Friday, June 11, 2010

Medium : Watercolour


I've been affected by the painting bug since I was a child of just 3 years.

Despite having to use water-colour paints in school, I was always terrified of the medium. It seemed way too difficult inspite of its alluring appearance. My preference was always fabric paint and recently oil pastels with colour pencils.

But, recently, having been asked to do a painting in water colour, I regained a love for the medium.


I had bought a small pot to grow coriander (malli ela (malayalam); kothambri ele (kannada); dhaniya (hindi)), but not having sufficient mud, I had the pot occupied by a Red-Indian soldier. Yesterday night, wanted to paint the pot. Decided to try the effects of water colour



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

grow bamboo instead of dhaniya :-)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Anony :
Yeah right ... and then have snakes in my room right ? No thanks !

indianhomemaker said...

This is really creative!!! Loved it. You could even place an ordinary, smaller vase inside it and use it like a vase.

I have always wanted to grow coriander, to sprinkle on food...

starry said...

Very creative and cool.

ajay said...

Nice painting Deepa. Why don't you put the colours on paper? You must try sometime and hone the skill :)

Sujit said...

Paintings are nice :)..Dhaniya is good. Its lively to watch them grow. However, make sure they are not cold :)..

I have put dhaniya. They are 5 cms tall and still alive from 6 months!!! While the chili plant is 10 cms from 6 months. Green and alive without any leaves out!! Strange...

I think you can get mud from supermarket :)

kanaguonline said...

wow.. thats nice... I love painting but I know nothing about it...

bought a watercolor kit few months back.. yet to start using it...

Rakesh said...

loved the redindian! hey can u make a bart simpson pot? :)

Srijith Unni said...

Nice creative idea.. I'll try this.

vimmuuu said...

LOL, looks like a red indian just grew up in a pot !! :D :D :D

Good work Deepa ! :D

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

IHM :
Yeah ... that is an idea .... didn't you try with coriander?

Starry :
Thank you :)

Ajay :
Yeah .. I should .. just that I run out of ideas pretty fast ... and find it difficult to get the details right

Sujit :
I ran out of my mud supply. So, rather than buy a big packet for a little dhaniya, waiting to buy more plants.

Kanagu :
start today itself .... i bet you'll have fun :)

Rakesh :
Ok Brat ...i'll try it on paper first .. lemme see

Srijith :
go ahead .. but errr ahem ... copyright reserved !

Vimmmuu :
heh heh .. before he found the pot, the Red Indian and his bro were quite an orphan !

Sorcerer said...

wowwie..nice nice...
me likez...
me likez

Swaram said...

I luvvv the pot :)

Deeps said...

Very creative, Deepa. You're growing kothamalli?? hmmm..I can already feel the authentic aroma of sambhar :))

Sudeep said...

Looks pretty!
I can't paint but I like to use any medium of painting when I try my hand out.

Sudeep said...

Looks pretty!
I can't paint but I like to use any medium of painting when I try my hand out.

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Sorcy :
me thankez thou
me thankez thou

Swaram :
Thanks lady !

Deeps :
kothamalli .. is that what it is called in Tamil ? Oh oh .. I dont use kothamalli in sambhar

Sudeep :
Don't you have a blog ? Put up your creations somewhere

Sudeep said...

I have a blog, but people don't mention it in the blogs they read :P
Lol.. arre mere wale paintings are not suitable for display on net, they can be used to make someone laugh :D

stefy said...

Dont tell me the face is ur self potrait :D

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Stefy,

It is just an doll ... but, how i wished i lived in that era !