What is better than Contemplating over Coffee? Contemplating over Tea.. :). The reference photo was from Pinterest that I modified to meet my artistic taste. (Oil 8″x10″ on panel) Enjoy!
Here is a rugged tribesman, done in a painterly style. (Ref: Pinterest) Enjoy!
I got this ref pic from Pinterest. The rural Indo-Pak country side is simple and they make do with whatever few things they have. I see lots of things that I could do to fix this painting, but it is OK at this stage as well. Thanks
Lately the weather in Dallas-Fortworth areas has been awesome. So I have gone out to paint twice. It is exhilarating and satisfying at the same time. The whole painting should typically be wrapped up within a few hours, otherwise the light changes a lot and pretty much you have to paint from memory (or a thumbnail drawing, if you have done one).
I have painted one red head before and a few portraits of Africans, but have not posted them anywhere I remember. So here is a sort of a debut.
An African Tribal beauty. Sort of takes me to Maiduguri, Nigeria, where I grew up.
A Fiery Beauty.
I love a cityscape with hustle and bustle of people. I was drawn by the red canopy of this cafe. (Ref Photo: Pinterest). A landscape and cityscape is very forgiving and one can focus more on value, intensity and edges rather than accuracy.
Grapes are interesting to paint, as they have a little bit of transmitted light that makes them glow. This is done from various reference photos (pinterest) and some imagination
Nothing beats an Indo-Pak bride when it comes to bridal attire. Here is a tribute to the Indo-Pak culture. (Ref: Pinterest)
There is always something new to be learnt and to be applied. Here are a few art work done recently. I have been watching some loose techniques by Quong Ho. I took some inspiration from him in the works below. It is definetly my way of making art.