November 22, 2008

November Virtual Sketch Date

This time around the VSD image is a landscape. I was not very excited about the image at first, since I was in a still life mode of late and was expecting one. :-) But had a blast doing it. I went in for a very loose style, no sketching whatsoever. Just painted as I felt like. It is Acrylics on Paper.

Shadow Play
Acrylics on Paper, 6 * 9 inches
Copyright Nithya Swaminathan

Be sure to check the Virtual Sketch Date blog tomorrow to see all the entries. I am really looking forward to it.


  1. Too good, Nithya! Reminded of Impressionistic paintings. The tree foreground reminds Van Gogh's painting -,_1887.jpg.

    I love the blue and different green shades for trees.

    Great job!

  2. I like how you made sense of the somewhat confusing background and how you balanced the yellow leaves on the left with some yellow in the background on the right.

  3. Nice strong colors and intrepretation.

  4. I love that you just went for it!
    Nice bold colours.

  5. Very lively and free expression with great colors!

  6. I love the calligraphy of your brush strokes - of the branches, the leaves, and the shadows. The tree has movement, as if it is a very windy November day. Nice work. ~ Kim

  7. The colors are lively and the strokes give it life. Nice job.

  8. I love the tree's boldness, it says "here i am, notice me." the background supports this so the colors too. Great job.


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