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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Together....

11"x9"
Watercolor on Paper
A fun piece in loose style watercolor.I saw this couple resting on a bench in our local market May be they were tired after shopping or just enjoying the sun. I changed the background and shifted them to a park to avoid a parked car and a shopfront behind them :)
Hope your preparations for Christmas are going in full swing.
I received my package of art material this afternoon from Ken Bromley.I have ordered Arches paper for the first time; it is so expensive!Can't wait to try it.

14 comments:

  1. The painting has come out really nicely! Doesnt look like you shifted their background. I love arches, do let me know what your experience was.

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    1. Thanks Vinayak,I used Arches 300 lb NOT last evening,The paper is great, though I used it for a wrong subject- delicate waterlilies!I realized later that it has much tooth and is suitable for lager brushes and big areas to fill!SO next time I am going to try a landscape:)

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  2. A wonderful watercolor, Arti...could be anyone's mom and dad! I love the colors in this one...enjoy your new paper..what a treat!!!

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    1. Thank you, Hilda.I did this one just for fun .. Presently I am working round the clock on my sister's new year calendar( I am late already!)Since she wanted flowers this time, I am not in my comfort zone but trying out flowers is fun,too.I can't wait to share them all here.Wish you a happy holiday season!

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  3. Your figures are lovely. I think your portraits are excellent and will be following your blog with interest.

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    1. Thank you, Polly.Painting faces and figures is my passion.Glad you liked my work.

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  4. What a delightful couple and wonderful scene. I like the idea of them going for a walk together to enjoy the sun.

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    1. I see so many old couples around here, walking hand in hand, it makes me go all sentimental!This couple did not exactly display affection openly, but still- its evident that they are there for each other!
      Wish you a great Holiday Season.

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  5. The expressions are just right. Great job.

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    1. Like any old couple..they know they are there for each other!Thanks Asit.

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  6. Hi Arti. Enjoy your Arches paper - I love it. I splurged on some paper this week, too. I bought a few sheets of Fabriano Artistico. We can compare notes on paper next year. :)

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    1. Ok, so I am working on flowers right now, full 12 pages for my sister's calendar! Last night I tried Arches(its 300 lb NOT)for some waterlilies.My mistake...Lilies are delicate things- and paper's texture was a bit rough and toothy.So it was not a great marriage!Still I managed a decent piece, if not exactly super!
      The paper is nice,though.Color spread easily on it.But I should not be using it for subjects having small details.For that, Langton 140 lb paper blocks work best for me.Do tell me about Fabriano when you finish working on that.

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  7. Dear Arti:) How I love your art!! I hope to be like them when I'm grow old:) Just a wonderful watercolor. How exciting the Arches paper. I sometimes buy a sheet for 5 euro's. It's better for my wallet:) It's wonderful to paint on. I hope you enjoy it too!

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  8. Hello Renate.Since I am too lazy for stretching my paper, usually I paint on blocks of 140 lb!Painting on a 300lb paper is sure liberating- you don't have to worry about buckling, you can move your sheet around.I like it.Though ts quite expensive.I will be trying Fabriano soon, it is cheaper- I will have to see how it behaves.

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