Saturday, November 12, 2011

Painting: Calla Lilies

This last week I've been in Austin, TX visiting my friend Varsha. I haven't been near where I can do a lot, being without a computer, but I did a few paintings. I'm also going to restart my fiverr gigs, so watch for that soon!

While I was there I helped design and decorate her apartment. I took photos of each room. After that I did sketches which I will post later, just giving us ideas. Then we went to Ikea and a couple of other places. And then after we built the couch I did art work for the walls!

I did two pieces, both in acrylic. The calla lilies were done on nice watercolor paper, and the large abstract painting I did on a two foot by four foot canvas. I framed the lilies, but I don't have a photo of that.

I will be uploading the photos I have of myself working on the other painting as well. And the sketches and if Varsha says it's ok, photos of how her rooms turned out.


Key's Box! said...

beautiful! the redness is so eye catching :D

i like drawing but always end up with messing it, especially with water colors (- ___ -)''
and it seems pencil more considerate to me ;)

anyway u did wonderful!

Vi said...

Hey! Thank you so much for you comment. I'm really glad you liked my little calla lilies. I visited your blog, and I must say I really enjoyed it. Lots of nice images and things to read.

Watercolors can be difficult, and I know the feeling of messing up a good drawing with painting. I know it very very well! My trick was to start drawing most everything I could in pen. It forced me to be quick and exact, and made my drawings faster :D This way I don't feel too bad for messing up a drawing, as I know I can fix another one up fairly quickly. Anyway, I look forward to seeing more posts from you,

Ramadan Kareem,