Sunday, April 24, 2016

Indian Woman in Sari...

Indian Woman in Sari
Indian woman- yet another theme that I chose this year for my series of Paintings. For hundreds of generations, Indian women did not come out of their homes. But, this generation of Indian women changed it altogether. They are equally educated as men and proved that they are capable, stronger and even complete human-beings by all means.

For centuries, nothing could influence Indian women to change their traditional dress style which is- Sari. In recent years, the world has changed faster than ever, so as India. Indian women now are seen in western outfits and are much more free to wear what they like. But still...on any given day, an Indian woman would like to see herself a complete woman, only in the traditional and beautiful Sari.

In this new series of my Paintings, I am going to paint this traditional, yet elegant and gorgeous dress style of Indian women: Sari.

Happy Painting!

While progressing:


Details
Mediums: Watercolors
Title: Indian woman in Sari
Category: Portraits
Reference: Telugu actress Anushka's picture
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Artistico Fabriano Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press,
Paints: Winsor & Newton Cadmium Lemon, Hooker's Green, Neutral Tint, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, HWC Lavender, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple, Quinacridone Sienna
Brushes: Winsor & Newton Sable 6, Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3 and RAPHEL Pure Squirrel Mop Brush (N0. 8)

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Indian Woman Hair Style...

Indian Woman - Hair Style
Looking at some of my Paintings, one of my Artist-friends made a comment- "Giri, you always show Indian woman looking so happy & beautiful in your Paintings". One of the new themes that I thought I would do a series of Paintings this year was - Indian Woman.

I love painting Portraits and especially the hair. It's bit hard doing hair in watercolor paintings. This is my second painting of this kind. My first one can be seen here.

I also did sketch as part of doing a value study for this Painting. Here is the sketch.

Happy painting and Keep practicing!
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Details
Mediums: Watercolors
Title: Indian woman hair style
Category: Portraits
Inspiration: Random pictures
Size: 16" x 20" (40 cm x 50 cm)

Toolkit
Surface: Artistico Fabriano Watercolor Paper, 140 lb Cold Press,
Paints: Winsor & Newton Cadmium Lemon, Hooker's Green, Neutral Tint, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, HWC Lavender, Yellow Ocher, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple, Quinacridone Sienna
Brushes: Winsor & Newton Sable 6, Da Vinci Kolinsky Round Size 1, 3 and RAPHEL Pure Squirrel Mop Brush (N0. 8)