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.