Jan 3, 2018

Mahendra Waghela: Awarding certificates to Radio Mirchi Paint My India Contest Winners in Pune.

Sandesh Daily: Group show at Ravi Shankar Art Gallery Ahmedabad


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Ruchi Sinha (Japanese Language Expert and Homemaker):

"I have some flexible time for myself now. So I decided to learn systematically, starting from the very basics, to explore the entire gamut of visual arts, namely pencil sketching, ink washes, watercolor, poster color, acrylics and finally, oil painting."

Himanshu Aggarwal (IT Professional):

" I finally found the most creative and satisfying way to spend my empty hours. This is the kind of art training I was always looking for. I have decided to run through the entire spectrum of drawing and painting techniques, then I will decide on my specialization. I am connecting with my dream after a long gap, but this time I am more determined than ever." 

Nitil (Software Programmer):

"I have drawn for years but this is a more structured and disciplined approach. I am on travel right now but I have paid the fees in advance to book the Saturday-Sunday slot. My goal is to hone my drafting skill to the max and find an outlet for my creative expression."

Rekha Girish (Artist - Homemaker): 

"I liked the structured approach. I was taken through each stage of creations. After several practical exercises and demonstrations, I felt a new confidence as an artist. Within three weeks after joining the class, I have started my first oil painting, a still life on canvas."

Mrs. K. Prashanti (Aspiring Painter - Homemaker): 

"I joined the course in May, after recommended by a fellow student who happened to be my neighbor. I drew as per instructions and followed the practical exercises diligently. The instructor guided me through the complete course of three months and gave several practical demonstrations for sketching and painting techniques for the various medium such as pencil and wax crayons on paper, watercolor on paper and acrylic and oil on canvas. It is an extremely exciting and deeply satisfying journey for me. After watching the instructor draw and paint, I have finished several paintings on my own already."

Painting Class in Progress:

Painting Exhibition with six students at Ravi Shankar Art Gallery (Ahmedabad Mirror, January 19th)

Watercolor painting on handmade paper:

 Oil color portrait on canvas:

 Pencil sketch, student's work:

 Black ink wash on handmade paper:
Watercolor on handmade paper:

Watercolor landscape on handmade paper:

Watercolor cartoon

Watercolor landscape on handmade paper:

Oil on canvas: 

Step one: I chose a rough grain, loose uncoated canvas and drew the basic shapes and lines. I painted with Burnt Siena using stiff white bristle brush no 2. 

Step two: Added yellow for fur and used washes of violet to defines the major shadow areas.

Step three: Sharpened the details and blocked the background with a quick ash of foliage green 

Step four: Darker violet for the finer definition of face and fur. Deeper green to bring the figure in sharper contrast. Stalks with red flowers.

Final painting: Added the final layers of yellow for fur, highlight on the fur and peanuts and on the eyeballs for that shiny look.

Master sketch and stages of the portrait:

Acrylic painting step by step: 

Choose a rough grain canvas and prime it with an off-white acrylic primer for durability. Set up the basic composition of the landscape with two or maximum three basic (read unmixed) colors. Tonal values of these colors largely determine the final 'mood' of the painting. Choice of colors at this stage is painters'a most individual, subtle and highly subjective decision.

Add two tones of green, deep olive for trees and 'stepped-down' sap green for shrubs to keep it simple. Note the subtle illusion of depth taking place over flat yellow and blue backdrop. Add a layer or two of varying strokes of chrome yellow to add more dimension that suggests the irregular texture of dried grass and patches of uneven land. Acrylic colors dry almost instantly to make this possible in one sitting.
Indicate the hut with a light pencil or thin brush strokes.

The hut is the focal point of the painting, so avoid placing it in a 'dead' (read mechanical) center that doesn't compel the viewer's eye to move and to engage with the subject. Notice the way the other elements' placement and their tonal values lead the viewer's eye. 

This is the time to correct any minor balance problems in the composition as there is no detailing done yet.

Student's work: Itishree Sahu's excellent watercolor painting

Class in progress:

In local newspaper City Bhaskar Daily:
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