I have wanted to paint something to replace the Superman over our bed, and I couldn’t think of a place more beautiful than Positano, one of our Honeymoon destinations! It is a beautiful addition to our home, and has as much meaning to us as our Toronto Skyline painting :)
This painting is 30×40″ in Oil Paints.
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This painting was commissioned by the same friend who commissioned the Superman Painting back in 2013. This painting was definitely a challenge, but I was thrilled with the results! This oil painting is on a 24×36 inch canvas.
My mom used to be an amazing oil painter, and after a long hiatus, she decided to give painting another try. We painted this Kathakali face together on a 12 x 8 canvas :)
An El Salvadoran co-worker of mine wanted to order a painting from me, but her time in Canada was limited, and there would not have been enough time for a large oil painting to fully dry. I decided to surprise her with a mini painting, which could be used as a magnet. I wrapped this simple floral painting up in an old Ghiradelli Chocolate Box :) As it is not completely dry, the photos didn’t turn out great.
This is my first commissioned painting of an Indian Woman holding a traditional lamp (Diya/ Vallaku). I painted this using Oil Paints on a 12 x 24″ high quality acid free canvas. Below are some pictures of my workstation:
The year prior to my graduation, my friend Sigma & I went to University to get our graduation pictures taken. The two of us decided to do an impromptu photo shoot around the little gardens in our university :) The autumn scenery was beautiful, and it was a nice sunny day, which made for some great shots :) This painting is a relatively abstract interpretation of a photo we took that day. This was done with Oil Paints on 16×20 Canvas
My inspiration for this painting was the Bayon Temple in Cambodia. This temple was originally Buddhist, but the 8th King (Jayavarman, a devout Shiva follower) was not pleased. He destroyed all of the Buddha faces found in this temple (And there are 100’s), either by defacing them, or by adding a third eye to represent lord Shiva. Though faded, you can see the outline of the third eye in the photo that I have pasted below.
The Angkor region is known for it’s well priced Silver and cheap fabrics. I got several Raw Silk pillow cases for my mom, and the colours I chose for the paintings matched the colours of the cases. (Disclaimer, Any weird colours you see above can be blamed on my Samsung Galaxy camera)
This evening, my goal was to start on my Spanish homework, since I am hopelessly behind. However, when I saw my oil paints just sitting on the counter, I could not resist. I grabbed a piece of paper from my 11×15 Canson Watercolour Notebook, and pulled out those oils. I know that it was probably not the best mix of media, but I was just planning to “doodle” and see what happened.
In addition to picking Watercolour Paper for an Oil painting, I also took my “doodling” to the next level by not using my amazing Easel, or even getting off my chair. And to top it all off, I started and finished this painting on the same day. Here is my highly embarrassing work station, along with my even more embarrassing drying rack. Yes, that is a computer mouse. And the towel was there because my dad accidentally knocked my paints on the ground and it made a little bit of a mess. Don’t tell ma ;)