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Hi,I am Deepa from Bangalore,India.I juggle between content writing at Agile Labs and teaching computer science at Christ University. Embroidery is my passion and I can spend hours stitching. I  have blogging about my embroidery projects at This and that...my random thoughts for the past 7+ years. Do visit my little space in the blogosphere. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First attempt at...

Painting...

Experts please don't flinch!!  I've no knowledge of paints and brushes .The only time I've held a brush is to paint a scene with two mountains,one sun, a house ,a coconut tree,a boat and water and that too in school. I'd bought the painting canvas on a whim during our fortnightly shopping at the supermarket and wanted to use it somehow :)
This was a free hand attempt. I splashed whatever colors I got in hand :) By the end of it, red  paint was floating inside the yellow bottle.
I also got a couple of other paintings completed and framed. I cannot claim any expertise here too,since all it requires is to trace the design and paint.
Remember this?
This is Pearl metallic on fabric. The design was traced to the fabric and then painted.
And one more..

Coffee painting on canvas.The entire pattern is painted with coffee powder. The thickness of the mix has been altered to get the different shades.Click on the pics for better view.

And..thus ends the exhibition of my paintings :) Back to embroidery now.
Thanks a ton for your kind comments about my lost package.I'm still harbouring a nanobit of hope that...one day it'll come...

Love,luck and sunshine,
Deepa

16 comments:

nima said...

Beautiful paintings...i love the coffee painting ...awesome..

Miss 376 said...

Well done on your attempts at painting, I wouldn't know where to start.

shirley said...

I do like you marigold flower. You have done a great job and have achieved a lot of light and shade and this has given depth to the petals. Congratulations

Suztats said...

Deepa, I think your flower petals look very realistic! They almost dance! You have an artist's eye, and this is very apparent in your embroideries, so I am not surprised at the realism in your painting. Well done!

Walden said...

Lovely. You layered the colors very nicely in the flower. The other two are also very nice. How did you like painting with coffee powder?

Anusuya said...

Lovely paintings Deepa...it looks like you have discovered your hidden talent....all three are awesome...

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!! u paint too..... beautiful

meri said...

Uau!!!Deepa, it's wonderful!
I've got the materials to paint three years go - still have not dared to give it a try... :(

Dinesh Krishnan S said...

hi dear nice painting

Thendral said...

The golden yellow attracts me . Very nice painting.

Heather said...

Excellent Deepa! If that's your first attempt, imagine what a little practice will result in. Good for you!
Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Deepa the flower looks real. coffee painting is beautiful.

Neetika said...

If this is your first attempt then I wonder how well you'll do with a little practice.
Congrats!

Laurette said...

Hi Deepa...Great painting for your first try.The flower is very realistic.You ould not have done any better. It is the first time I hear about painting with coffee powder.I just learn something new.I am not surprise with your painting as like me you do a lot of different craft and can deal with color. Laurette.

uma srinivasan said...

All Paintings are Beautiful,I like the coffee powder painting and the design

Ninu said...

They are beautiful!!Im hearing abt coffee painiting for the first time!!Love the first one too