Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I will upload more pictures in this post as I have more time scanning them all. So, please check this post every once in a while. You might suddenly find there are couple of new paintings pop up. Enjoy! And, as always, crits, questions, and comments are always welcomed. These are all done using Gouache. Reason I didn't use oil is because I am allergic to the solvent. And, I have not YET convinced that water based oil paint is as superior as the actual oil paint.
3 hours sketch
3 hours sketch
1.5 hours sketch
1.5 hours sketch

Monday, August 10, 2009

Head Drawing Sketch

I spend roughly about 2 - 3.5 hours to do these. The medium is Stonehenge hot press Paper and charcoal. The size of the paper is about 22 X 30 inches.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Death of Cleopatra

This is a painting I did in Fall 2008. The model (Aja) is absolutely great and professional!
Here is the close up shot. To be quite honest, this is done in a spur of the moment. I tend to belabor my composition making process before I commit to the real painting. So, please forgive the compositional errors. I will fix them and move some elements here and there when I have the time.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Zorn's watercolor seems to have that happy medium between fast strokes of Sargent's and sensitivities of Sorolla's. Here is my watercolor attempt in copying Zorn.

The close up: (Since the actual painting is too large to be scanned on my scanner, I used my old camera Nikon Coolpix 5200- hence, the glorious image quality -put a sarcastic smiley here-)
Zorn detail