Thursday, 25 June 2015

Tikkar Billa II

Tikkar Billa II, Another Game of Hopscotch, Oil on Canvas, 36" X 24"
This is perhaps one of my largest and most ambitious works yet. I have made use of several reference photos, a dozen pencil sketches and a couple of oil sketches done to resolve the facial features and the light and shadow. I am not exactly happy with the way her skirt has turned out. Perhaps I need to practise painting drapery more in my still lives. They say painting folds of cloth is a difficult job, now I know why ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by. Comments and critiques please ......
Please do point out the areas where you feel improvement can be made.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

New Watercolours

Here are a couple of watercolours that I have done recently.

EMU Shed, Moula Ali, Watercolour on Paper, 14" X 10.5" 

Cherlapally Lake, Watercolour on Paper, 14" X 20"

All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Monday, 1 June 2015

The Rag Picker

The Rag Picker, Oil on Canvas, 16" X 12"

In this portrait study I wanted to concentrate on the scarf and folds of clothing in general. I wish I had made a background a little more interesting.
Thank you all for stopping by. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

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.