Hi there!

Absolutely nothing beats the joy of watching water colours play on paper from the touch of a brush in my hand. I have and always will enjoy painting even though it sometimes takes me ages to get into the momentum of painting. ‘Scribbles and Splashes’ is a blog that I once began when I wanted to let go of the pent-up urge to splash with water colours and share pictures and the behind-the-scenes thoughts with my family sitting kilometres away from me. Over the years, it has been dormant for months (nearing a year and sometimes even more such as when motherhood beckoned!) and then been active in fits and starts.

Mid-2013 is when I feel like looking into the mirror and declaring this as “The Moment” that this becomes the year of the revival and flourish of ‘Scribbles and Splashes’, the blog and its growth into a self-sufficient near-full-time engagement for me.

I thrive in art. Period. If I could, that’s all that I would do all day long. It seems like a distant dream right now, but this is where I start playing around with a wish and seeing how it takes shape. I’m splashing, I’m scribbling about it and I’m becoming “an artist”. From exactly right now.

December 06, 2008

Sunny tulips - an experiment

I wanted to make two huge tulips with all the floral colours possible when the sun seeps through the petals. It didn't turn out the way I had intended, but that's the real reason for putting it up here - I promise to make another attempt at it and ensure it looks less like a disaster and an experiment.

With this painting, I've learnt the importance of:
  • A detailed under-drawing
  • A ready reference picture to keep track of your brushstrokes
  • The quality of paper in watercolour painting - it seems to me the single biggest factor in ensuring a good result!

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