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.

Monday, 5 January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Tikkar Billa, Oil on Canvas, 24" X 20" 
A very happy new year to all my friends and fellow bloggers. Thank you for all the encouragement you guys have provided me with in the past year. I look forward to it in the coming year too. 
I composed this painting using several sources, mostly photos and a couple of face and hand sketches. I have changed the colours of the dress hoping to create a more pleasing harmony.
Thank you so much for stopping by. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Charcoal Sketches

The Gaze, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11"


Happy Girl, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11"

Tried out some new, advanced techniques in charcoal here that are bolder and riskier to what I am used to. (These techniques are new to me although they are well established for ages). No doubt I need more practice until I can make my drawings look convincing. :)
All comments and critiques are most welcome.