Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! 

Art work done on black vinyl cloth using Prisma neo pastels. Linked to Paint Party Friday

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Best Nine on Instagram!

It is always interesting to note which ones get most likes. Some of these are my favorite too!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Super Moon of December 2016

On December 13, last of the three Super Full Moon of 2016 occurred. According to Indian astrology, the area of the sky lit by this moon is known as Mrigashirsha (meaning: deer's head) located in the constellation of Orion. I particularly enjoy illustrating astrnomical phenomenon, especially those relating to the Moon. I did a quick illustration of this one using vinyl chalkboard and Prisma Neo pastels. I started simply with a bright full moon and the trees cast in dark silhouette but when it seemed incomplete I added the deer behind the Moon. Somehow, the deer seemed to add to our knowledge of this super Moon. Maybe it is just my fancy.

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Linked to Paint Party Friday. Thanks to Kristin and Eve for hosting.
Linked to Art Journal Journey (darkness and light)
Linked to Moo-Mania  (Trees)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Reindeer Days

Lots of doodles decorate this reindeer in a festive red and green backdrop right in time for the holidays. I used micron pens and Pitts brushes for the artwork. The collage is made of vintage music sheet (of Jingle Bells song) and scrap paper.

I finished another pouch with lots of doodles drawn and painted. Photos below.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Illustrated Recipe: Lassi

Lassi is a old drink made with yogurt and water. It is a cooling drink when no spice is added. The addition of spices give it a restorative quality. I drew the illustration on a Kraft paper using black and white gel pens. The black pen worked well on the paper but the white pen only so so.

Last weekend, my husband and I did some bird watching at the Conowingo dam in Darlington, Maryland. It was a mild fall day with cloudless blue skies and much of the coppery foliage still intact. Lucky for us, the turbines at the dam ran for several hours. An interesting fact about the dam is that when the turbines run and as the water and the fish spew out, the fish float on the surface making them an easy prey for the birds.The dam is a popular hunting ground for piscivorous  birds. The star attraction is bald eagles but gulls, cormorants, herons and vultures are common. It is a popular spot for outdoor photographers looking for opportunities to take dramatic pictures of eagles diving down the water and sweeping up with a fish in its clutches. I caught a few moments like that myself. 

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