Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Smiling Black Haired Girl- Portrait in Pencil

This is one of the 12 sketches that we used in our our 2012 calendar.This is an asian girl, probably Srilankan; with gorgeous hair and beautiful eyes.
A3, pencil on paper.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Waiting for the Spring - Watercolor Tree

Trees all around are sporting the 'bald look'.The beautiful mass of these entangled little branches attract me a lot.I have taken a lot of pictures of these beautiful trees in winters.This watercolor is a tribute to these tiny soldiers braving the winter!
Watercolor on Cold pressed paper, 12"x9"

Monday, February 20, 2012

Mom , I am tired...Charcoal Portrait

We went to see the harbour city Portsmouth last week.Arjun doesn't like walking around very much and by the afternoon, he was tired...You can imagine how tough it was to drag this guy along!
I drew this last night from a photo that I took of him that day.I would call this " Mom, I am tired!"  :)
This is a 15 minute charcoal sketch on normal printing paper A4 size; all I could manage whole last week, as Arjun had his half term holiday and hubby had also taken leave from his work!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Self Portrait

This is a second time that I have done a self portrait; first one was about three years ago!
The reference photo was taken by my husband in summers.I always thought it was too strong,too close- as I tried to stare into the setting sun....But today as I thumbed for subjects, I came across this one and thought- "why not!"
Today being cloudy and dull, the photo didn't come out great; sorry about that.
Watercolor on A4 sized cold pressed paper

Monday, February 6, 2012

Snippets of Life, in Watercolor

Winter and summer..together, hand in hand! I was unable to find a subject to paint last week.This is what I did instead- small watercolor sketches from my old photos.Bottom one was done first, then I decided that 'less' was 'more',and did the top one with very light  amounts of color. I like that one better!
All these were different photos, I just put them together.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Snippets of life-1

This is what I did last night ...from a photo in my phone; taken some time ago.These two were heading towards the buildings across the street while I was standing on the pavement, down the stairs.
Thinking of working more on buildings now.