Monday, June 29, 2009

My brush continues to run!

Here are two more painting. First one based on MM book demo and second one my own attempt. As Mike Bailey says I am trying to get the first 500 paintings out of my way so I start to improve!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Autorickshaw (watercolour)

Here is another one based on a demo from Milind Mulick book. The perspective could have been better but I am currently not bothered about these things just now. After all I am not a professional artist, just an art student! Still trying to ensure that the colours are wet and transparent.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Painting Vs Applying Paint (Watercolour)

One important feedback I have received is that most of my paintings look dry and do not have the glow and transparency of a typical water colour painting. One of my friends very aptly mentioned that there is a difference between applying paint vs painting. I agree!

So as a good student, I am on a mission to correct the flaw. Therefore, in next few days, I am going to practice using demonstrations from various books. The obvious starting point for me was Milind Mulick's book "Watercolour" featuring most amazing works of this master. I completed 2 and half painting yesterday in one sitting. Posting the one I liked the most.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I can paint again!

In last couple of weeks I realised that it is impossible to paint when there is no peace of mind. My father was hospitalised, lot of work pressure at office, some travelling on top and I just could not paint properly. I was losing patience, giving up paintings half-way, changing the subjects (photographs) quite frequently etc etc. So finally when my father is back home and things are settling down a bit, I could produce a painting of sorts. Is this one of the better ones? Certainly not. But a lot of effort has gone behind this. So just wanted to add it here as a documentation of my realization. Surprisingly my office work happens regardless of my mood, why is that??

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Concentration (portrait)

After ages I made a pencil portrait. This is a good friend attending a lecture with full concentration. It was great working with my old partners 2B, 4B and 6B.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Before Monsoon (watercolour)

Pre-monsoon sunset in Konkan.