Friday, September 27, 2013

The Red Umbrella

Back to the figures....with the rains having made a comeback and the weather turning oh-so-dreamy, I was reminded of this painting that was inspired by the magical monsoons.

I think I made this two years back but somehow never got around to sharing it here. The image took a long time to upload, probably because the background in this painting is a profusion of colours. Not sure if you can see it clearly but the major part of the backdrop is made up of little dots, in a bid to recreate the effects of Pointillism.

Wish all my readers a fabulous weekend!

Monday, September 16, 2013

On The Waterfront

Another of those innocuous pictures in the newspaper that makes for a great painting inspiration. Yes, this one is derived from one such picture I came across recently. Water and boats hold a great fascination for me somehow.... just cannot seem to bypass an opportunity to paint them.

Also ran a teaser on my Facebook page for this painting while it was in the work-in-progress stage. And got all correct answers! :)  That was some fun....

I also loved doing the little details on this piece - things like the chairs and tables lined up in front of the cafĂ©, and the green vine climbing up one of the houses. Such details add to the general aesthetic and character of a painting. And yes, enjoyed doing the water as well; it is always a favourite thing to paint because of all the colours that you can play around with!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Going Figurative

This time I thought of sharing with you my forays into the world of figurative abstracts. No artist worth their salt would ever shy away from attempting to capture the beauty of the human figure. Only how we do it differs....

Making figurative art makes me realise that I'm just not cut out for realistic portrayals. I find realism in figures a tad boring for now.... but who knows, with advancing years you may find me on the other side of the fence. That is how things go in an artist's head.... no explaining the 'whys' and the 'hows'!

The next one is more like a tribute to American greats like Jean Basquiat and Mikey Welsh.

Love the freedom that comes with art that you make by your own rules! I think I'm finally figuring out my style - bright, bold and in your face.... the kind you can love or hate, adore or detest, but definitely not ignore. :) What say, dear readers?


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