Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Though an acrylic on paper again, this painting doesn't come from any photograph but has been entirely conjured up in my head. Not a very difficult thing to do for a woman, given the subject! :)
I have always been charmed by the round-bottomed traditional ceramic teapot that comes along with its matching set of cups. This painting is simply an ode to one of the biggest pleasures that we take for granted - sipping tea while nibbling into a piece of cake. Mmmm...
Hope you enjoy this as much as I loved painting it.
Monday, September 14, 2009
And this time I worked using poster colours instead of the usual acrylics. Well, poster colours spread better with water but the colours do not have as much vibrancy as the acrylics do.
I also captured the progress of my work through its various stages. So the first wash looked like this.
After the first wash was completely dry, I worked on the details of the railway track and its surroundings.
Then the final painting turned out this way....
My inspiration photograph for this painting came from the very interesting travel blog of Mridula Dwivedi called Travel Tales From India.
This picture was taken on a walk from Barog to Solan during one of Mridula's trips to the Himachal, accompanied by her young nephews. Click here to read the associated article.