Thursday, February 27, 2014

Watercolor Portrait Painting

I have been working on a few commissioned portraits in pastels for past few weeks...can't share them until they are delivered to the client.In the meantime I was itching to do one in watercolor.A new watercolor block had just arrived and what would have been a better way to break into it! This portrait was just to check out how the paper behaved- but I went on to 'complete' I always do.
I like this new Hahnemule  Britannia matt paper, it took all my overworking kindly, texture is good.
I am beginning to like this brand.
 I would love to paint this on a bigger scale, she is so beautiful. It was painted from a picture taken way back; of a fellow artist in my life drawing session.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Elephants

I don't want my elephant population to decline, so each time one sells, I paint two more!These two were painted together, using different color schemes.Blue one is more loose, I used salt texture and wet in wet to create some blooms, not much brushwork.It looks fresh!Gold one is more restrained, but the colors are still whimsical.Hope you all had a nice weekend;I had a great one!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Woodlands Watercolor

My baby steps with tress..I love to paint all living trees also qualify!Though I would love to be able to paint them perfectly someday..well, this one turned out not so bad after all, and I am posting it here.Next time I will be trying to achieve the effect with even less brush strokes.I want my colors to merge effortlessly into each other..actually I am striving for 'no brush' effect ; just colors dropped into each other.Lets see...

Friday, February 14, 2014

Seeking Greener Pastures- SOLD

I received this happy news this morning that my latest elephant was favored by a buyer in the UK.
I had joined this gallery not so long ago, hoping to break into UK market.Though their commission is steep, on top of annual membership fees; the gamble paid off :) 
Working on a couple of commissioned portraits right now- will share soon.
The weather here is terrible; storms are lashing the whole of the UK ...I just hope everybody stays safe.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

'Hayday' Donkey Portrait

A slight deviation,but we are still in the same company! I love these peace loving, cute animals.This one I saw in a local farm sometime ago.I have painted the background this they look better on white or with a background..whats the vote?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Zebra Stripes

9" x 12"
Another gray day, another zebra painting.Though I have added some color into his otherwise black stripes.