Happy holidays to all!

Quitting  blogging has been on my mind for quite some time now (you might have  guessed that given my increasingly intermittent posts from the past 2 to 3 years). The ending of the year seems like an apt time to talk about closures! Its been nearing 10 years that I have been writing for this blog (ever since my son’s birth actually), it has been a creative experience in and of itself apart from my artistic one. You have been great readers, thank you for coming by, reading and for sharing your opinions. I feel like I have to reflect back on my creative processes, growth and think about the way forward in terms of my artistic style. So, for now, I will leave you with my cafè painting; have a great holiday and happy goal-setting for the coming year. And, please don’t forget to check out my article at Jackson’s blog, it will be out after the festive season.

Cafè street scene painting

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WIP update

WIP update

My drawing so far..

I haven`t had a chance to work on my painting this past week, I got sidetracked with figure drawing and some geometrical pattern drawing, so today I wanted to get on with it and I have transferred my drawing here to a watercolor paper:

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a page from my sketches:

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and meanwhile the Jackson`s catalogues have arrived: art supplies are always tantalizing; I have chosen a few and they are kind enough to be sending them to me, I can`t wait to try out their specialty brushes like foliage, fan and dagger.

These Sennelier iridescent extra soft pastels look way too tempting:

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Quick update

Café street scene WIP

This is a rough start to a drawing I have started, working out the perspective, proportions and the general placement of the buildings and things. It is a cozy, intimate scene with beautiful, warm street lighting and turquoise waters reflecting off its glints, so I am real excited to be painting it and though I have yet to work out the details of the drawing I wanted to show you what I have been doing: