Friday, December 25, 2009

Another typ of wood finish

This one shows the proper grains as are found in the teak wood and show when you polish them. 
There is a slight difference in the procedure. Here you have to use two to three colors to prepare the base. Then in the end you polish the terracotta base to give it a complete wood finish.
I hope you like both the finishes.

Wooden Finish on Terracotta

A wood finish on a terracotta pot looks great and questions do arise like "how did you give this shape to the wood?" 

The procedure is the same as applied for a piece of wood, i.e. the way you polish the wood. The result comes out the best if you apply the whole procedure in the sun or when the day is sunny.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The Family

This poster colour painting has been done by me on a handmade paper. This is a much more easier medium to work with than water colours. One color can be done over the other and the rectifications are much easier.

Poster colors can be done in the same way as acrylics but you have to be much quicker in acrylics. Try working in this medium. It will be fun.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The African Couple

This painting of an African Couple was done by me long time back when I had just ventured into this art. Franky speaking, painting was and still is my hobby and that time I had no knowledge as to how different mediums work. Now, with experience and practice, I do exactly understand the difference.
You have to be very careful about the light and dark shades from the beginning itself as it is very difficult to rectify work in water colours. Seems to be an easy medium but needs  a lot of practice.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Man and Wife

Tried doing a small batik painting this time using wax and dyes in different colors. It is surely a tideous process and time consuming too.But I really like the results that we get from doing these.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Grow More Trees

A new painting done by my son on the theme Grow More Trees has been put up by me to make the people aware that if our children can be cautious about the environment, then why can't we! 

Please feel free to allow the children to draw on different themes. Then only wecan know how much knowledge they too can impart to us.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Relief Mirror

Another relief work done on a mirror which awaits to be framed. This incorporates a different kind of method of painting from the mirror that I had done and posted earlier. An enlargement of the work done on the side is shown below. Hope you all like this one too.

Friday, November 27, 2009

My First Exhibition

Hi Friends, Sorry for being away on a long holiday. Had not even been in contact with you for a long time. I was a bit busy with my first exhibition of paintings. Have posted a few pictures of the same. See you soon with some more work of mine.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Greetings for different occassions

Diwali time is here. So I decided to make a few cards to greet friends and relatives. Hope you like them.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Zodiac signs

I created this mural a few years ago using both board and foil along with some ceramic pieces. 
You can be innovative enough to do any kind of work. Also good results are seen from the kind of foil embossing you do. Just do mix and match with any kind of work you know and get good results.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fishes in Madhubani style

My gift tag contains fishes in Madhubani art style. I have given a little description about this style in my earlier post, Madhubani space ship.

I would like to continue a little and give a little knowledge as to how to do this style of painting.

A few points to keep in mind, 

a. The outline has double lines.
b. Double lines and fine lines are done only in black.
c. Figures are childlike, i.e. as if some child has done it.
d. Most of the figures are the same except for the dress.
e. Most of the figures have side profiles.
f. The figures are elongated.

Keeping the above points in mind, a lot of detailing is done in the Madhubani style of art.

Try it and get good results.


Bud n Leaves

Another work done by me in black n white today.               

I was just sitting on my terrace today and the weather was great. The mood was also there and so I sat down with my different types of HB pencils to do this sketch with a small plant of mine in front of me.

Hope you all like the end result.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Madhubani spaceship

India being a diversified country, has a diversified origin of paintings. Madhubani style of paintings originated from a place called Madhubani near Mithila in the state of Bihar.

From the earlier times, the ladies of the village decorated the walls and floors of their houses with these art forms. They made a base with muck, used black charcoal from their firewood for the outline and filled colours inside from the various things available in their kitchens.

Hence the colours mostly used are red, green, yellow, orange, blue.

These paintings started becoming popular in the year 1960 and people started commercialising by copying the paintings on cloth or paper. Mostly people use an ochar or cream base and do colourful themes on them.

The themes usually comprise on scenes from their lives, like a marriage scene, scene from daily lives, showing Gods and Godesses like Rama, Lakshmi, Sun as God etc.

I have taken an inspiration from these kinds of paintings and tried to create a modern Madhubani painting depicting a spaceship.

I hope you all like my idea of a modern Madhubani painting.

Embossing on mirror

I was a little more innovative to do my relief work on a 2 ft by 3 ft size mirror.
The work is done on the mirror on all the four sides. The base is done first, completely keeping the layering in mind. I have  tried to differentiate between works on the basis of colours done in the end.
The background colours have been kept subtle and the colours inside are filled in a little darker shade to enhance the work  and bring it out completely.

The work still requires framing which will bring life to the complete work.

