February 6, 2011

Reluctant beginner - Impressions of a European Summer

This is one of my favorite pieces in the ongoing series, if not the favorite. I completed this one yesterday and today I found quite some things to tweak, but still like the overall output and mood of the picture.

Reluctant beginner
Acrylics on Canvas, 8 by 8 inches
© Nithya Swaminathan

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I decided to paint this one seeing the little girl and her cute little swimming dress. Initially I started sketching both figures in full, the girl and her dad. But my canvas isn't too big and the girl became insignificant in the picture when the dad was done in full size. I then struck gold with this crop and loved it to bits. This way, the focus I believe is on the girl and her pose. Let me know what you think.

In other news, Facebook email has been activated for me since sometime last week. My first thoughts are not very positive about it, I don't like a lot of features or lack thereof. What I like though is having a mail id with just my first name. :) It being a very common name among South Indians, I have never had one just with my first name so far. Trivial pleasures I tell you!


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