My Paintings

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Paintings from the class at Columbus Oh.
I took few painting classes with a local artist named Jim Glover during my stay at Columbus. I am glad I took the classes though it was for a very short time.
The following 3 paintings were completed during the class.

Still Life
9X12 Oil on Canvas
This is the first time I ever completed a still life. The paintings were completed in 1 hour. I was a bit hesitant to go for a still life but I am glad I did it. I never completed a painting in one sitting. This is something I want to learn so that I can do a small study for bigger paintings.

Baby Elephant Hiding from the Sun
9x12 Oil on Canvas
I would not call this my painting as most of the final stores were by the instructor showing me how to change the vegetation colour so that the elephant stands out. My greens were competing with the elephants. I will to try this on a bigger canvas in short time.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

16X20 oil on canvas board, Palette Knife Painting
When I saw this photograph I wanted to do a painting which reflects the togetherness of a family during difficult times.
I am not sure if I have conveyed the message but I loved the finished painting.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Sheep Family
16X20 oil on canvas board

Monday, February 01, 2010

Animal Family 1
This is one of the 4 paintings I am keeping the Feb 2010 show. This is an Oil painting on a 18X24 cotton canvas board. Most of the painting was done with a palette knife. It is very tough to make my mother like a painting, luckily she loved this one.
Looking forward for the feedback from the show.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I was working on the last 4 paintings for a group show in Bangalore. I was looking forward to it as the show was in a different state and it would have given me an opportunity to meet other experienced artists. Unfortunately my husband's trip got postponed. I could not mail the paintings as it was getting very expensive. So I decided to keep my animal series paintings, which I completed last year in India. I will post the series soon.
Shades of the Sky
This painting gave me a tough time as I was running against time and I do not have much idea that red and yellow take long time to dry. I worked on the second layer before the first one was completely dry so lifted some some paint from the first layer, so had to wait for a week to make corrections. I used liquin sometimes for faster drying which made the painting glossy in few places and I had no clue why. Luckily in my class I was told not to worry about it, all I need to do is apply varnish after a month and the whole painting will get the gloss.
I am very happy with the painting and the gloss here and there actually looks good. This painting was a huge learning experience related to the character of the materials.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Family on Shore
This painting was mostly from imagination. I had a very tough time deciding on the colour of the sky, water and the complete paintng itself. The actual painting looks good from a distance about 4 feet. I will probably not go for paintings without any reference, I guess I need much more pratice to do that.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Father and Child
24X 36 oil painting on stretched cotton canvas
The photo graph is a bit dark compared to the actual painting. Unfortunately I am not good at photography.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Camel Racing
I wanted to make a series on Rajasthan and this is the first in the list. I later decided to make a series on seascapes before getting back to this. I will post the seascape paintings later.