Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I will be showing my watercolours of my travels this year, for just one night at the Tranzac, Toronto on the 4th December. Watercolours from Kashmir, Andamans, Kerala, Switzerland, and also postcards and screen prints from my artists residency to help me on my next journey. Or simply come by for a pint!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
So I've been doing a watercolour of Lake Ontario from Wellington beach every day. I got to the beach just after the sun had set yesterday. There was still some gorgeous light, so I proceeded to work on my watercolour. I had to work really quickly as the light was changing rapidly. While laying down my washes, I realised that interesting patterns began to appear on my paper and paint, and then I figured that my painting was freezing over, while I was working on it! These are my first ice paintings ever!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Lake Ontario was gorgeous. I had to venture out twice to the beach in Wellington to document the raging madness that was unfolding in nature. There was such magnificent power and energy in the lake that I was moved to do 2 watercolours....one with just a band of yellow light above the horizon and later when the clouds cleared. The water was a constant barrage of continuous frenzy and now there is quite a storm brewing with wild winds and a full moon. All too inspiring!
Swati commissioned me to do 4 watercolours for her husband Anckur's 40th birthday. She wanted a watercolour to chronicle each decade of his life. The first one being his fascination with reading comics in his hometown Cochin, then going scuba diving in his teens which blew his mind! In his twenties Anckur got a Corvette which he drives on the sea link in Bombay, and now he practices Aikido and is quite a foodie! I incorporated all these points into these watercolours, that Anckur proudly sits in front of, in their study. Thank you for this exciting project!
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I've been invited by Rebecca and Stew to their residence/studio in Wellington, Ontario, for a couple of weeks to paint and do my thing. It's gorgeous here and wonderful to catch up with my old friends from Toronto, who were the first ones to invite me to exhibit my work at their group shows downtown more than 10 years ago!
This is their house and Studio House, which is where Stew paints and exhibits his work.
A morning cappuccino with Stew at the Tall Poppy.
I walked to the beach and stopped to do a watercolour there. It was a beautiful warm day for the 16th of November by Lake Ontario!
Last night we walked to the lake by the light of the moon. Rather magical!
Here's Stewart Jones with his latest painting.