Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lake Isle of Kuttanad painting... another shot

kuttanad landscape painting
Kuttanad is a beautiful granary of Kerala. The landscape is quite beautiful and serene. It is capable of inspiring the artist in you.
This painting is almost done. The size is 27X17 inches. It is done in acrylic on canvas. I posted the earlier stages but here is a perhaps better picture, except for the buckled canvas which was due to the wrong way I held the canvas.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Painting painterly paintings

William Bouguereau's paintings were ridiculed by some impressionists and modernists as having a licked finish. But the fact is that on closer inspection all art have some painterly touch to it. John Singer Sargent is one of the painters who is famous for his painterly style. But the fact is that he actually worked very hard to achieve the effect that he had painted the picture with great ease at one stroke. He scraped out and repainted many parts of his paintings. Look at one of the paintings of Bouguereau. Notice how the folds on the skirt are painted in a painterly way.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What is good or bad in art?

Discussions about which is good art and which is bad is basically meaningless. One man's good may be another one's bad. And such opinions are susceptible to change also. There cannot be any catechism for art.

Saturday, October 3, 2009