Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is my submission to the DPW's Holiday Cheer Challenge hosted by Carol marine.The challenge was to paint anything that is meaningful to you this holiday season.This pretty girl in her Santa cap seems in tune with the theme.Happiness, joy and hope in her eyes and happy smile on her lips...
Merry Christmas to all of you, my friends.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Grandma Waiting

Some more practice over the weekend...could this be a lonely grandma waiting for her family to visit her ?

Watercolour on paper, 12"x9"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Watercolor Portrait

One thing I don't like about the watercolors is that you can't "repair" a work if things go wrong.
This is a spontaneous portrait (without much sketching) which I did from a black and white reference photo...
I wanted to use less paint but as it happened, I overdid it again and lost my highlights.I had to use my conte (another experiment) sticks to minimize the damage...or may be it did more damage!?
Its here, after much deliberation.An old lady from India :)

Friday, December 9, 2011

Life Drawing Study

Nothing much happening right issued the "Life Drawing Class" by Lucy Watson from the library for study purpose, A good one.This drawing was done from a photograph from the book.I have used pastel pencil and conte on black craft paper.Limited palette.
Hope you all have a great weekend...Happy shopping for Christmas :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Little Boy - Portrait in Pencil

I am getting more and more confident of doing dark skin tones- and loving it,too!Just a little charcoal in some areas.
A3 size white paper, 2H, B, 4B pencil and willow charcoal stick.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Fun Day

This is a small painting, A4 size-- an attempt at figurative painting...But now I think i should have painted on  a bigger surface.Painting the face was tough as I had to squint to see what I was doing!Or was it my eyesight?!!
It was a photo of my son, on a sunny day in the park with his football.