Monday, November 30, 2009

Acrylic on canvas

This weekend I did my first experiment with acrylics... A friend of mine wanted me to paint these cutesy looking pictures :-) for a small charity show. They are replicas of the "Simpler Times" series by Robert Bretz . I actually enjoyed acrylics, I guess partly because I painted them much like watercolors ! (Couldn't resist putting in the spatter for the rain, and no wonder it created a mess !) Anyway, I rushed to the local art store again to get a bunch of canvases . Think I want to try painting a blank canvas in a more abstract, free form .. Oh well, lets see ...

Friday, November 20, 2009

On the way

I painted this one from a photograph I had taken on our recent Yosemite trip. On our way to the Tioga pass, we stopped at this scenic spot with the blue mountains and shadows in the foreground against the perfect late afternoon sun..

We just had our last painting class with Ferenc Besze for this quarter. I really like his painting style - just indicative , no details yet so complete. His demos are fantastic and all the people in the class are fun too - lot of interesting art work goes on ... At the end of every quarter, we usually have a critique and this painting was chosen as one of the better ones .. And for that, Ferenc gave me a painting that he himself made .. Wow ! I know I have sooo much to work on and improve but this is the beginning and it makes me really happy :-) and makes me want to paint more....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Colorful baba

It took me a lot of courage to start with portaits , but finally did it last month. Did this one yesterday based on a photograph I found online. Liked his jacket and turban - and the beard of course :-)