Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fine Art Prints and Giclees of Original Paintings

The popularity of fine art prints and giclees of original paintings is very obvious by the proliferation of fine art print websites. Examples are ;,,,,,,, among many many others. If you are interested in any fine art print or giclee of my paintings, please contact me. Thanks.

Title: Fair Weather, oil on canvas, 50"x40", Anuradha Rajkumari

Title: Waiting, oil on canvas, 30"x20", Anuradha Rajkumari

Title: Woman in the Forest, acrylic and oil on canvas,  36"x30"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

New Paintings - Large oil paintings on canvas

I've been working on a few large paintings of late, and they're ready! If you are interested in any of the paintings, or their prints or giclees, do contact me.

Title: One World, oil on canvas, 48"x36"

Title: Grass is Always Greener..., oil on canvas, 48"x36"

Title: Resting on a Sunny Day, oil on canvas, 48"x36"

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Paintings for Sale - Large and Medium

Following are a few of my oil paintings on canvas for sale. They are either large or medium sized. Contact me if interested.

Title: Woman in the Forest

Title: Talking to Opu, oil on canvas

Title: Purple Forest, oil on canvas

Title: Mendicant, oil on canvas

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Finished Small painting

Waiting for Dinner, oil on canvasboard, 8"x10"

After weeks of sporadic work, I finished my "Waiting for Dinner" painting. Took me a while to upload it, as I had been much into painting other works too.

With the new studio, years of deprivation of a proper workplace has translated into the overwhelming desire to be in the studio and work all the time. Often I forget to keep track of time. I cannot afford to forget everything in the world. Need to remind myself there is one more person in the house too.

This one is a small painting, as I like to practice on small formats sometimes. My main interest and fulfilment lies in large paintings, but being able to finish a work quickly, which is possible when it is small, acts as a great stimulus.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Figurative Art of Painting the Face

A work in progress

Firstly, it is the face that attracts anybody. As an artist, the thing I love to paint foremost is the face. It would be very easy so find the reason if one analyses it. But I would just like to say that emotions affect me. And the face is the part of the body where emotions show most easily. In that case, I would be an adherent of the Expressionist school of art, I understand.

Slowly I am getting to know my art. Why do many kinds of things? Why experiment with so many colors? Isn't it the right time to choose, to focus on some, and block out the rest. For a signature style, isn't it necessary to choose?

And layering - of colors - so that it shows in depth, is essential. For some time now, I had been concentrating on small size paintings. I had moved away from my size, which is large. In India, when I started off, I started with the large size. Due to the economy, I have forced myself to do the small sizes. But that has not been very satisfying. That should not be the case, but that's how I am feeling. My personality likes big paintings, and I should not confine myself to the small ones.

With this thought process, I am preparing the ground to restart work on the large ones. Hope this is the right path. What do you say?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Studio At Last!

It's been a long time since I wrote this blog. And there is a reason for that. We've been moving house. You can imagine how much time and effort it takes for that. All the stuff and the packing! Then the subsequent unpacking.

There has been some excitement for me in this house moving too. And that is, I was to get a new place to work, paint. I could not wait to get my place, clean and arrange it, and then start painting.

Amidst unpacking the innumerable cardboard boxes, getting the things arranged in the respective places, disposing of recycle thus generated, then my part time job, I had not been able to get my painting spot cleared. It has taken me more than a month to finally remove the cobwebs of the garage, sweep the floor, spray insecticide, set up the shelves and the easels, and start work.

Earnestly, I should have done this long back, immediately after the move. But I wanted it to be a smooth, pleasant experience. So I didn't rush. And I am happy to see the outcome. After burning incense, dusting regularly, the garage has turned out to be a great place to paint. Much more than I had imagined.

The lights are insufficient, but very soon a couple of tubelights would do the trick. I've given up the idea of using track lights, as I realised that track lights are best for exhibiting paintings, but not for making them. Working under track lights would focus brightness too much on them, which would not be comfortable for long hours of work. Moreover, painting requires flooded lighting, not focused. 

Why do so many artists end up with their studio in the garage?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

How to Paint when I don't have an Art Studio

I am an artist. I like to paint as often as I can. I do paint frequently, in intense patches of time. But what are the options for someone who does not have a studio? I have been seriously facing the crunch of space and  looking to solve this issue. I am sure many artists face the same problem as this.

I have a table where I do my smaller paintings like ACEO, pastels, sketches. The smaller table top easel is used for the smaller upright works. On the balcony, I have set up my large easel. That is for the bigger works. Sometimes I use the portable easel when the work needs to be moved around.

But all these makeshift arrangements have not been easy. I am in need of a permament work place. A proper studio. My own art studio.

And, I am happy to say, that dream is soon going to be fufilled. We are going to shift to a new place, where I can have my own workplace. The garage would be my new studio. I am so elated about this whole thing. I would have a place to set up all my easels, my table, my racks with paints and brushes, and fill up the walls with new work. The new year is going to be great! I thank God for all this mercy.