Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Archive for February 2009

Padma’s Rose

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I did rose in watercolor after a very long time. I was a bit apprehensive to do this rose but it came out well. I used my own photo as reference.

Padma’s Rose
7.5 x 8.5 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper


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February 28, 2009 at 3:38 am

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Lake Louise, Canada

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This is my first submission to Virtual Sketch Date. The reference photo is provided by Debbie Later. I modified my painting a bit from the reference photo. I felt that in reference photo the mountains seem to be dividing the composition exactly into two halves; so I moved it off-center. I felt like I have improved a bit in acrylic painting. Let us see how it would progress.

The panel is the same as the one I used in my previous painting titled “Reed maces”. Somehow I did not like that painting. I completely gessoed it over and reused the panel for this painting. Isn’t that great?!!

Lake Louise, Canada
12 x 16 inches on masonite panel
Reference photo by Debbie Later

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February 25, 2009 at 3:35 am

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Sunitha’s Little Angels Final Version

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Portrait # 20

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February 20, 2009 at 3:49 am

Reed maces

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I did this painting entirely from my imagination ….

Reed maces against the Evening Sky
Acrylic on 12 x 16 inches panel

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February 12, 2009 at 2:11 pm

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Waterlily Series No.4

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After staying away from watercolor for a while, I am happy doing it again. I just completed this painting. For the first time ever, I tried painting waterdrops on one of the petal. I guess it does not appear quite as sharp in the above image but I am quite happy with the result.

Waterlily Series No.4
9 x 12 inches on 140# watercolor paper

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February 7, 2009 at 1:38 am

Portrait: Sunitha’s Little Angels

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This portrait is nearly done and it took me a very long time to complete mainly because I took lots of breaks in between. It was a bit intimidating to do more than one person in a portrait . Moreover, the boy in the portrait was leaning backward and that made drawing him a bit challenging.  I could not bring an exact likeness while I drew the boy. Let me see if I can improve on him when I finish up this drawing.

Sunitha’s Little Angels
Strathmore Artists Paper 400 Series

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February 5, 2009 at 4:20 am