Various portraits done this month – all with oil on canvas
A self-portrait done with a combination of two mirrors, looking at myself in profile view. It’s a surreal experience!
A portrait in a live model session
A self portrait looking into a mirror
Did this quick sketch of a flower today. Oil on canvas 10″ X 10″. Time 30-40 mins.
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″
I had painted this oil 2.5 years ago. It started looking quite shabby as I learned more in composition and painting. So I repainted this yesterday. Total time 5 hours. Oil on canvas board. 24″ X 36″
Another one – this one done more than 12 years ago. Oil on canvas board. Some paint had chipped off due to decay of the underlying canvas. So re painted this. As an experiment, did this entire piece left handed (I am right handed).
Sunny woods, oil on canvas 15″x 20″
It’s the monsoon! The life is back in the world after a scorching summer. The sky is overwhelmed by dark monsoon clouds. The Earth eagerly awaits the life force about to descend from the sky.
And then it begins. The life giving rains first splashes mildly on earth with a reassuring cool. Then it torrents unrelentingly on the thirsty earth. The mood of the world lifts up. Your mood lifts up. You get out, away from the maddening rush of the city. Out in the countryside. The rain pours down incessantly. You throw away your umbrella and drowse yourself in the sensation of the first rain.
The sensation you experience every year, but feels new every year.
Painted in oils on canvas 15″ X 20″