Art Pearls

My journey in search of pearls through painting and drawing

Archive for January 2012

Canna Lilies Series No.6

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I am not really happy with this but I decided to stop here and not do anymore correction.

Reference: Online – I am still searching for where I got it.

7 by 5 inches on 140# Arches cp watercolor paper

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January 29, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Still Life Challenge

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I did a painting challenge after a very long time. I used to do the now-defunct challenge of Karin Jurick. But  I lacked the motivation to do the subsequent painting challenges that came later. This time, I decided to do the painting challenge in rookie painter. I loved how the watercolor paintings of still life looked like and I wanted to give a try. So, here it is.

Strawberries and  Stacked bowls
7 by 5 inches on Arches 140# cp

P.S : This is my 150th post .Yay!

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January 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

Waterlily Series No.9

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It has been a long pause since my last post.I have been so carried away with my kid’s school and homework that this painting took me about a month to complete. And there is another incomplete painting before this too. I need to go back and complete that painting. Having said that the waterlily painting is the last painting for the year 2011.

I hope to do more figure drawings and then eventually figure painting for this year. I need to practice more on figure drawings. Surprisingly, I got a gift kit of a book on figure drawing and a manikin.I have been planning to buy one for a long time. I hope to include posts on my figure drawing practice with you this year. With continuous practice, I hope to progress from skeletal manikin figures to fully-clothed real life figures. As I write more about it, it sounds more and more like a new year resolution. Well then, so be it. NOT FOR SALE

Waterlily Series No.9
6 by 4 inches on Strathmore 500 Series watercolor paper
Image Reference: Wetcanvas by macdragon

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January 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm