My Paintings

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Experimenting the Style
I did these paintings as a study during my class at
West Hartford Art League under Mr.Brain Cobalt.
I am glad I took this class as it opened a door for experimenting.
I had no idea such painting styles existed.
Impressionist Ruins.
A study on Impressionism. I loved this style. No pressures on colour mixing.Mostly out of the tube colours and concentration only on the value. I will definitely trying more and larger paintings in this style.
Pointillist Shepherd

Study on pointillism. I submitted for a student show at the art league. As usual I did not take a good photograph. Well before I started this I was very sure of not getting till the end of the painting as it needed a lot of patience. A painting with just different colours of dots put together? I was sure I would not like it. I was wrong it was quite interesting.

This was a still life setting during the class.

Lost in Thought - Expressionism
I did this as a study for my painting class.I had a very tough time giving a gloomy look to this painting. I am not sure how far I am successful. Initially I thought of working on the woman towards more realist but later changed my mind to keep things vague. I could not take a proper picture of the painting though.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Paintings from Jan to March

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bhanu Pratap
Completed- 07/26/08
Had to do a portrait of a family member during a portrait painting class.My husband had a tough time working on his laptop without moving. I took more than an hour.Well I guess the outcome was not bad as I was never good with portraits.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Completed 03/25/08
Pencil sketch
Source- A photograph from banaras.
I came across this photograph while browsing for Banaras photos. The picture looked very interesting but I could not draw the front view of the boats properly. I wanted to send this picture for any beginner shows but too late to correct the boats as I have already applied the final fixative.
The above photograph is lighter than its original sketch.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Inspired from Kalyanvarma's photo blog(
Did not come out as expected but still I liked this one. Need to learn a lot about colour pencils.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

IT- BHU (Through my Husband's Memories)
Completed Jan-17-08
I always wanted to get BHU onto paper or canvas for my husband. I have never seen someone love his/her school so much. I do not have much practise with paintings so decided to go for pencils and try how my idea would workout and if it comes out well then onto canvas some day in future.

I am glad I did not do it for his B-Day.I know the sketch was a disaster. There is something which is really going very wrong with the way I handle colour pencils and I have no clue about it.
This sketch kind of got me onto the ground. I was getting over confident and kind of getting obsessed with the thought that my work has to be good when it comes to pencils. This sketch was kind of an eye opener.

Conclusion a bad drawing and a bad photograph. The sketch is not as bad as this photo.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Lone Tree
Completed Jan-10-08
My first sketch of 2008- Inspired from Chetana's blog(
When I was looking at Chetana's blog(my senior), there was something in this photograph. The moment I saw it I wanted to try this with colour pencils. I had a very tough time blending the colours. The final outcome was not very smooth but I have not explored colour pencils much and have to learn and practice a lot.
I tried hard to take a good picture of the sketch but this was the best shot I could get.