Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Falkenberg Series: Contemplation

I'm back with another painting based on the photographs of Falkenberg that I saw here. This one also required a lot of underpainting, washes and layering but I really enjoyed doing it.

Perhaps because I finally seem to be getting the hang of how to do a painting in bits and parts rather than at one go. And have gathered the patience to let dry between coats! :)

Here is the photograph that inspired Contemplation. I really like the serenity that the picture exudes.

So what do you think of this one? In my next post I'll show you what I do in between my painting sprees. Now that is another story.... so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Road To Eternity

Just finished my latest work; it was a tough one to do. There were too many colors and too many washes involved, and perhaps this wasn't the correct choice of picture for a raw beginner like me.

Anyway, I have come away from the experience with quite a few learnings. And most importantly, I have realized that I have to be a more patient artist. I just can't seem to wait for previous washes to dry before starting out with my loaded brush again!

Though when I look at this picture of the drawing, it does feel like the camera did not quite do justice to it. The interplay of light and shade in the finished painting does look much better upfront, believe me! For the record, this one is also inspired by the Cotswold countryside in the UK.

How I envy my friend for actually being able to travel down this road and watch these glorious Fall colours. And thank her for sharing this lovely photograph that inspired me to be creative with my colors and brushes. :)

Till the next paint outing....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Coastal Europe: Falkenberg

As promised in my last post, here is the official preview of my next painting. This was inspired from a photograph of the European coastal town of Falkenberg that I came across in the blog A Home Far Away.

Do hop over to see some more of the lovely pictures that blog author Gunilla has put up of her vacation in this area in July.

Meanwhile I am trying to work on my next. I have to work out a way of not getting interrupted in the middle of my work... that by far seems to be my biggest challenge right now. Phew!

Comments, suggestions and reactions are welcome, as always.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

New Email ID and Painting Update

Hello there! This blog now has a brand new email ID. And no prizes for guessing the email address... It is, very predictably, creativerumblings@gmail.com. You will find the link in my right sidebar. So hope to hear from my readers soon!

As for the painting update, August has started off totally wasted. I have slipped my target again and have not been able to paint anything for almost two weeks... and worse, I have spent the last couple of days moping about it. Not the best place to be in for doing anything remotely creative! But then I was unwell last weekend, and budding artists are allowed some sick leave.

Today my dearest hubby has been an angel in disguise and has bailed me out of my sad plight by chipping in whole-heartedly with humdrum housework. So this afternoon I finally got cracking again, and finished another as-yet-unnamed painting. Will show it around here soon... be on the look out! :)


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