There's nothing more frustrating than yearning to paint and not knowing what to! Those of you who have scribbled and splashed more than once would know that acrid distaste when you end up browsing more than 100 pictures online for inspiration and are left feeling only more and more in the gust of an abysmal whirlpool of confusion and exasperation. This is the result of one such evening. I had spent 2 hours browsing and just as I was getting up to take a stess-buster snooze, a small little gift-tag lying near my laptop caught my eye. I wanted to make those roses - even though it meant straining the eye to see details. I must confess, I focussed hard to see how those roses tilted and shone. But I gave up after the first 60 seconds and decided to lightly sketch it and let my colour sticks run wild thereafter!Tell-Tale Tulips
This is an incomplete painting. I botched it up so quickly and lost patience with the flowing water so soon that it'll take some time for me to want to give it a second look, what to talk of a second sitting! But I promise, I'll work on it... the idea was to explore the whites in watercolour painting. I'll learn, I promise!
I've been wanting to make a village belle for a while. In fact, not so long ago, I downloaded lots of pictures in line with my grand plan of making a series of six paintings with village belles as muse. That never happened. And I know this doesn't come close. This is another piece that took shape (and colour), thanks to a dull day with the paintbox!
Nothing can diminish my love for florals - and the iris seems to be a particularly tantalising muse! Even though every attempt has had more flaws than flourish, it's left me with renewerd rigour and resolve to be able to capture the tenderness, the translucency and the ... of the petals. I've been mesmerised for long, but now I'm intrigued and inspired by the beauty.
I'm yet to learn the idea of a colour palette fixated on one base colour. Initially intended as a group of violets flowing out of a jug. I confess, I got carried away!!!
For those of you who've followed Milind Mullick's works, here's a confession - of all his paintings, this one seemed to be the first among equals on a rainy evening in Bangalore's State Library. I wanted to come back home and get to painting right away! A certain nervousness stifled me. So I began working, bit by bit, after a crazy 30 minute search for the painting online. Long live Google. And even longer, Milind!
Lilacs by the Wall
Bloom 'n' Blush