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Friday, June 7, 2013

Blond and Handsome

Watercolor 7"x5"
Another small watercolor...I realized later that I could nor achieve the desired softness in his face because the paper I used was 'grain fin' !I will be doing some similar subjects again, using a smoother paper.

I have been refraining from pastels for some time- as my cough is still persistent.I don't have any evidence that pastels caused it- but since the doctors are clueless, I may as well stay on the safe side.( Though I love pastels and its tough forcing myself to stay away)
I visited the clinic this morning only to find that my chest X-Ray was fine, and they really don't have any clue as to why I am still coughing after three months!Trying on some steroids this week.Lets hope they work.
Till then, I am back to watercolor and pencil...

11 comments:

  1. I actually like the texture that you achieved in this piece...Wonderful light on his face and his hair is amazing as well!! I'm glad your X-Ray was fine, Arti. I always have an annoying cough as well but I think its from sinus problems. As far as pastels, I'm careful not to blow and "try" to use my mask..which I have to admit I don't use it like I should!!

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    1. Glad you did! I liked the light on his face and hair.The picture was taken from a long distance as he hopped along with his mom.I also wanted to see if darker backgrounds look better.
      And as for pastels, I am going to stay away for a few more weeks.I love them but it looks like they triggered some kind of allergic reaction that just won't go away...my mom is unable to understand why can't I just 'leave them alone' for a while! :)he he we know why!Don't we...?

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  2. Your watercolors are great. I like the expression. I hope the pastels aren't the problem. You do them so well.

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    1. Thank you, Tony.Sadly it seems that pastels are the root cause of the problem, may be I am more susceptible to allergies.In any case I have to take a break.Well I see it as an opportunity to try acrylics!

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  3. I think the texture is just great and the work is overall great. Keep painting and get well soon.

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    1. Thank you Asit; I need all the good wishes :)

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  4. Another wonderful piece, Arti. I think any medium suits you! So sorry about the pastels since you have a growing love of them!

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  5. The portrait is wonderful, fine grain paper or not! The colors are so striking. And I am very glad to read that your x-ray is clear!!!

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  6. Beautiful portrait, Arti. Love the light on his face. I hope you get better! Hugs.

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  7. Lovely portrait Arti. All the best.
    Vic.

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  8. Thank you Sherry, Kathryn, Anna And Victor, really appreciate that.

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