Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Pablo Picasso

Thursday, December 29, 2011

O'er the hills and vales- Oil on Canvas

This is a small oil done on canvas, copied from a card with a similar picture. The strokes are quite mature and smooth. She has yet to get used to the thick oil paints, as they are new to her. There were some trees which she apparently painted but removed . this is a point to note, as this indicates that she has understood the versatility of oils, as opposed to other media! I hadn't expected this...or maybe she has seen me doing this at times.... altering/ removing the entire backdrop from a painting and the learning was there in her subconcious.
All in all, not a very bad attempt. Colour mixing is quite good too.  

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Oil on Board 20x20 cms

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Danseuse- Soft pastels on paper - A3

A figure drawing  of a Bharatnatyam ( Classical Indian dance form belonging to Southern part of India, Asia) dancer, done with soft pastels.
The proportions were little out of place. Colouring is smooth and steadfast.

This sketchbook paper, which is a little rough in texture, but not grainy, seems to be ideal for soft pastels.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lotus Pond- Poster colour on Paper


A plein air output . It was a tough assignment for her age but she pulled through it! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Quilling Card

                                                     Another card made with quilling. 

Thursday, May 26, 2011

KFC- Acrylic on A4 canvas sheet

Output of a Plein air session . KFC in Hiranandani, Powai.
The assignment was a little tough for her age. It was good learning though, as she was confronted with the usual Plein air confusions about what to retain, what to phase out, which angkle to cover, how to capture light. Cityscapes are daunting but they are great learning lessons and hopefully the young age will make her understand perspective and panaroma. She couldn't complete it on the spot and finished it about 3 days later! 

On the cards

                                                  Greeting cards done with quilling work

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Melange -2

Bottle  designed with ceramic clay
                                                      Fish in pond - Sandwork


Card designed with paper flowers .


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cute Jute

Clay pot bound with jute rope 
This is a part of a craft work project made by binding jute on a pot, then adorning with mirror work. Paper Flowers , cut to shape and added to fill the pot. 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Divine Design - Poster colour on Paper

An assignment done by drawing out one half of the design and then tracing the other to maintain symmetry.

Think Pink - Poster Colour on Paper

A still life assignment . Drawn from a similar flower placed an an angle.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rose- Still Life Poster colour

Still life done from placing an artifical rose at an angle.

Zinnia- Poster Colour on Paper

Done as a copy exercise from a photograph.