Saturday, November 16, 2013

Proud of you Sachin...


Sachin created an unforgettable era in the world of Cricket.
The entire nation of India is proud of him.
Hats off to this Master Blaster!

In remembrance,
I do celebrate this moment
with this sketch
as
A Tribute to Sachin!

Media: Pen (Uni-ball Deluxe Micro Pen), Ink and Watercolors on paper (8" x 11")

Saturday, November 9, 2013

F(ol)lowing through Colors...


When harmony and rhythm flows through colors, a beautiful Painting starts taking shape. Oftentimes, I decide what to do, well in advance, when it comes to painting. But today has been different; I didn't know what to start, but I felt like doing some painting in watercolors. My mind started flashing through my long-pending wish-list of items. The weaver bird that I did recently came to my mind taking me again back to my childhood days. Suddenly, I felt like doing another bird. There comes my Rooster, Yes...My Rooster...my own childhood pet that grew in my hands which I used to take care of when I was 6 years old.

There is always something learning in everything we do. This is one of the paintings that I fully enjoyed in recent times, playing with colors as they were flowing on the paper. I was creating ways for colors to flow easily and even following through the flow with brushes, finding the rhythm and harmony in colors.

In music, the outcome of following harmony and rhythm of musical notes could be a melody. In painting, the outcome of f(ol)lowing through the harmony and rhythm of colors is a beautiful piece of life-long satisfaction.

Happy Painting ;)

 Materials 

Surface: Strathmore Watercolor Paper 140lb/300gsm; Stretched
Technique: Wet on wet
Paints: Grumbacher - Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Grumbacher Academy - Cadmium Red, Winsor & Newton Series 1A Blue 654, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Grubacher Academy Violet (Thalo Purple)
Brushes: 10 round sable, 00 synthetic Winsor & Newton, and 000 Sable synthetic blend
Mediums: water
Size: 11" x 14"

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Old Fashioned Portrait...


It's been awhile since I did a portrait. I love working in Black and White. This is just a simple attempt of an Old style Black and White Portrait with only black watercolor paint on a paper which is not even good for a  watercolor painting.

 Materials 

Surface: Strathmore Smooth Bristol Paper 
Paints: Grumbacher - Academy Ivory black
Brushes: 10 round sable, 00 synthetic Winsor & Newton, and 000 Sable synthetic blend
Mediums: Water
Size: 11" x 14" (27.9 cm x 35.6 cm)