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Friday, September 13, 2013

Pencil and Charcoal Portrait

Pencil and Charcoal on Smooth Bristol Paper
14"x11"
This whole week has been rather unproductive.I have been painting but not the way I would like to.Threw away a lot of paintings! I feel there has to be a change..not really sure what I am going to do about it.
To my old friends...'Is it strange that my styles change with the medium? I am drawing realistically; and painting loose.Makes me feel weird.Is it wrong? Should I loosen up with pencil or tighten up with color?!
I may be offline for a few days and paint more...find out what is right for me.

Meanwhile, this is a sketch I did of my beloved niece Diya. She is my sister's daughter- a beautiful vivacious girl of 16,  I love her very much!

Another news--NITRAM charcoal featured me in their latest newsletter.I wish I could share the link but I will have to wait till they archive it on their site/blog.


14 comments:

  1. Arti, I think everything you do turns to gold so I'm not one to ask such a question. Your work stands proud no matter the style you work in that day. I find your graphite portraits some of the finest I've ever seen.

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    1. You are a gem, Sherry, I am blessed to have such friends...Thank you!

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  2. Your pencils are getting finer and finer by the day!!!

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  3. Arti, you niece's portrait is exquisite!
    It sounds like you are going through a major growth spurt in your art. :) Nothing is right or wrong - just follow your feelings.
    Kathryn

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    1. Arti, Kathryn has said it perfectly! We love your art, your styles work, and this one is stunning!

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    2. @Kathryn you are a great friend! And you are also right that it does feel like a growth spurt- awkward and unsettling..sometimes I am disappointed in myself.But I hope it will go away!Thanks for the support :)

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    3. @Julie I know you are there; always watching over me!Thank you for your kind words..they mean a lot to me.Love,
      Arti

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  4. Outstanding piece, Arti! I love that it looks realistic!! Your niece makes a beautiful model!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda.She is beautiful and I loved drawing her.Not sure about the style,though.but thanks, anyway!

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  5. More xpressive, well drawn, perfect technique.
    Congrats!

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    1. Thank you sergio, much appreciated.

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    1. Thank you, Liz.Nice to see you after a long time!

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