Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Sketch of a girl - a master copy

Sketch of a Girl (after W Bouguereau), Oil on Canvas, 14" X 12" 
To say that I am a huge admirer of William Adolphe Bouguereau would be such an understatement. I enjoyed doing this alla prima master copy and also it was a wonderful learning experience. I will be doing a few more these copies and hopefully achieve a better likeness :)
Thank you so much for stopping by. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Still Life with Onion, Garlic and Grapes

Still Life with Onion, Garlic and Grapes, Oil on Canvas, 14" X 18"
I have painted this still life after a long time. I think it is a very good subject when trying to fine tune basics of values, edges etc. One doesn't have to hire a model and yet one can reap all the benefits of painting from life. Besides there is no need to feel embarrassed if the painting gets screwed up :) Perhaps thats why Still Life is one of my favourite genres.
Thanks for stopping by. Please do leave your valuable comments and critiques.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Charcoal Triptych

Charcoal Triptych, Charcoal on Paper, (9.5" X 21") (9.5" X 7" each) 
I love doing these charcoal studies. They are not very time consuming, an hour for each and are a great exercise in values. I mostly use pictures I find on the internet that are not copyrighted. 
All comments are most welcome.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Mallapur Morning

Mallapur Morning, Watercolour on Paper, 20" X 14" 
This is another place very close to my home. I did this from a photograph I took with my phone one morning. I love the wonderful orange that seems to fringe most objects at sunrise. I hope I was able to capture a bit of that in this painting. 
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Rainy Day, Seminary Hills

Rainy Day, Seminary Hills, Watercolour on Paper, 14" X 20" 
Seminary hills is a lovely place in my hometown, Nagpur. It has a lovely forest-ish feel to it with dense vegetation and if you are lucky you might see a herd (is that the correct word ?) of antelopes crossing the road. This painting was done from a photograph taken on a rainy day :) I kept spraying water every once in a while to try and maintain the wet look.
All comments and critiques are most welcome :)

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Kazipeth Junction

Kazipeth Junction, Watercolour on Paper, 20" X 14" 
Did this one from a reference pic that I took as our train was about to start. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Moula Ali Yard III

Moula Ali Yard III, Watercolour on Paper, 20" X 14" 
I love painting trains and associated stuff and so I find railway marshalling yards very interesting. This place is very close to my house and mostly quite deserted. Therefore painting en plein air is not a problem. It took me about 2 hrs to finish this. There were a few passers by who stopped for a while to watch me paint, but without creating any disturbance. All in all it was good fun coupled with substantial learning.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.