Friday, November 29, 2013

The Wise One- Owl Painting

12x9 watercolor
Have been busy with some commissions lately.Painted this bird last night, after an exhausting day at work. Funny, art doesn't feel like 'work' anymore-as long as I am  doing it for myself.I enjoyed it, might paint a few more.Owls are intriguing creatures.In Indian culture they are considered 'wise' and 'mysterious'. Hmm I like those qualities :)
Wish you all a great weekend.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Amber Skies- Elephant Painting

Having bought Quinacridone Purple from W& N recently, I though , ''why not try a cityscape with this"...!
The paper I used was Hahnemuhle(NOT) which worked very well for my elephant series.But it turned out that this paper is not ideal for washes.So my first painting failed miserably!
I painted the above scene afterwards,primarily to use up the color on my palette and also to boost my sagging confidence!Combined it with cadmium orange and a hint of cobalt blue.The purple is quite intense -- I like it.At least the session of more than two hours was not wasted. 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Herd

Last night's effort.Tried a loose approach, working wet in wet- losing and finding some edges.I like the results so I might work more on this technique :)
The herd of elephants usually consists of mother elephants with their babies...usually in 8-10 in number.However I had the biggest paper in 14x11 size so I had to reduce the number!!But they still look like a herd,don't they?
Have a great Sunday.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Elephant Blues

9"x 12"
I had created this a few weeks ago but neglected to post ...'too many elephants' I had thought. But he was adamant and made his way to the blog finally as he was sold from my Etsy Shop today :) 
Good start to my day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Portrait of an Elephant_Chestnut Brown

                                                        Watercolor painting  12"x 9"
I can't have enough of the elephants, it seems.Now I know them so well that I do not need to look at any reference pictures :) This one, despite his earthy brown color still manages to catch the eye...doesn't he.
Good news is, he was quickly lapped up from my Etsy Shop!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Flip Flops_Figurative Watercolor

"Summer and Flip Flops"
I did this one a while ago; from a picture that I took in the town on a gorgeous summer afternoon.A mom on her day out with her boys .The boys clutching their  McDonalds' bags, all heading towards the car park... happy and excited--they certainly made an interesting picture.
I painted it a bit loosely, taking a different approach...though it was neither 'loose' nor 'tight' in the end.