Corals across the globe have some of the most amazing wildlife underwater. They are one of the main reasons which attracted me towards scuba diving.
Painting the bright light reflecting off the surface of the wave outside water, and showing the serenity underwater proved to be a delicious challenge!
Oil on canvas.
The twin waterfall paintings I did as a commission work for a family member. The requirement was to have 2 paintings on a common theme, to be displayed on 2 sides of a red wall.
So I chose to paint the same waterfall, one during day and the other one in moonlight. It proved quite a (wonderful) challenge, and the results were quite pleasing for me 🙂.
Oils and acrylics on stretched canvas. Each painting size 12″x24″.
Old wooden boat by the emerald sea. Two of my most favourite things in one picture 🙂. I started this a month ago, then was about to discard it as a failed attempt!
But I somehow kept working on it, and I am so glad I did 🙂. It slowly started getting back to life and became better and better.
Oil on canvas, 18″ X 24″.
Then did this quick little Jaswanda flower knife painting with the leftover oil paints.
Kathakali is an a folk dance which originated the south Indian state of Kerala. The song-dance-act performance is made unique by the colorful makeup and interesting costume worn by (predominantly male) dancers.
I did this oil painting of a Kathakali dancer over a course of few days. Painting the details of the costume was a challenge, although a pleasant one!
Oil on canvas 22″ x 16″
Stages of painting
Colored version of the nude study posted a couple of days ago. This time in oil colors and better finishing.
Oil on canvas – 22″ X 17″
A serene sunny day, cool breeze from the emerald sea, waves lapping at distant rocks, and a flock of birds flying on the wind. A picture perfect setting!
Oil on canvas 24″ X 12″
These are some of the latest oil and acrylic paintings which did not make it previously to cyberspace as they went directly into the Saptarang exhibition.
The Lighthouse – Oil on Canvas – 22″ X 17″
The Autumn Tree – Acrylic on Canvas – 22″ X 17″
Walk on the Beach – Oil on Canvas – 20″ X 30″
The perfect getaway at the beach. Oil on canvas 8″ X 10″
Steps to make a painting:
1. Create a composition after lot of thinking and planning.
2. Copy the composition on canvas. Paint the blue sky and blue water for one hour.
3. Get frustrated with results and start over again.
4. Paint dark blue sky and water for another hour. Satisfied with the results, paint some clouds for another 30 mins.
5. Get frustrated with the results, paint the entire canvas black and start over again.
6. Paint the picture WITHOUT GIVING UP!
Oils on canvas 8″ X 24″.