Frodo and Sam – Watercolor

 After many months I picked up my watercolor brush again. To get back into the groove I decided I needed some fun inspiration. Found it in the form of the pick entitled ‘Leaving Hobbiton’ by Ulla Thynell. She Happens to combine water, illustration and ink which is my favourite kind of work. Add to that the fact that her inspiration is from one of my … Continue reading Frodo and Sam – Watercolor

Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 3)

Out of the 50 or so Georgette Heyer books ever written, I have about 40. I loved her brand of regency romance and even her detective stories although they were never as good as Agatha Christie. Also, the book covers for all the Georgette Heyer’s from 2006 by Arrow Books are amazing. The romance novels all carry portraits executed by English artists as their book … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 3)

Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 2)

Huckelberry Finn was always my favourite book growing up, while everyone else loved Tom Sawyer. I think it had something to do with me reading it before Tom Sawyer and that too a wonderfully illustrated edition. It was those small pocket books with a black and white illustration on every page. Surprisingly, this is a cover that Hubby also recognised. Although he also loved Tom … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series – 2)

Winsor and Newton – Cotman Water Color Paints 24 Whole Pan Studio Set

I am a great one for mulling over things that I must buy; especially the expensive ones. Art supplies in India are so dear that buying them is nothing short of a small investment. So, instead of  the supremely expensive Winsor and Newton artist’s watercolor set, one must settle for the student variety Winsor and Newton Cotman 24 whole pan watercolor set, which is relatively cheaper. … Continue reading Winsor and Newton – Cotman Water Color Paints 24 Whole Pan Studio Set

Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series -1)

I have long wanted to experiment with my love for books and the recent serious dive into watercolor painting by combining the two. As some of you might have deduced a while ago, I love beautiful book covers, always have. As I am not imaginative/passionate/artistic enough to make my own, I decided to choose book covers that I have loved since I was a child … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover (Watercolor Series -1)

Gondola ( Watercolor )

As earlier shown, And the final product… Its Finally done. The water was as usual a complete nightmare. This is a watercolor project from Joe Francis Dowden. More than the water the most important lesson was that I must try smaller paintings, if only I could show everyone the way I struggled to reach far-flung areas of my painting by literally sleeping on the board. … Continue reading Gondola ( Watercolor )