oils or acrylics.But for now, this is all I have got to show!
Watercolors on the 'wrong side" of the coldpressed paper.9"x12"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Purple and Proud

I love these Coneflowers..one of the reasons why I spent hours on this painting in this heat ( 37 C) and humidity; sweating all over! Acrylics dry so fast that I didn't even run the fan !
Thinking if its good enough to send to Following the Masters challenge! May be I will...
Acrylics on 18"x12" canvas board

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Walk in a park


Two elderly women taking a leisurely stroll on a beautiful , sunny day in Regents Park, London . These women were enjoying it thoroughly and looked perfect in my frame.
From a photo from my archive...

Sunday, August 2, 2009

A friend's Portrait

Ved has been a dear friend for almost about 15 years...very straight forward and simple guy.I hope I achieved both qualities in this portrait.
Water colors with a little digital processing ( as I used a reguler paper for this!)