Thursday, May 30, 2013

Experiments with palette knife

I have been watching videos for palette knife painting ( and wanted to experiment since a while now. Yesterday finally I did it with little success. Clearly a regular acrylic paper is not good enough for palette knives. My next attempt would mostly be on a proper canvas or a wooden board. Anyway, I started first with the tulips, trying to paint from a card my friend Aditi sent me last spring with a picture of tulips from her backyard. The paint wouldn't stay on paper and hence the smudgy output. I then tried something where I could use some strokes and use up the excess color :D, and so the martini glasses. Hopefully my next attempt with a palette knife will be much better.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Finally my attempt at a pen sketch for spring, though its summer already. This is just outside of engineering department at university around the corner. This path that I usually take while walking/biking is very green during spring and was an easy choice of scene for me to sketch. This is probably my first attempt at a complete scenery pen sketch, trees are definitely easier to paint than to draw :D.