Tuesday, November 29, 2011

20 min challenge

I have had so little time to paint of late. Life has been hectic as I have been travelling hugely.  My travels have taken me to some really remote and rural parts of the country. There was very little time for anything expect work! However I have a small pan of travelling paints and a sketch book and keep them handy, so when we stopped at a small town for a meal, the pink bougainvillea in front of this old house, caught my eye and I did a quick 20 min sketch. It turned out well and I realise it was because I didn't have time to think, just grab my pencil, do a quick sketch, and paint quickly.....

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Practicing figures!

I really haven't had much time to paint or post as life seems to have taken on a really hectic turn this last month. Anyway I have done some sketches and tried a painting of a figure. I like the pencil sketches better than the painting!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Auto 1

The newest member to our family, my about to be son-in-law is Portuguese and was totally taken up by the 'autos' in India, during his first few visits. So I have decided to paint him a series of pictures called the 'auto' series. I have used Indian artist Mullick's pictures as references as he has a great style and I am learning a lot by copying bits from his work. The scenes also appeal to me so much as they are everyday scenes from rural and urban India!