Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Holidays 2018!


Happy new year everyone!
Tried something new this year. Painted this and scanned them into postcards. Turned out pretty cool, Visatprint for the rescue to do the formatting etc.
As for the painting, this is again mixed media with a watercolor backdrop and acrylic trees. I must say this is becoming my favorite kind of painting. 

Wintery Fall



This one was one of my first proper experiments with mixed media. The backdrop is all water colors and the birch and most of the leaves is acrylic. This was made specifically for our dear friends Lubna and Moin as a house warming gift.

It also inspired me to make holiday cards with a similar media combination, coming up next :)!

Spring



An entire year has passed without an update! And although I feel bad about it, I have been dabbling with water colors and mixed media quite a bit. Hoping to upload them all soon.
This was one at a Paintnite event and was super fun as Satish came along. He painted for the very first time ever (so he claims) and I must say did a fantastic job.

The media was acrylic and the canvas now sits in the make-shift studio of our new home. Hoping to paint a lot more in 2019! 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Geometry again




This was the second of the two colourful geometrical paintings I made. The plan is to eventually frame them both and hang them side by side. You can tell that I kind of lost a little patience there as I got to the end of this one. Thankfully the theme was dropping off the tiles :)! Hopefully the next will be something different and perhaps with acrylics or oil paints. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Colourful Geometry






Another one inspired by Etsy! We just bought a home and I have been scouting websites like Etsy for home decor ideas. And then when I come across such paintings I feel I can paint them too and frame them. So this is the first of two that I made, I loved the colour combination and more so the pattern when I saw it! This one is water colours again as I needed to use shades of colours. 


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fish

This fish could be compared to the "Betta" fish or the Siamese fighting fish, a tropical species which is supposed to be quite aggressive. But undoubtedly is beautiful! I saw this fish painted on a souvenir plate last month, in a store within the San Diego zoo. I loved the colours and promptly took a photo of the plate so I could try and paint it. And here it is, painted with water colours right after our trip. Its always tricky for me to be able to paint fish scales or anything tiny for that matter, using water colours. But the abstract nature of the fish, with its multiple colours, makes it slightly easy. The scales could very well be haphazard and still look pretty. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tahitian Sunset



A proper acrylic landscape canvas painting finally! Thanks to Paintnite and the artist Maci C. This was my first time to a Paintnite event and it sure was fun. Although I wasn't drinking while painting like most of the bunch there (as I drove to the event), I did enjoy the company :).

The experience certainly boosted my confidence to make canvas size acrylic paintings. Mixing of colours is actually super easy as the colours don't dry as quickly as water colours. The sky didn't come out quite as I thought it would. I was happy with the sunset and the water though. I think I should try a mixed media painting next. Stay tuned :)!