I am a self taught artist with a passion for water colors. Born in India, I was always attracted to the beauty of vibrant colors and deep hues of the cultural festivals. At the age of five I started drawing freehand looking at various story book pictures. Luckily I was born in a very supportive family. They provided me with all the materials I wanted to explore and never forgot to compliment me on my work, which further motivated me and built in me the confidence to continue.
Your tutorials are wonderful! I am amazed I didn't know about this before... I am a beginner watercolorist and always feel dissatisfied with my paintings, I feel they don't have the airiness associated with watercolor. I hope you will start posting landscape lessons too! I was wondering whether you are willing to critique amateur paintings?
Thank you so much!
@Anna thank you so much for liking my tutorials. I am happy to have you here.I really like the idea of landscape paintings. I will do a watercolor series on landscapes in future. I will be more than happy to see your artwork and can give you some helpful tips on improving! Please feel free to contact me via e-mail. Happy painting!
Great painting and great explanation of each part and colors. Your teaching method is superb! Hope I will get your help in persuing water color paintings. I have one doubt i.e. Could the paintings be done during night times? By the by you're a great artist, why you have shown interest on Gemology? Are you staying in New york or in India? Reply if you can.
@Sundaram Madduri hello and thank you for such wonderful comments! I am happy to know you are interested in watercolors. One of the reasons I have kept all my tutorials free is that I want everyone to enjoy the medium during their free time. I prefer painting in natural daylight, but I understand that it is not always possible to do in our busy schedule. You can definitely paint at night. All you need is a daylight equivalent light bulb so that your judgement of colors is as accurate as possible.
I am a jewellery designer by proffesion hence my love for gems is inevitable. Gemology is whats assisiting me in my career. Watercolors on the other hand is my dearest hobby. Hence, I like sharing what I know with you all through this blog. Currently I am living in Washington, D.C. Thank you for showing interest. Wishing you all the best!
What a wonderful tutorial.. Last year I did 3 paintings, 1 each of rhubarb, squash & corn/beans for my kitchen. I had so much trouble with the purple shades.(which were in all of the backgrounds) Wish I had seen your work then. I am going to try the onion/garlic. I love your teaching style.
Hi @Isabelle! Thank you so much for liking the tutorial. I am glad it was helpful to you. Yes purples can get a bit confusing sometimes but they are simply a combination of blues and reds in different proportions!Let me know about your painting, I am sure your onion and garlic will turn out great :)
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Water color is like a flow of energy and life to me. To me it is a form of self discipline and celebration at the same time. Controlling the flow of water makes itself a complete guide to self discipline and focus.