Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I am a person who can sit down for a day and watch the rain splashing down through the leaves and grass......As a child ..........visiting my grandma's place in kochi which in my opinion , is one of the most beautiful places on earth, was a relish to my eyes and mind.The beaches , the back waters ,rivers and lakes,the coconut trees they all have great impact on me,Now I live in US where I got to experience majestic snow clad mountains,valley of evergreens, ferns and aspens ,serene landscapes, fresh spring blossoms,vallies of stunning tulips and daffodills ,freezing blue winter , scenic fall foliage,pleasent country side and so on, and has inspired the potential in me
The above painting was a result of the love for nature ,I had conceived this idea in my mind long back,a small stream slipping through the rocks on a green grassy mountain slope with some evergreen trees around but had no idea how to bring it on a canvas ,it was then I saw the program " Joy of Painting "by Bob Ross on a PBS channel for the first time,I cannot explain by words the joy i experienced on that day,the way he magically transforms a plain white canvas to a beautiful landscape(heres a video link for one of his programs) http://www.livevideo.com/video/4C93D056D1444AC38E32BBCE41A5B406/bob-ross-winter-splendor.aspxFrom then on till now i try not to miss even one episode,as the tittle suggest its really a joy of painting. so I learned the techniques of painting waterfall ,reflection leaves and so on thats how I could put togather this "pleasent waterfall"
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Friday, February 12, 2010
2.stones or crystals- rhine stones (adhesive backed)available pretty much everywhere, michaels,walmart online.........in different sizes shapes and colors.
3.Arabic gum-Michaels in the art section
4.crafters glue-michaels or from any where you like
5.Gold foil-Michaels .. its better to feel the texture before buying it there are different varieties of foil .It should not be too thin(it crumbles in your hand on touching) or too thick( wont get the impression from the embossed area.)I just used imitation gold foil ,I wanted to try my hands on it first ,once
I am confident i thought of investing in original 22 ct gold foils.
6. fine markers and paints
This is the style of painting in which u can project all your decorative skills ,crisp and neat edges make it look elegant ,crystals beads and gold foil add richness to them
finally we completed our paintings and both of us were happy with our results.Though we chose the same subject both of our paintings looked very much different from each other
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In this post i just thought of sharing some small info about acrylics
I started with oils and wanted to try my hands in acrylics , after trying it I was'nt sure to continue since I was not happy with the results, .On getting a deeper knowledge about acrylics ,I was able to work effectively .
Acrylic is a versatile fast drying medium that can be used direct from the tube like oils or thinned with water to be used like watercolor.
Acrylic paints dry fast so squeeze only a little paint out of the tube
Use a spray bottle to spray a mist of water over the paint to keep it moist.
If you wish to blend colors while painting with acrylics ,we need to work faster ,since it dries faster, if you are painting on a paper dampening the paper would help slow the drying process.
As said earlier when used thick or with very little water or medium like oils its an opaque medium and when thinned with water and used like watercolor its a transparent medim.
hope this post was of some help
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
1.Before applying masking fluid the paper must be totally dry
2. dip the brush in liquid soap then wipe off excess soap
3.dip the brush in masking fluid and apply it to the paper in the area where white needs to be preserved
4.work for a short time and wash the brush ,to prevent the masking fluid from hardening on it
5.proceed with the painting,it is okay to paint over the mask
6.Masking fluid can be removed when the paper is completely dry
7. to remove....., just rub with fingers they just peel off
hope this post was useful
I am Subha alias Reshmi ,an art enthusiasist and above all...an enthusiastic learner, brought up in Chennai,India. Right from my childhood ,I was fascinated by nature. I always feel that nature has forced me to doodle with my brushes and paints.I work with oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor and have exhibited my paintings in art exhibitions in Howard county, Maryland,USA .I am a member of Howard county arts council and have also participated in the art sale event conducted by them http://www.hocoarts.org/. In my blog I would love to share my experiments with new techniques of painting and discuss the mistakes I encountered. I believe this endeavour would help me sharpen my artistic skills and broaden my knowledge in painting, thus help me grow to be an accomplished artist .
At this point what comes to my mind is the last stanza ofRobert Frost's poem Stopping by the woods
"The woods are lovely dark and deep,
but I have promises to keep,
and miles to go before I sleep,
and miles to go before I sleep."
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