Friday, July 27, 2012

Bottle and Lime

Pastel on La Carte paper 5" x 7"
I wasn't sure of the red chilie I placed in my previous composition, so tried this one without it. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bottle, Lime and Spice

Pastel on La Carte paper 5" x 7"

This bottle has been with me for a while, waiting to be painted! Finally pulled it out and thoroughly enjoyed painting it. I will try to finish an oil painting I am working on over the next couple of days.

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Vishnu sculpture

Graphite 8" x10"

This is a pencil drawing of the Hindu God Vishnu.  It's from a red sandstone sculpture of the Gupta period   (about 5th century AD). Despite all the damage it has sustained, the form maintains perfect elegance.

This drawing takes me back to the days when I decided to make a serious commitment to art. My journey started a little over two years back, but at that time I had no idea where to go. A friend of mine, Soumitro Banerjee gave me the initial guidance, help and all the encouragement that I needed to spend endless hours slogging. The first year was all about improving my drawing skills. I moved on to other things after that, but somehow the pencil drawings still remain closest to my heart!