Oil on canvas #11 and more…

I painted a couple of canvases over the past two months. As I have already mentioned in the “share your world” post, my friends decided to pay for my paintings πŸ™‚ 

I painted a total of four canvases – two cherry blossoms, two buddhas. P wanted a half-buddha face painting for her meditation room and a cherry blossom painting to match with her red carpet. A wanted a Buddha too – a silhouette of Buddha to be precise. And, I just happened to show pictures of my paintings to my lab mates when S said “Rekha gift me this painting on my birthday”. And S got an advance birthday gift πŸ˜€ (can it be called a birthday gift? She paid for the paintings) 

S’s birthday gift 

Paintings that I made for P

A’s Painting

That’s all folks ! 

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Oil on Canvas #10 and more

I am back with some more paintings! Alright, this is not going to be a regular affair perhaps. I have been a bit lazy. I haven’t done any writing as such. Though I said I would be writing flash fiction, poetry, blah blah… I haven’t done any! (except for one story). Reading research papers, doing some research work, working out a couple of math and other problems is taking up most of my time, and by the time I reach home, I am so tired that I sleep like a Cinderella. Oh wait, that was sleeping beauty, not Cinderella, right! Or, was it snow white?

I had painted about 5 canvases this summer. I got them all framed as they were to be given away as gifts. On my last post about paintings, I had mentioned that since most of my paintings are already framed, photographing them is difficult. Derrick suggested that I go ahead with photographing them, as “Sometimes the reflections you get on framed pictures add something to the image.” – quoting his exact words.

So, here I am, with a couple of photographs of the paintings – hence the title #10 and more. The guy who works with the framing did a very good job this time, experimenting with the hardboard colors (they go between the painting and the frame).

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I gave this one (below) to one of my favorite teachers. Apart from being my Math and Science tuition master, he is also my relative.

Thanks to him, I am good at Mathematics. πŸ˜€

And what I have for him is more than just respect. He says that I mean to him more than his grand-daughters. πŸ™‚ I am lucky to have such a wonderful, caring and loving person in my life. πŸ™‚

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The above painting was done on a black canvas. Before completion, it looked like this :

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And, there it is, my reflection! I tried capturing in various angles, and I could see my reflection in every photo. Though, it is not very prominent in this one, I wish I could say the same about the next one…

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And, there I am!

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This one was looked okayish before framing. I was not very confident if I have to frame it or repaint it, and I decided to go with the former and Voila!

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I gifted the above painting to one of the retired IIT professor/neighbor. I have known him since childhood. We usually discuss philosophy and once in a blue moon – Electronics and Mathematics. The first thing his wife said when she saw the painting was- “Reminds me of the tulip gardens we visited when we were in Ottawa.” And, after sometime, he comes in and.. says “Ah! This reminds me of the tulip gardens we visited when we were in Ottawa!” Looks like this painting is always going to bring back some happy memories they had when they were in Ottawa. πŸ˜€

 

Meanwhile, I missed the below photograph from last week’s photo challenge -Collage.

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My SUPERHERO stamp collection. This was released sometime last year in the US. And, I had to get it. I received this as a gift from one of my neighbors. (He was in the US when this was released) Stamps are way better than chocolates. Anytime! It is always the same old Milky way, Bounty, Mars, M&Ms… So, stamps are better, right? Unless, it is some new Β variety of chocolate that is absolutely delicious!!

Oil on Canvas #9

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 This is one of the best paintings I have ever done. For the time being, this is my last post of ‘Oil on Canvas’ series. There are a lot many that I haven’t posted. Since most of them are framed, photographing them is difficult.

Oil on Canvas #5

“Once you can express yourself, you can tell the world what you want from it…All the changes in the world, for good or evil, were first brought about by words” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 

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Oil on Canvas #4

Tis the season of Tulips!

For more photos of tulips, visit David’s blog. He recently posted beautiful photographs of tulips. Here’s the link to his post.
Meanwhile… I have started with a new painting. It’s still not complete but here’s a sneak peek of my work.

I am trying something different for a change. The above painting is on a black canvas. It’s my first try on a black canvas and I am loving it. Looks like I am going to switch from white to black canvas very soon. (After I finish three more white boards!) The colors really ‘stand out’ and look bright on black canvas. I have just applied two coats of paint and the painting already looks like it’s 50% done. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€