Friday, July 27, 2012


I delayed my this week's 'theme art' by a day and wanted to compensate by posting two paintings this week. This ones just a recreation of I think the day I told HK that I was going to start updating my blog regularly with paintings if not writings, she sent me this and said she wants me to make one for her.

Though its a little too late, I finally made it and gave it to her :)! The colours definitely look brighter in the original one, but quite happy with this one too.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This week's theme was 'happiness'. It was my turn to come up with a theme and happiness was something HK had suggested a couple of weeks back, used it this time!
I started with things that come to my mind with the word happiness...balloons, then flowers, leaves, a heart hidden somewhere and finally ended up with just a super medley of colours!!! And yes colours do make me happy :D! This is my second attempt at acrylics and the brush strokes are still a little shaky. Nevertheless posting it since it also makes me happy that this is my first ever shot at a canvas! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


This week's theme was motion. What best would describe motion in an artistic way other than dance movements! The first thing that came to my mind was a sine wave :D... sine wave took form of a wave, then circular motion and finally a dance move. 

I'm yet to get hold of a bright red colour and always end up with something having a crimson shade. And didn't want to use many colours for this too, hence the sort of patchy work!I did think of a couple of other things related to motion...might get down to try those too some day :)!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Landscape, with acrylics!

This week's theme was 'Landscape'! I have been thinking of deviating from water colours for a while now, just to try out something new and eventually learn to use oil paints. And my friends Sri and Viji as if read my mind!! Just before their post-wedding party they gifted me a brand new set of acrylic paints and brushes! 
Obviously now I had to make this week's painting with my new colours. Except that I had never before used acrylics and had almost zero knowledge about anything to do with them. This was an experiment and though it looks like a five year old's painting, I'm glad I made a start! Also made me realize how different acrylic painting is from water colours. I guess I have to perfect the technique slowly by trying out new things as and when I paint. 
This landscape here is inspired by the art by Leonid Afremov,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

3D magic!

I love coincidences!! This week's theme was decided to be 3D. And what are the odds that HK shares an interesting piece of art just two days before I actually sat down to paint.

This one is not an original idea, it is courtesy I loved it when I saw it and couldn't resist trying it out myself. Isn't as 3D as I imagined it to be but sure becomes my post for this week :)!