Monday, December 3, 2012

Year 2012 offering stimulation for more practice



Dancers- water colour on paper
 measuring 24" x 36" 
Since the time I arrived in Reading, I have done at least 25 new paintings in water colour including a portrait done with coffee. I am constrained to use only water colour and coffee due to my present nomadic life style. The portrait ‘anger or anguish?’is a random face from crowd in India, but the expression is entirely my own imagination. I find coffee an excellent medium to work with. It provides results similar to charcoal but the technique used is more like painting. Since my present accommodation happens to be a serviced apartment, I cannot indulge in working with charcoal, a medium I love. Coffee is a great alternative !

One can realise from the variety in the collection shown below my unsettled frame of mind. Nevertheless, art helps me to remain happy in this situation. As I look back at the conclusion of the year 2012, I can sum it up as stimulating enough for me to evolve further as an artist.

Chickens at Robin Hill farm

Robin eggs at Robin Hill

Just hatched- Robins at Robin Hill
City of joy

Sixtieth birthday flowers

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