Tuesday, April 26, 2011


10"x10". Acrylic on Canvas

I loved painting this dog. Her real name is Zoe and she belongs to Mr. Lee A. Brown, who is a great photographer and hosts a painting challenge on his website-A Day Not Wasted.
Painting the photo seemed intimidating and wondered whether I'll be able to do enough justice to the great shot taken by Lee. And then, my husband saw the photo and he loved her instantly and even renamed her as "Snowy". Upon his insistance, I decided to give it a go. I'm pretty happy with the result. I had to force myself to stop as I was getting carried away. I wish I could have captured the glow of her white fur better.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Three Vases

6" x 6", Acrylic on Canvas

This painting of the vases is done for Rookie Painter Challenge hosted by Jen. Painting the reflections and shadows was quite a challenge.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Merry Cherries

4.25"x4.25", Acrylic on Canvas

This goes as a submission to PADT Challenge. 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Temple in Kyoto, Japan

7"x9", Water color pencil on Canson paper

This is a painting of an old temple in Kyoto, Japan.  This goes as a submission to Virtual Paintout Challenge for April. Done in water color pencil, an entirely new medium for me, it was quite a challenge to get the blending right. Though not entirely satisfied, I thought it came out ok for my first attempt. I realised, acrylics are so much more forgiving when it comes to undoing mistakes.