Monday, January 1, 2018

Geometry again

This was the second of the two colourful geometrical paintings I made. The plan is to eventually frame them both and hang them side by side. You can tell that I kind of lost a little patience there as I got to the end of this one. Thankfully the theme was dropping off the tiles :)! Hopefully the next will be something different and perhaps with acrylics or oil paints. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Colourful Geometry

Another one inspired by Etsy! We just bought a home and I have been scouting websites like Etsy for home decor ideas. And then when I come across such paintings I feel I can paint them too and frame them. So this is the first of two that I made, I loved the colour combination and more so the pattern when I saw it! This one is water colours again as I needed to use shades of colours. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017


This fish could be compared to the "Betta" fish or the Siamese fighting fish, a tropical species which is supposed to be quite aggressive. But undoubtedly is beautiful! I saw this fish painted on a souvenir plate last month, in a store within the San Diego zoo. I loved the colours and promptly took a photo of the plate so I could try and paint it. And here it is, painted with water colours right after our trip. Its always tricky for me to be able to paint fish scales or anything tiny for that matter, using water colours. But the abstract nature of the fish, with its multiple colours, makes it slightly easy. The scales could very well be haphazard and still look pretty. 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Tahitian Sunset

A proper acrylic landscape canvas painting finally! Thanks to Paintnite and the artist Maci C. This was my first time to a Paintnite event and it sure was fun. Although I wasn't drinking while painting like most of the bunch there (as I drove to the event), I did enjoy the company :).

The experience certainly boosted my confidence to make canvas size acrylic paintings. Mixing of colours is actually super easy as the colours don't dry as quickly as water colours. The sky didn't come out quite as I thought it would. I was happy with the sunset and the water though. I think I should try a mixed media painting next. Stay tuned :)!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Almost Spring

I guess an oil painting will have to wait for a little longer. It had been more than three months since my last painting and I was getting a little anxious picking up my brushes. After too many evenings of "almost" sitting down to paint, I decided to go for my comfort zone again, water colours. I was looking for a Paintnite event in a near desperate attempt to get back to painting regularly when I came across one of the ads with a 'painting for the evening' thumbnail. It caught my eye and instead of signing up for the event I decided to paint it at home (although painting with a group of people and wine would've been nice too!). I still seem to be struggling with leaves but was quite satisfied with the output :). The satisfaction helps as it motivates me to keep painting. Here's to many more in 2017!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Sunny Day

It has been a while I painted and could feel the rustiness in the recent one I did. The busy work schedule, vacation, job changes and city move did not help either! But hoping to keep at it more regularly from now on. This was inspired by something I had seen on a greeting card. The colours caught my eyes as always. I had to make do without the white colour that I was missing. And the proportions in the painting certainly did go for a toss. But its a reboot to my otherwise forgotten blog :). Hoping to do more oil paintings now!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Self Portrait

The last class was hands down the toughest for me. I am not very good with faces/portraits and guess what the theme for the last class was - self portrait! Of course our teacher did not expect anatomically accurate portraits, more like what you think of yourself to be or what you visualize yourself to be if put on a canvas. I had to start with my favourite colour combination, was like a motivation for me to keep going and not give up :D. To avoid having to paint the face in full, I decided to go for a side profile. But this has definitely inspired me to try a hand on portraits and paints faces more often.