Friday, 28 September 2012


Sonja, Charcoal on Paper, (11.75" x 8")

A study in charcoal. This was done from a photograph of a facebook friend Sonja Ljubicic.
I just love doing these charcoal studies. Hopefully with practice I will be able to do a better job :).
All comments and critiques ar most welcome.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Phoenix Rising!

Phoenix Rising, Oil on Canvas, (24" x 30")
A few months ago I was contacted by someone for a painting of a phoenix. My initial reaction was "NO", I dont paint such fantastic stuff. Then I felt that since I am a "struggling artist" I should not be turning down prospective clients. Besides, I might just learn something new that will help me with the kind of painting that I normally do. So I finally did give it a shot.

Now, I have never painted birds in my life or even studied their anatomy. So I researched the internet for pictures of the phoenix. (in fact I didnt even know the story!). The basic idea was taken from a graphic I found here. Thanks :) I tried to model the head on that of the bald eagle with a longer beak. I had to make several sketches (atleast 15) before I could zero in upon what I wanted to paint!

This was quite an exercise for me. I have never used cad red, yellow, orange, vermilion etc is much in a painting. It felt kinda wierd to finish an entire painting without dipping in any of the blues.

All comments and critiques are most welcome. Thanks for stopping by. :)

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Introvert and Some Happy News

Introvert, Charcoal on Paper, (11" x  8.5")
The moment I saw this photo I got an impression that this girl was a little reserved, hence the title. :)
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

I got some pleasant news a few days ago that I wanted to share here. My painting "Evening Light" has been selected for the 26th South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Annual National Exhibition to be held in Nagpur. I have been sending my entry for the last 3 years,  I am glad I have finally been able to make it atleast to the exhibition stage. :)

Evening Light, Watercolour on Paper, (14" x 10")