Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wah Taj...

Taj Mahal
Wah Taj....!
The moment of saying this, standing in front of Taj Mahal has never come in my life. I hope a day will definitely come to go and see this amazing monument of Love. It's been one of my to-do dream paintings and sculptures.

This is just an attempt of learning watercolors. Though I started this painting almost an year ago, it's only in the last few days, I could touch it again and call it completed.

I will definitely attempt it again in a big way in coming years.

Happy Painting ;)

Materials 

Mediums: Watercolors
Surface: Beinfang Watercolor Paper, 140 lb. 207 GSM
Size: 9" x 12" (23 cm x 30 cm)
Paints: Grumbacher - Violet, Winsor & Newton - Raw Sienna, Cobalt blue, Hooker's Green, Rowney Georgian - Burnt Sienna, Ultra Marine Blue
Brushes: 10 round sable, 00 synthetic Winsor & Newton, and 000 Sable synthetic blend

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Two Roses...


I continued to paint flowers, the theme chosen in January, 2014 for exploring the beauty of flowers and colors with watercolor painting. Along the way, I learned many things and applied few techniques that I learned from books.

I applied the fooling techniques in this painting and enjoyed free flow of colors on the paper:
  • Masking fluid
  • Table salt
  • Loose painting
Materials 

Mediums: Watercolors
Surface: Strathmore Watercolor Paper 400 Series, 140lb 300 g/m2 (unstretched)
Size: 12" x 16" (30 cm x 40 cm)
Paints: Grumbacher - Violet, Winsor & Newton Olive Green, Hooker's Green, Grumbacher Academy - Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Rowney Georgian Ultramarine Blue
Brushes: Da Vinci 36 Kolinsky Round Size 8, 5, 2

Stages

Stage-1
Stage-2
Stage-3

Stage-4
Stage-5

Saturday, February 15, 2014

My New Art Friends ;)


My new Art Friends

Artist's Loft Watercolor Pad, 140 lb / 300 g/m2, 9 in x 12 in Cold press, 24 sheets

Bought at Michaels, not that expensive. I bought this for my daily watercolor painting. I am carrying this with me in my backpack to do pencil sketches on the train and do painting at home afterwards.

Canson Watercolor Aquarelle Cold press 140 lb / 300 G, 11 in x 14 in, 20 sheets

Bought from Blick Art online, little expensive. I wanted to try different watercolor papers and see which one I like most.

1 1/2 inch Flat wash brush

Realized that a brush like this needed for wetting the paper for doing any backgrounds. Very expensive one. Bought from Blick Art, online.

Also bought  a sheet of 300 lb Arches watercolor paper from Blick Art- This is supposed to be the kind of paper that all Artists say, there's nothing like this....yet to try and experience painting on this heavy weight paper surface...of course it is expensive too.

Happy Painting ;)

Shirley Temple...

Shirley Temple
Portrait of Shirley Temple, who lifted America's spirits as a bright eyed, dimpled child movie start during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat.

She died at the age of 85 and this painting is a tribute to her and is based on a black and white picture from a news paper.

Materials 

Mediums: Watercolors
Surface: Artist's Loft Watercolor Paper 140lb 300 g/m2 Cold press
Size: 9" x 12" (22.8 cm x 30.4 cm)
Paints: Grumbacher - Violet, Winsor & Newton - Opera Rose, Raw Sienna, Rowney Georgian Ultramarine Blue
Brushes: Da Vinci 36 Kolinsky Round Size 8, 5, 2, and 000 Sable synthetic blend