Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ring on Blue River - SOLD

The scene is on Blue River in Colorado. This is a commission painting for her upcoming wedding!! It is the place where she got engaged.
It was fun and relaxing to paint this - my favorite time of the day - sunset, beautiful rocks, sound of river flowing, a bit chilly weather - perfect romantic atmosphere!!
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Ring on Blue River - 16 x 20 inches, Oil on Canvas Panel
This picture is taken under studio lights, in daylight, the colors will look different.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Golden Sunset on the Pacific - SOLD

Now back to Oil Painting... I enjoyed the rhythm of sunset colors flowing on the board. And since this is a bigger piece, I got to use the biggest palette knife I have, which I rarely use! I used a photo reference, but but mostly picked colors from my imagination rather than trying to mix paints to match the photo reference.
Feeling happy with the result!
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Golden Sunset on the Pacific, 24 x 30 inches, Oil on Hardboard

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In the Woods 2 - SOLD

I painted "In the Woods 2" to present a different perspective of the forest. My client suggested minor changes in my earlier painting - In the Woods. I did those and then thought I would create another view of the forest, to give a choice. But **SURPRISE** she liked both my versions of In the Woods and bought them both together!!
The painting looks different in different light conditions - the first is a picture in normal room in daylight, the second one is when painting is placed under light.
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In the Woods 2 - 81/2 x 11 inches, Watercolor on Arches paper - SOLD
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In the Woods 2 - 81/2 x 11 inches, Watercolor on Arches paper
Below are both paintings "In the Woods 2" and "In the Woods" side by side:

  In the Woods

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In the Woods - SOLD

Here is one more water color magic experiment. I used lot of salt and alcohol for the texture in the background.
As I walked, each step was making sound - krrrr.. krrr... krrr... due to the dried leaves that had fallen on the ground. And looking up, the sky was lit with colors. Enjoyed the hike throughly!!

Now I am itching to do oil paint, have been away from it for quite a while...
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In the Woods - 81/2 x 11 inches, Watercolor on Arches Paper - SOLD

Monday, June 9, 2014

Glowing Branch - SOLD

I love to try out different mediums. Here is my latest, experimenting with Watercolors. I find watercolors a magical medium. This time I tried out spraying water on the painting to create the background effects. If the painting is too wet, then the water spraying did not work quite well. I darkened the background colors once again, waited for it to dry a little. You can tell how much a painting has dried by looking at it in at an angle and observing how much it shines. The shimmer is quite less as it dries. This is a perfect time to gently spray water and it creates magical texture on paper. Had fun with this piece. Hope you like it!
Glowing Branch, 81/2 x 11 inches, Watercolor on Arches paper - SOLD

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Dancing Ganesha - SOLD

Painting a Ganesha has been on my mind since last few months. Finally I finished it today!! It is little different than my usual style and medium. It is painted in Acrylics and not quite impressionist style.
It is interesting how I came up with this dancing pose. I love dance and saw multiple images of Dance poses to figure out what best pose will fit my Ganesha. After having shortlisted couple of poses, I sketched on paper first in very small scale to get the proportions right. Once I finalized the pose and the best fitting Ganesha, I sketched it to a small scale on drawing paper once again, so that it would be easy to transfer to the bigger size hardboard. This project has been moving very slow about 2 months, on and off as time permitted. Finally, it is DONE!! It feels accomplished!
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Dancing Ganesha - 24 x 36 inches, Acrylic on Hardboard - SOLD
Here it is installed in a beautiful niche:

Monday, March 17, 2014

The Red Trolley

If you have been to Laguna Beach, California, you must have sure seen one of these Trolley's. Laguna Beach is a beautiful city with scenic beaches and an awesome artist community! During summer and special events during the year, these Trolleys run from Parking Lot to the popular visitor spots in the city. On one such evening, after having a ride on this Trolley, I took lots of pictures in the city - for the Laguna Beach Banner Contest. The best I liked was the Red Trolley picture and decided to use it as a reference. The actual size of the banner is 4 x 16 feet (vertical) and it attached to the lamp posts during summer months. If you walk along the main roads, you will be able to see banners, each with a unique design.It is quite a visual treat! So this is my second year entering my design in the contest, lets see how I do this year. For the contest, I need to provide my design on 4 x 16 inches scale, here it is:
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The Red Trolley - 4 x 16 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

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