I am even posting the work done on the left hand side and the right hand side of the mirror for a complete detail.

This is the work done on the right hand side of the mirror in detail.

This is the work done on the left hand side for a detailed description.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Garden Picture

Another Porcelain painting made for my garden. 

Hope you like this one too.

Painting on tile

I had a few tiles lying in my house which I thought were of no use to me. But then one day I thought I could use them on my terrace after painting on them. But the problem was that I wash my plants on the terrace and so the painted tile may get spoiled. 

So I needed to do something which would have not got spoiled due to water as well as sunlight. Porcelaine paint was the answer to my solution.

The design was drawn first. The the glass colours outliner was used to do this outline. Pabeo porcelain paints were used in the end to paint in the picture. You need to work fast as these paints dry fast.

Now you have to wait for at least 24 hours before you bake the tile. The tile was baked now at 180 degrees centigrade for 35 minutes.But before opening the door of the oven, let it cool for at least an hour.

Now the tile needed to be framed, so for the garden, the best option was wrought iron, so the  wrought iron frame to it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Decorated cane tray

Yesterday I sat down and tried making flowers out of bread after a long time. One of my friends had gifted me chocolates on this cane tray which I had retained to work on it later. So I thought I will make a flowery wall plate out of it. 

For doing the bread craft, the method of making dough is almost the same as cornflower flowers. You just have to use bread in place of cornflower and no need of heating to make the dough. 

Be careful to wrap it in plastic as it dries fast.

Just keep making the flowers and arranging on whatever you want.Varnish in the end to give a glaze, which is still awaited in my work.

Will post the completed picture as soon as it is done.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Traditional painting in Mixed Media

What I  feel is that most of Indian artists are inspired by Rajasthani folk art.I am one of them. 

The painting is in mixed media. The base is a canvas board. The lady was drawn first. The rest of the background was done in POP. A  base was created by me in Plaster of Paris. Cone work was done in the background using a much thicker mixture. 

Now the whole picture was painted using Artist Acrylic Paints. You have to work fast as the paint dries very fast. 

Now the jewellery was created using the same paints filled in a cone. Along with this, even Gold outliner for glass painting was used. 

Now the painting was ready but to give a shine, hot ceremic was done in the end to protect the picture from dust.

To give it a complete Rajasthani finish, a frame from the same region was used.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lady on Glass

I  wanted to combine my fashion designing skills along with my passion for paintings and the result was this picture I got.
This is on the similar ground as the Reverse Mirror Painting done by me a few days back. The items in the picture that you see first, are to be done first and everything else follows. A few things to be remembered are, your work should be very neat, like starting with the outlining itself, all lines should be with the same intensity and while filling colours, they should not run out of the shape required.

The colour that you use in the end as filler should be thick enough that the whole painting brightens up.
Frame the end painting in the most innovative way to make it spectacular.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Ganesha Sketch

For any kind of pencil sketching, the initial requirement are pencils of variouus kinds. The initial drawing is done with an HB pencil and the details are put using HB pencils of higher intensity.

I would like to share this secret with you, the areas of darkness are done using the highest intensity shade as you can see under Ganesha's right arm and around the ears.

Just keep on using your imagination and doing any amount of work on the sketch you want to draw.

The result is really going to be spectacular. All the best and keep going.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ganesha in Acrylics

I was working in oils earlier but now thought of working in Acrylics. This medium works in the same way as posters. But you have to be fast enough to finish as they dry very fast.

The painting is done on a canvas cloth. First of all a very light sketch was made by me. After that, the first thing to be painted was the background which was just done free hand.

After this, the Ganesha was painted. The white part was kept really clean and the work on it was done in the end.

To give a little drama, the ornaments were done with the gold filled in a cone. In the same way, a few other things like the leaves on the top and the shawl worn by the deity were again done using the same acrylic paint done in a cone.

A few things to remember - Pay attention to the eyes and the initial drawing of the figure. This gives a magical result to your final picture which is framed in the end to give a positive result.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Relief work Painting

This relief work painting is done on a ply board.

It is an inspiration from the carvings done on the walls of temples and palaces. The board is prepared by putting a base. Then the design is copied on it. Steps of embossing is done using cone work. The amount of embossing depends on the kind of work the user wants to do.

The final step is the painting done on it using the colours of your choice.

Finally the picture is framed and a beautiful creation is formed.

Mughal Mirror

Painting on glass.

I got this idea from the Mughal paintings and clubbed my idea with their exquisite use of mirrors.

The mercury side of the mirror is first removed from the reverse side which converts a part of the mirror into glass. Now starts the painting on this glass portion from the reverse side.

The end result after framing is a beautiful Mughal Mirror.