Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010


when we paint something ,often we make a sketch first and then make a bigger painting from it. In this process the spontaneity we see in the smaller sketch is lost. the reason , I feel is that we try to add the details not found in the smaller sketch. We paint more 'carefully'. This carefulness results in loss of sontaneity.
To avoid this we should refrain ourselves from this tendency. Another thing is that when we paint in a bigger size we should use proportionally bigger brushes. The tools we use determine what we have to do.
What do you think ?
Here is the example. The lower one (7X10") is the sketch from which the upper one(11X15") was done.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Draw minimum while painting a landscape.

When you paint a landscape draw minimum. Only important lines. It should take less than a minute.Keep your drawing tentative. The more you draw more you lose your freedom. You will get tied with lines and will paint between the lines like kids who rigidly paint with crayons the printed drawings. Don't lose your freedom

Saturday, September 4, 2010

City lane, Watercolor 11X15"

Waiting (?) watercolor 11X15"

Illusion & reality
when we paint a landscape we create an illusion of that location on the paper. Everyone knows it. So why push it more and more to make it appear real, by adding details, at the cost of spontaneity and simplification. Let it remain the illusion; suggestive. Let the viewers fill in the blanks.
What do you think?