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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.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Chit Chat

Chit Chat
12"x9"
A new figurative work.I cropped the reference picture of a lot of people sitting around in a park, to focus on these three women.I like to paint figures but I am not sure about my results.This time I have tried to paint them realistically; spending a bit of time on this small painting.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Portrait of a Pretty Girl in Funky Sunglasses

17"x 14" 
A portrait after a long time.This is a friend of my husband and the reference picture was taken at a charity event on a gloriously sunny day as she stood texting away! I had tried a new paper- ''Fabriano Artistico'' for this and though I liked the paper in general; it was difficult to control the paint on large areas...or may be its just me-- I am just not patient enough!:)
Anyway, I am thinking of submitting this one to an upcoming exhibition where the theme is 'recreation'.Texting can be counted as 'recreational activity' ..right?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Tall Tale

9"x12"
Here is another cutie..I am getting to know them.Next one might have different colors,though.I might experiment some more...
This weekend was beautiful, and I happened to visit a farm to see various kinds of deer, sheep, goats,roosters, --a whole lot of them...there were some very cute donkeys and ponies,too!
Can't wait to paint some.(Its looks like I love all the grass eating animals)