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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In Search

Watercolor on Saunders Waterford CP paper
20''x13''

I have often felt guilty about abandoning my portraits.Well, this is just an effort to get back into the groove.I love to paint people's portrait but lately it has been kind of difficult to find subjects or willing models as everyone is so busy! I hope to get some new material on my next visit to India.Folk over there,especially in my hometown Rishikesh; seem to prefer a slower pace of life.The place is full of spiritual people who would spend hours on the banks of river Ganga, just meditating. This old man was offering his prayers at the river,too.He obliged very kindly when asked for a few pictures.This painting has turned out well so I plan to paint him at least once more, in a different profile.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bourbon_ Horse_Watercolor

Another horse portrait, this time in golden brown, finished this afternoon.I have worked a bit closely and diligently on this one and I hope it looks good! Reference picture was provided by Alexandra from Pixabay- I don't have easy access to horses :)

14" x 21"
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford CP paper 140 lb


Friday, June 17, 2016

Dark Horse and Some Thoughts...

Dark Knight
14x20
Watercolor on Arches 140 Lb cold pressed
I haven't been painting for last two days..a bit of a block as I can't decide what do I want to do now>watercolor?Pastels? Animals? Boats? Portraits? After much thought I figured that painting was not happening so I better catch up on some reading and writing instead, at least till the time inspiration strikes again.

This horse was painted last month.It was scary dealing with such intense color and I did not have any plan. I just went with my gut instinct- and a large squirrel mop! I actually finished it as it lay on the floor and I bent over to apply my color, stepping away every two seconds.
It was mainly DS moonglow coupled with DS Burnt Orange (which has become a staple in my palette) and some Payne's Grey.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Emerald Elephant_Watercolor

10"x14"
Watercolor on Arches cold pressed paper

SOLD now

Finished yesterday, this one was painted with just two colors- winsor blue and quin. gold.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Oh Brother..

watercolor 10"x14"

Hard to believe its has been months since I posted something. I do hope to change for better!
Here is the latest watercolor, painted yesterday.Love these little creatures.Great to see most of you still very active, I will be visiting soon x