Thursday, May 31, 2012

Everyday Art_7

Some more play with color.
I know, this cockerel looks like Jean Hainse cockerels.I must say I like her work and I like to paint in the same way! But this was not an intended copy; I was using my imagination and this happened :)
Watercolor on paper A4 size

Monday, May 28, 2012


Some more practice...this is Sydney- the beautiful little daughter of my husband's friend; looking happy as she sits in her pillow bunker surrounded by countless pillows!.. Incidentally, Sydney is expecting a baby brother very soon, and I will be having a new model - depends on whether her mom likes this portrait !
Watercolour on paper, 14"x10"

Friday, May 25, 2012


 "Mates" completed.But as I said earlier, I don't know if its better or worse :) I let the first layer dry for a day before working more all over the painting.It was scary... I was afraid of spoiling it all, yet I wanted to finish it.
So, here it is- a bit darker than I would have liked but not bad...what do you think?
Watercolor on 14"x10" paper block

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mates WIP

The painting I have been working on recently.Horses are my second favorite subject after people.I guess it because of huge possibilities and potential.One can dabble endlessly on them and they still look good!:)
I am not sure if this painting will go for better or worse from here.....wait and see!
Watercolor on 14"x10" cold pressed Langton Block. I liked these gummed pads as they provide ready to use surface, without any fuss of stretching the paper first.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Demure ...again

  A print of this pencil sketch was sold yesterday on Fine Art America! This piece is among my most liked artworks...but the credit also goes to the photographer ( Mr. Mostafa Moftah)on whose image it was based.I loved this shot and Mr Moftah was very kind to allow me to use this for my sketching practice!I had no idea at that time that it was going to be popular in itself one day.I hope he doesn't mind now  :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Out of Shadows

Another painting in my favorite colors..I was just pushing paint on paper when the face started to emerge.I followed it and the result is now for you all to see.'Wet in wet' technique used here.

Friday, May 18, 2012


I know I am very much off-target! No paintings in whole week that has gone by.Actually I did some dabbling but nothing was good enough to post.Plus I had an animation assignment which took up most of my time.The quick watercolor sketch above is of Adora.I can call it a commissioned portrait as her father asked to me to do it for her blog .He got her at the age of 56 and now he has devoted and entire blog to put her daily portraits done by various artists in their individual styles! You can check out this blog to get the whole story!my theme was 'Adora in Indian Saree' and the dad likes it very much!He will be posting is soon.
So this is my work of yesterday, now I am going to splash some paint again ( having spent a small fortune on my art supplies this morning)
Have a great weekend, you all....

Friday, May 11, 2012

Art Everyday_5

Today's work.I have tried to work out  what color goes well with the greens! Added some textures by using plastic wraps .......guess I still have to work on losing the hard edges.
Watercolor on paper 12"x9"

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Failed Attempts

No paintings to post today..I have painted many, but all went into the bin! The day is so Gray and overcast, it has been raining for a whole month- it has really dampened my spirits :(
I am expecting some output tomorrow.........

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What a Day..............!

I have some really good news to share today.
First, my Group exhibition opened this evening and it was wonderful! Lots of people, lots of artists, lots of encouragement.

Second, I sold my first artwork through FineArtAmerica today.Check the link for the artwork.

Now, for today's artwork.........
I did another portrait today, a big one.This is my newest niece Ipsita, whose name in Hindi means "the desired one".She is just two months old and this my be her first portrait :)
 It has been one of the best days.............:)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Blooms -Art Everyday_3

Some more blooms...more experiments with textures; it goes well with this subject!I have used salt on this one to create some interesting patterns.Any more ideas, anyone? .The picture is cropped short as I used a page with some pre existing colour smears...I hope its good enough for everyone to see what it is.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Princess_Art Everyday 2

This is Jayda, the fourth in my commissioned series for Sherry.She has sparkling eyes,long silky hair and a mischievous smile; a lovely subject to paint.We will consider this today's artwork!Here s to you, Sherry!
Have a happy Sunday....
Watercolour, 9"x12"

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Art Everyday_1

I have decided to explore color and texture initially.This is my first attempt.Started out as blue strokes but in the end, I managed a hanging basket of white flowers!....I have used various methods for creating texture and I thoroughly enjoyed the process.I hope you enjoy this artwork,too.Any critiques are welcome.

Yesterday I also submitted three watercolours for a Group Exhibition here in Basingstoke.
Spring Exhibition - 2012 at ‘The Street’, Queen Mary’s College, Cliddesden   Road,   Basingstoke.The Exhibition opens on Tuesday,8 th May and runs till 18th May.I hope to meet many new people and also receive a good response.

Happy Weekend!
Watercolor on paper, A5

Friday, May 4, 2012

Golden Girl

Yesterday I finished this portrait for my dear friend Sherry.This is her grand daughter Jordan, a beautiful girl with long golden hair.I will soon be shipping the original to her along with her three cousins; thank you Sherry for having trust in me :)
Watercolor on paper, 12"x9"
For all my friends here, from today, I have decided to paint a piece everyday.What I  really want is to loosen up, bring more expression and life in my watercolors.I guess painting a lot will help!Get ready to see some action everyday :)