It feel good to be back in "school" again. Signed up for a 15 week programme at the Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts (VAFA) and enjoying every minute of it. Chandraguptha Thenuwara is a great teacher, simple, easy to understand explanations and gives access to great depth of knowledge freely. The effort below is from... Continue Reading →
Sketching is so much more fun when you have company. I'd got so rusty even with drawing as paint is a much more forgiving medium and you can keep going over something till you fix it. Sketching is even tougher having to capture a scene quickly or you have to tackle perspective!!! I'm shaky... Continue Reading →
Last day of Pose 1 and obviously I wanted to do everything but complete the pieces I had started 😀 Actually I knew they wouldnt finish so I decided to start work on another piece. Sheer guilt made me work some more on the sketch below for a short while when the paint on the... Continue Reading →
Above: Ran out of ideas on fixing the first one and so started on a smaller piece. It still needs work. Below : Looks like I didnt manage to make the head bigger even though I thought I had. Thinking too about ways to improve on the background.
I've learnt a few new things in these past two days, some not so exciting. Firstly, my classes will be on for 2 weeks instead of the 4 that I had assumed. 😦 The school closes down for cleaning and preparing for the next term. I'll be looking around for other learning opportunities in NYC.... Continue Reading →
The Art Group met at my home this morning. Having recently read about How to throw a Portrait Party we decided to try it out while waiting for the others to arrive. The first one is a 2 minute pose and the second a 5. Discovered when I went to get the link just now... Continue Reading →
I prefer using photographs for my work as they capture moments and locales which are not easy to replicate in a studio setting or using a model. I do believe it to be very important to learn to draw from Life but would not like to limit myself to just that for my paintings. Take... Continue Reading →
Not having been successful with resolutions last year, some thought has been put into making some for 2008. Here's hoping that this year is more successful than the last. 1. reduce the time spent online. 2. exercise regularly 3. lose weight 4. spend time on art and related activities a. continue to learn b. art... Continue Reading →