Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Moving outdoor!

Since January first week, I have joined a group which meets and paints over weekends. This provides me an opportunity for live sketching as well as outdoor painting on site. Few days back I traveled with the group to the west coast of India on a painting trip! Here are few paintings I did based on sketches/paintings made on-site. These ones are done at home based on photographs/original sketches. I have given myself 3 years to become a decent outdoor painter! let us see how it goes.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Few more portraits

Here are few more portraits. I have realized that live portraits done in 15 minutes are significantly more satisfying than those painstakingly created based on photographs - especially if the model looks like the portrait!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012

Outdoor Finally

Finally I joined a group where I can spend the weekends painting outdoors. I have been painting based on photographs and the shift to plein air is a big change. I spent yesterday session mainly in sketching. At the end of the session we were lucky to have a 90 year old man agreeing to pose as a model for portrait. Here is the portrait I made with pencil originally - added a dash of color later on to give it the real personality of the old man!!