Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Connecting the dots- Acrylic on Canvas- 50 x 80 cms

Trees are as much required as connectors as the girl child. Both play a synergistic role in the sum of the parts , which is more than the whole!

This Ganpati festival ( Indian religious festival ) , I have made my contribution to goodness ( Godliness?)  by hopefully spreading this thought through my painting as it hangs in the marquee.  

Some stuff

I was going through my art journey in my mind. 

Two and half years back when I started painting, I'd actually bought a canvas and some paints and brushes out of sheer desperation to take care of my dull evenings at home, when I wanted to go out but couldn't due to family responsibilities. But I somehow envisioned at the back of my mind that I would turn it into a serious thing and saw myself painting restlessly! I actually never realised when my painting activity ballooned into a movement , where I cancelled outings so I could stay at home just to paint or draw!   

I started painting to express anger, boredom, happiness and sorrow. Soon my activities turned into paint-outs which was full of anticipation and and action.

As it grew and number of paintings increased, I came to a stage where I saw only art in everything.

Some things which inspire me to draw/ paint:

1) Lakes, water fronts, sea and all kinds of water bodies.
2) Trees and peculiarities of branches and shadows.
3) Flowers , shrubs with bright flowers
4) Houses, apartments, buildings
5) Skyline with different shades of the sun
6) Slums /!!!!! ( Yes!)
7) Restaurants and people eating/ sitting/ drinking
8) Office people in different postures
9) Expressions..happy, angry, sad
10) Last but not the least..Backs of people

One of the painters who monumentally inspires me is Karin Jurick from Atlanta Georgia. I think she is one of the most thinking painters of modern age art who has a niche in the kind of art she does and who is passionate about painting! 

Well, I just handed over one of my paintings that i was working on for a social function. I will take a break and finish the other half done work. Till then...ill dream about art!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

From my sketchbook

Some more pages from my sketchbook. Hiranandani buildings and eastern express highway done from imagination with soft pastels. I actually want to do detailed plein air sketches and have sketched them a million times in my mind..but till then I'll settle for this.

Eastern Express- Sketch

A page off my sketchbook. Sights of Eastern Express highway impressioned in my mind. Done with gel pen and crayons.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Different Strokes

Different strokes left by different folks who had come to see my paintings . This is the end product, a mass of bright colours and expressions left by them!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Moi-Oil on Canvas Board- 45x 75 cms

Done with palette knives. It's a big sized board. The one I am working on is a detailed work with brushes. It will take some time.
I have got used to my loose work with the knives. So took a break with this. Had to go and buy a new box of paints as I ran out of colour in the midst of this painting.I had fun working on this.