Sunday, May 29, 2011

"A Mango"

7"x5", oil on gesso board

I find it very difficult to paint a mango; it's unique shape and rich colors.
The color transits from the dark rich crimson to red, then orange to yellow, pale yellow to light green at the tip.
Such a beautiful fruit!! Looking so delicious!!
Wish that I captured that rich color variations and deliciousness of the mango in my painting.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


7"x5", oil on canvas board

I did "No, No".
I painted over on the painting below.
I usually starts with the intention to fix little tiny bits and often ends up messing up whole painting.
Hope I improved the painting this time!? Or, just a different painting!?
Many times, if I live with a painting for a while, that tiny spot doesn't bother me anymore.
When do I get wise? Instead going over the finished painting, just paint another one!!

I did this painting to enter the DWP Challenge.
DWP Challenge is quite FUN!!....
different style, different artists....
getting some comments on the painting entered ....
getting connected with other artists...

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Pink Flowers II"

5"x7", oil on canvas board

Seems like I am so obsessed to paint these pink flowers lately.
All the hillsides around my home is covered with these pink flowers. Whenever I walk my dogs, I pick handful of them. They are so beautiful....
This is my third attempt to paint them.
I wish I could get the elusiveness of these flowers in my painting....

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Two Lemons"

7"x5", oil on canvas board

I applied thicker paint on this painting. I like how brush strokes is casting shadows.
The camera didn't catch the freshness of colors properly.
The actual painting has a lot more vibrancy.

Friday, May 6, 2011

"Another Self Portrait"

8"x10", oil on canvas board

I did another self portrait.
Same pose as the other one, but I approached lot simpler and quicker.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"All About Me"

8"x10", oil on canvas board

This is a self portrait for the DWP Challenge,
"All about Me".
I had fun to paint my self, looking through the mirror set by the easel, depicting quite eccentric character of me.