Sunday, November 27, 2016

Day-4 of Painting Challenge on Facebook . . .


Day-4 of Painting Challenge on Facebook
This is one of my early explorations of #watercolor #painting during my college days at #VRSEC#Vijayawada. This is based on a painting by Thomas Moran, an American Artist, published in SPAN magazine I bought on the footpaths at Alankar theatre, #Vijayawada. I didn't know any techniques, didn't even know the basics of #colortheory. All I had was a limited set of poster colors and a strong desire to learn from #masters printed art works.
Details
Mediums: Camel Poster Colors on Paper
Inspiration: A Painting published in SPAN magazine
Size: 11" x 14" (28 cm x 36 cm)
Signed and DatedOct 21, 1987

Day-3 of Painting Challenge on Facebook . . .


Day-3 of Painting Challenge on Facebook
Another #painting based on an illustration by #Telugu Artist "Uttam Kumar" in Telugu weekly magazine #Andhrabhoomi. This is one of many I did in just #BlackAndWhite.
Most of my paintings that I did during my engineering college days at #VRSECnever went out of my hostel room. But, this is the only painting that got onto the "Literary Club News Board" and was displayed there for a week or so. One of my batch mates and a good friend of mine, Kiran Kakarlamudi made this happen with a caption of the following lines taken from a song:

"నీ నును పైటను తాకిన చాలు
గాలికి గిలిగింత కలుగునులే
నీ కనుచూపే సోకిన చాలు
సూర్యుడు వెన్నెల కాయునులే
నీ పాదాలూ తాకిన చాలు
శిలలైనా విరబూయాలిలే...."
Even as on today, if I happen to listen that Telugu song, this painting comes in and remains in the background.
Details

Mediums: Camel Poster Colors on Paper
Inspiration: A illustration by Uttam Kumar in Andhrabhoomi Telugu magazine
Size: 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm)
Signed and Dated: Nov 26, 1988

Day-2 of Painting Challenge on Facebook . . .


Day-2 of painting challenge on Facebook
This is also one of the early milestones of my journey with #watercolors that boosted my confidence. I was so happy with this outcome and was so proud of it for many days at my home in #Kavali where I did this one.
This is based on a photograph from a Calendar of beautiful pictures that I got from my uncle Sudhakar Jaladanki. The original picture was a lake in beautiful #Kashmir in #India.

Details
Mediums: Camel Poster Colors on Paper
Inspiration: A calendar picture of a lake in Kashmir, India
Size: 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm)
Signed and DatedAug 4, 1987

Day-1 of Painting Challenge on Facebook . . .

Day-1 of Painting Challenge on Facebook
Accepting the nomination for a 7-day Painting Challenge from one of my good Art Friends Mridula Satyamurti, I will be posting one painting each day starting from today for next 7 days. I chose to post my college days Paintings rather than recent ones in this challenge. These are the Paintings that I did when I was in my #EngineeringCollege #vrsec in #Vijayawada.
This very first #Painting is a mere copy of "Uttam Kumar"- a fantastic #TeluguArtist of those years who worked as an Illustrator for #Telugu weekly magazine #Andhrabhoomi, the one and only one Artist from India who later worked with thousands of other Artists for Hollywood animation movies. As I always say, his Paintings inspired me in my college days to hold a brush and start painting.

This is based on one of his paintings he did as part of his series in #Andhrabhoomi magazine under the title "Uttama Naayikalu". This one is one of my early watercolor paintings done with #CamelPosterColors. Needless to say that one of my best came out at the very beginning of my journey with #Watercolor Painting.
"Imitating Masters always gives an Artist a jump start with learning". Hope my Facebook friends enjoy this series. Thanks to Mridula Satyamurti for nominating me to take part in this 7-day challenge.
Details
Mediums: Camel Poster Colors on Paper
Inspiration: One of Uttam Kumar's Paintings published in Andhrabhoomi Telugu magazine
Size: 8" x 10" (20 cm x 25 cm)
Signed and Dated: Dec 11, 1988

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Keep doing like a kid...

Sketch with Ink Pen
There is no end to learning. But, it only comes to an end when you stop learning. Life gives many chances and opportunities to learn, learn from mistakes and improve upon. Each new day is nothing but another chance to learn in life. Just keep going, you don't to need impress anybody, other than yourself!

"A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude" - Willa Cather

Keep doing like a Kid. Happy sketching!

Details
Mediums: Ink Pen on Paper
Inspiration: Morning silence
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5 cm x 28 cm)