Friday, January 27, 2012

Winter's Blanket

Acrylic on Canvas, 16" X 12"

This winter scene is from Summit County, Colorado. I painted this for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout. This time, it was very interesting to virtually travel all over the county which was in snow. Thanks to street view for capturing the beauty of winter in this place.The search was long and I finally settled in for this peaceful scene somewhere on Highlands drive, Breckenridge, Colorado.  Made small changes from the reference scene.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fearsome, yet Adorable!

Acrylic on canvas, 16" X 12"

I loved painting these tiger cubs for the Green Palette Challenge for this week's topic- Wildlife.
I'm quite happy with how the painting turned out. I painted this from a reference photo, on wrapped canvas (with all sides painted).
My closest encounter with a tiger in the wild, was in Kabini Tiger Reserve near Bangalore, India, 4 years ago. It was an awesome sight from our open safari jeep, and the tiger stood about 100 feet away. We halted there for about 5 minutes and those were one of my most nervous moments! :-)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Berries and Bowls

Acrylic on canvas, 6" x 6"

It seems like ages since I last painted. Few things kept me away for a while, primarily, helping my son prepare for his various Olympiad exams. Although I was free after that, somehow it seemed hard to start painting again. I had lost the rhythm, and it did take a lot of effort to pick up the brushes! Anyway, it feels great to be posting again. :-) Hopefully, I'll be more committed to painting this year.

This painting is done for the Rookie painter challenge. I definitely wanted to try the strawberries, since I never painted them before. I guess the fun part is putting those reflections.