Sunday, November 23, 2008
6 x 8 , oil on canvas panel. Colors; White, Chrome Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, , Burnt Sienna and a touch of Alizarin Crimson.
Medium : Maroger .
I'm not too happy with the rose. That's the objective of this particular range of paintings I'm doing. To get the flowers right. :)
Sunday, November 09, 2008
Remember that, write that down where you can see it daily, and rejoice that you ARE able to afford that luxury, if you are a daily painter, or one of those lucky ones who can paint daily !! Lol.
Work seems to have taken over . With just a hour each in the morining and evening, I really couldnt fit in a painting schedule. Today Sunday , I dashed in this small 6 x 8" oil on canvas.
For the next few weeks, I will be using the same subject, roses and apples, although I may vary the fruit used. This is to help me get used to painting roses, and from there master the art of painting flowers.
Oil on Canvas, 6 x 8".
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
This is a chart I made to show the application in layers of Oil painting medium.
This is a popular approach. Your approach could vary.
Feel free to copy , print, publish, and distribute this.
(Click on image for bigger printable jpeg)
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Monday, September 08, 2008
Also on Sunday, I worked on my entry to the Anders Zorn Master of the Month (MOM) thread on Wet Canvas.
Stage Three: Color lay in
Sunday, September 07, 2008
I first did the canvas panel version, before trying out a rough paper version.
Actually, I liked the rough paper version better than the canvas one.
Oil on Canvas and paper. Roughly 8 x 10 "
The one on the right is the paper sketch.
The two versions seen side by side
The paper version:
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Ah, the luxury of being able to paint DAILY!!!!
Hope I can experience that soon. :)
Today was a holiday here in India. The famous Elephant God festival. Ganesh Chaturthi. So, took my time setting this up and painting it. Normally I paint before I go to work. So I hurry through things.
Carrots can be quite luminous. I pulled these carrots outa the fridge. They were a few days old. If you can get the reddish variety of carrots , paint them in the sunlight. The luminous orange is fantastic.
Remember, when painting metallic objects that reflect the surroundings, the metal takes on the color, in most cases, of the background. So if you are painting metal make it a point to have some the metallic color on the metal, in the background.
This is 8 x 10" , Oil on Canvas. Done in an hour and a half.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I'm hooked on Pears!!
This is a 8x6" oil on canvas panel. Im painting on a canvas after a long time on MDF boards.
Along with the colors I used on the previous pear painting, I added Mauve to the list, to get the dark background.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I always was fascinated by this lovely fruit, but never had the oppurtunity to eat it.
Pears are grown in India in the northern mountain regions, but not easily available in south India.
I always wanted to paint pears, so I went ahead and did this 6x7" oil on board today.
The painting was done live, without reference to the photo.
Pear, Oil on board, 6 x 7 ".
Time taken to paint , an hour.
Colors: White, lemon yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna, Cobalt Blue , and a dash of Sap Green.
Photo. ( Public Domain, download & use at your free will for any purpose. )
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Bottle with white Pebbles. Oil on board. 6x7"
I liked the way the bottle turned out, but am not so happy with the pebbles.
Its too soft , and I found it a tough task to add the highlights. :)
Maybe if I had pulled the white down a bit.
And here's the photo , again I did not use the photo for reference, but painted it live.
( The photo is free for your personal use.)
Sunday, July 06, 2008
This past year has been a learning experience for me! Just when you think you know everything, you hook a left, and suddenly you realise you don't know zilch! Im talking about all the factors that goes into a painting. Its like a elevator. The more you climb up, the more you can see. But you can paint from almost ANY level, no matter how much you know.
I've been feeding myself stuff about compostion, color theory, value composition , things one needs to be aware of if you are to be any good at what you do.
It will still take me a lot of attempts before I am satisfied.
Meanwhile remember at the start of this blog I 'd mention Im fighting a serious artist' block.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
I was needed to work on some 3d projects, and I now end up working full time!
So no time at present to do art. But I have worked out some free time, and i should be doing some art, although the frequency would be on the lower side.
This is a pencil sketch I did of an African elephant.