Monthly Archives: January 2017

Flower in a vase

Another take at painting flowers.

There is one major deviation in this picture; I did not draw it first but painted it directly. The mis-shaped vase shows the effect of this but I realized that most painters do not draw. I think I should end up drawing till I get a hang of this though.

The Original

My Take

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Budding Flower

I found this very nice site which teaches you how to draw / paint step-by-step. That’s when I realized I do not have the right kind of brushes to do a good job.

Below is my effort at of a very beautiful painting using broad brushes. The stems are not crisp and clear as they should be – improvements on the way!

The Original

My Take

 

Pongal

14th Jan was Pongal, a very important festival in India. In some parts, especially North, it’s called Lohri while in South, especially among Tamils, it’s called Pongal.

Pongal is essentially a harvest festival. Respect is paid to Surya, Madu and a sweet dish with rice, Pongal prepared.

Below is my take on Pongal

Original

Original

My Take

My Take

 

 

8th Jan

I have made a resolution to paint every week; it could be anything but by the end o every Sunday, I should have dabbed my hand at painting.

My resolutions usually do not last so to encourage it, I will post the original that I have tried to copy and my copy every week on this blog. Trust this allows for some consistency.

The original – as found on google

My copy

 

The copy is not that great – the blue have not been replicated and the swing looks off. I have also taken some liberty to suit my temperament and skill; I could not quite get the leaves in the order presented. Good first try 🙂