This piece is made using Faber-Castell Polychromos in my art journal! These pencils are oil-based and are extremely soft and easy to blend. I used Monalisa thinner for blending different shades. I just love how these pencils feel. I’m still exploring them and will post some new work as soon as I am done! 🙂
Every artist was first an amateur
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love art! I simply love it! I love the fact that it catches your eye and leaves an impression. I sometimes love the bold colors in a piece, and sometimes, the warmth of pastels. Realism or Photorealism make me wonder how people can actually reproduce such intricate details and create things so close to reality. Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements. It needs a lot of observation, patience and not to forget tons of practice to achieve that kind of skill. On the other hand, Impressionist or abstract art leaves me spell bound! Impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles. There is an interesting history associated with it.
As you all know I am in a stage to learn and improve my artistic skills. I am taking classes locally and also learn online from these two amazing artists – Lisa from Lachri Fine Art and Painting With Jane. Check out their videos on YouTube! It’s a world full of information, tutorials and amazing art, of course!
This impressionist painting of poppies I created is completely done by using just a palette knife. I learnt the technique from one of the videos on Painting With Jane and reproduced what she taught. I love how it turned out considering it was my first attempt. Art is never right or wrong! But, yes it can be improved! And, I am just trying to do that!
Check the video below to take a closer look at the texture, color and other details.
PS: I am super active on Instagram (NO, I don’t post every minute or hour. Maybe once or twice a day!) where you can follow me to get updates about my recent projects, little pieces of art that I make, works in progress and other crazy things that I do.
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I have recently started to learn painting in acrylics. I must say, it’s a lot of fun!! Every other day, I try and learn a new technique. It will be a while until I figure out what my style is. Until then, there’s lots to learn and experiment. I love the process of exploring and the happiness when you see your imagination in your creation. I will keep posting some of my work. Meanwhile, art journaling and doodling is still on! I have created a few pieces. Will share them soon!
This acrylic painting is an abstract interpretation of a tide pool and reflections.
I am happy how it turned out. Still a long way to go and lots to learn…
“All beautiful things come in small packages!”
Isn’t it? I made a miniature version of one of my favorite books.
A perfect gift for all the book lovers; along with the real book, ofcourse! 🙂
Have a great Sunday!
Jonathan Livingstone Seagull is one of the books that has inspired people for decades. I’m one of them too.
Every single page and every single line in this book gives you the flight that one needs to take to follow their dreams.
So, here I bring to you few of my favorite lines from this book with a little twist of art.
Read, believe, get inspired and follow your dream! Your dreams have the power to make you happy!
Keep watching this space for more!
Source: These lines are from the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach.