Sunday, January 25, 2015

Happy Republic Day - INDIA...

Obama - Modi
Happy Republic Day INDIA!

As India celebrates it's 66th Republic Day today, the entire world turns and looks at India. The US President Mr. Barack Obama is attending this celebrations as the Chief Guest with the First Lady Michelle Obama and making it even a historic celebrations.

When I came to US, to my surprise, few even asked me where exactly India was on the earth. Since then India emerged as one of the strong countries on the earth. I am hoping the country reaches new heights under the leadership of Mr. Narendra Modi.

All the best to India and Happy Republic Day to all Indians!

I am glad I took time to record this historic day in my Art.

Happy painting ;)

Details
Title: India's 66th Republic Day
Mediums: Watercolors
Size: 14" x 11" (35 cm x 28 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Canson Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press
Paints: Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Permanent Sap Green, Cadmium Lemon, Ultramarine Blue and Neutral Tint
Brushes: Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3, 5 and 8

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Hindu Temple...

Hindu Temple
Hindu Temples are rich in Art. With amazing architecture, sculpture and paintings, every temple shows and stands as an evidence, generation after generation, of how skillful previous generations were.

Art, in some form or other is part of everybody's life; probably it was more into life in previous generations.

I always get lost into the amazing sculpture whenever I go to any Temple in India.

This painting is based on a picture I came across in Our Andhra Facebook page.

Happy Painting! ;)

Details
Title: Hindu Temple
Mediums: Watercolors
Inspiration: A photograph found on Our Andhra - Facebook
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Artistico Fabriano Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press
Paints: Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Violet, Quinacridone Gold, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Neutral Tint, HWC Light Red and Chinese White
Brushes: Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3, 5 and 8

Sunday, January 18, 2015

My Year of Watercolor Exploration...

2015 Calendar of my Paintings
When I was choosing my last year Paintings for a 2015 Calendar of my own Paintings, I felt quite happy to realize that I did not let a single month go by without doing a Painting. I remember, I started January of last year with the theme of "Flowers". Did a series of paintings of just Flowers. Last year, this month- I was learning, practicing and exploring various techniques that I read in books, also trying various brands and qualities of material.

Few years ago, I was dreaming to come back to my Art which took a pause for a long period in my life. I am glad I only paused it, not bypassed it.

I can certainly call the year 2014 as "My Year ear of Watercolor Exploration".

Happy Painting ;)

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Cruising into another New Year of my Art World...

Regal Princess Cruise Ship from Princess Cays Island, Bahamas
Regal Princess Cruise Ship from St. Thomas Island, US Virgin Islands

I thought the last painting I did was my last one for last year, 2014. But my cruising of painting for last year didn't pause there. It continued even on the Cruise Ship that we went on for our vacation right after the Christmas.

I am glad that I took my Watercolor Painting Kit with me and found an hour or so on two days to do two quick paintings of the Regal Princess Cruise Ship based on the pictures that I took from Princess Cays, Bahamas and Saint Thoma, US Virgin Islands.

It was a memorable and fantastic experience sitting in a private balcony on the Cruise Ship and painting as the Ship was cruising in the marine blue waters on the ocean.

Happy Painting & Happy New Year!

Details
Title: Regal Princess Cruise Ship
Size: 14" x 11" (35 cm x 28 cm)
Source: My own Photographs I took from Princess Cays and St. Thomas Islands

Toolkit
Surface: Canson Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press
Paints: Cool and warm colors from my Palette
Brushes: Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 5 and 8