Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Archive for September 2009

Canna Miniatures Set 2

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Both the paintings are done on 4 by 6 inches 140# cp watercolor paper.
Reference source: Self

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September 24, 2009 at 5:13 pm

Facebook Page for Art Pearls

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I have been staving off from creating a facebook page for so long. But seeing the wild popularity of Facebook worldwide,  I bite the dust and created an art page for myself . You are welcome to take a look at it here :  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Pearls/131065583341

Also see my self-portrait I submitted for the online challenge blog  Self Portrait Global Love In

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September 20, 2009 at 6:20 am

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Canna Miniatures Set 1

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It looks like I am doing miniatures in series. Though it is quite trying for me to paint in miniatures, I find it to be a great pleasure to look back and enjoy these little gems. I believe they look best if you display them together in groups. I have two more canna miniatures to go and I think I might pause my miniature paintings for the time being. I already miss my usual painting groove.

Canna leaves
4 by 6 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference source: Wetcanvas

Canna lily series No.2
4 by 6 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference source: Self

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September 18, 2009 at 3:33 am

Koi Miniatures # 2

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Here is the second set of koi miniatures. In my subsequent painting of koi, I can see that I have improved my skill in scrubbing out ripples from the background. I find that it takes a lot of elbow grease to do the scrubbing and get this result.

Kois in the pond 3 & 4
4 by 6 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference source: Self

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September 9, 2009 at 12:36 am

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Koi Miniatures #1

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Here are couple of koi miniatures I finished a while ago. When I started sketching the kois, I had no idea how I could paint the water. I just hoped that I would take it as I tackled with it. The ripples were achieved by scrubbing. Since I don’t use masking fluid, I had to do quite a lot of scrubbing.

I just finished my second set of koi miniatures which I will post soon. Please do watch this space…

Kois in the pond 1 & 2
4 by 6 inches on 140# cp watercolor paper
Reference source: Self

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September 8, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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Floral Miniatures

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I have been doing a series of miniatures for the past few days. That explains the gap since my last post. All these miniatures are postcard size (4 by 6 inches) and this is the first time I am doing small scale. I find that miniatures are easy to sketch but time consuming to paint compared to my usual scale. Speaking of which I have begun to appreciate artists who do their paintings in ACEO(art trade cards). I plan to do a series of miniatures until I run out of steam. Let me see how far I can go keeping in mind that I am not putting myself under pressure. So the visitors can expect a flurry of images in few of my future posts.

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September 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm