Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nātyānjali-8: Indian Classical Dance...

Nātyānjali-8: Indian Classical Dance
This is just a continuation of the series of Paintings on one of my dream subjects- "Indian Classical Dance".

Happy Painting!

Details
Mediums: Watercolors
Title: Nātyānjali - Indian Classical Dance
Category: Random portraits - from pictures
Inspiration: A picture of Shobhana
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Artistico Fabriano Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press
Paints: All colors from my Palette
Brushes: Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3 and 5

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Magic of Colors...

Magic of Colors
To make my boring weekend little interesting, I just wanted to play with colors. I started with an intention to do a colorful abstract painting but ended up doing a colorful portrait instead. In the beginning, I thought I was only painting for the bin. I am glad it didn't end up in there.

Colors can truly change moods and can turn a boring day into an interesting day. Boring can also be inspiring sometimes...it's all in our hands ;)

There are no short-cuts to improvement. The only path is PRACTICE!

Keep practicing. Happy Painting!

Details
Mediums: Watercolors
Title: Magic of colors
Category: Random portraits - from pictures
Inspiration: Boring Day
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Arches Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press
Paints: Winsor & Newton Burnt Sienna, Opera Rose,  Cobalt Turquoise Light, Ultramarine Violet and Ultramarine Blue
Brushes: Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3 and 5

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Nātyānjali-7: Indian Classical Dance...

Nātyānjali - Portrait of Kamal Haasan from the
Telugu movie Sagara Sangamam
The series of my paintings on the subject of "Indian classical Dance" will only be incomplete without at least one painting based on the movie Sagara Sangamam - one of greatest Indian movies of all time on the same subject.

This is the movie that inspires me on any given day. The Classical Dancer role played by Kamal Haasan - the most versatile and multi-talented actor of Indian Cinema, is heart-touchingly designed and directed by director Sri K.Viswanath.

As the movie inspires me every single time I watch it, I am happy, now this painting doubles that inspiration every time when I look at it.

In the climax of this movie, as it is rightly ends by saying- THERE IS NO END TO ART!

Keep Getting Inspired and Keep Painting!

Details
Mediums: Watercolors
Title: Nātyānjali - Indian Classical Dance
Category: Random portraits - from pictures
Inspiration: The Movie Sagara Sangamam
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

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