September 23, 2014

Doc's Window - Oil on board, 6 by 6 inches

I love the windows in this country, and the way people set up flowers hanging from the windows. They are so pretty and makes a walk in the neighbourhood so worthwhile. These bright red flowers were at the window sill at my doc. I was there waiting a couple of weeks ago, when I thought these flowers looked incredible bathed in the morning light. They just had to be painted. I clicked the window from both sides, so hopefully tomorrow I shall post the view from the "other side" :-)

Doc's Window
Oil on board, 6 by 6 inches
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I painted this one very differently from how I usually do. I generally tend to establish my mid tones first and then go in for the lights and the darks. Today, I laid down all the darks using Burnt Umber and some Grey/Blues. The whole painting took shape almost monochromatic. I then finished it with the flowers. The little spots of Cad Red light were done at the very end. I decided to leave the background as it is, without adding any further detail. It looked finished to me and I did not want to mess it up further. 

September 8, 2014

Lemons and Glass - Original Still Life in Oils

I have always wanted to paint plain glass. To get the transparency and "glass effect" with as minimal strokes as possible is something I find endlessly fascinating. I seek inspiration from several artists who are so good at it. This is my first ever attempt at painting transparent glass. 

Lemons and Glass
Oil on board, 18 by 24 cms (approx. 7 by 9.5 inches)
$75.00 + shipping
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One of the days when I was cleaning my pantry and throwing out unused bottles etc, I thought this one would make good practice to paint glass. I wanted to keep the set up as simple as possible, so did not spend too much time fretting over it. The lemons and my knife being favourite objects, just found their way into the set up.:-) 

September 7, 2014

SOLD - Pomegranates and Silver #2 - Original Still life in Oils

I signed up for the 30 in 30 challenge this month, knowing fully well that I would not be able to paint the first five days. We left India on the 5th early morning and reached here later on the 5th. The house and my mind are in a complete mess, after a month long vacation. To top it, we have school starting tomorrow and had to prepare the kiddo to get back to her routine. We have not yet unpacked everything, but I could manage to squeeze in some time at the easel today. I hope to catch up for the missed days over the coming weekends. 

Pomegranates and Silver #2
Oil on board, 6 by 6 inches
$50.00 + shipping
The other day when I painted these fruits in my mom's kitchen, I had clicked them from another angle. That's what I wanted to paint today. I am happy with how the vessel turned out. If I may add, the photo doesn't clearly show all the variations in the reds. Thank you for looking! 

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