Thursday, April 27, 2017

You are invited to the Spring Auxiliary Boutique at the Sunnyvale Community Services


I would like to invite you all to the Sunnyvale Community Services Spring Boutique happening on Saturday May 13,2017 9 am to 4 pm at the Sunnyvale Community Services--- 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale CA 94086 ( between Wolfe & Fair oaks)

100% of proceeds benefit Sunnyvale community services. 

Website: Sunnyvale Community Services

This event is hosted by the SCS Auxilary.

This year I am a part of the Auxiliary team and you can find some of my origami  greeting cards, minion themed pencil pouches and cell phone cases.

Here is a picture of the my contribution to the Boutique


Title:  My contribution to the Spring Boutique Items for 2017


Here is the postcard of the Spring Boutique.





In other news, the Sunnyvale Art Club had its monthly meeting on April 20,2017. The monthly competition theme was " Flowers". My painting won 3rd place at this show. After doing an iPad painting of waterlilies , I wanted to create a traditional painting as well. So did this one with a combination of watercolor pencils and colored pencils polychromos. I used 140 pound cold pressed watercolor paper for this one.

Here is a picture:

Title: Monet's Waterlily
Medium: Colored pencils and Watercolor pencils on watercolor paper
Size: 9.5" x 7.5"
I thank you all for your time for visiting my blog. I will leave you with a quote from Claude Monet for you to ponder on.

"It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."-- Claude Monet


Friday, February 24, 2017

Feliz Cumpleanos !!

Feliz Cumpleanos to Creative Jayu's Blog as we are celebrating its 7th birthday today.  I created this animated gif for this occasion. This is done using an iPad only.


Title: Feliz Cumpleanos
Medium: iPad Art

After that I got hooked and created more animated GIFs. So here are some more done using the iPad.




Title: Minions !

Below animated GIFs are my very first animated GIFs

Title: Its a Beautiful Day!

Title: Hello there!

This painting below is for the Feb 2017 Facebook group Art Challenge. This is at Lisa's FB group at Lachri Fine Art. The theme for this month's challenge is " Things in Trees." I used my own reference picture for this challenge.

Here is my entry for this month's art challenge

Title: Two is Company
Medium: iPad Art

Update: I thank Lisa for featuring my iPad art seen  above  ( Two is Company) for the Feb 2017 art challenge. Here is the video link Feb 2017 Art Challenge 


 The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Nov 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: House Guests!
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper
The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Sept 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: Needle and Thread
Medium: Colored pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper, Ball point pen for numbers

The painting below is for Colored Pencil Magazine's monthly challenge. This challenge is for Oct 2016. Photo reference credit -- Sally Robertson ( Copyright released). Thank you for the picture.

Title: Indian Corn
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free Sketch paper
I created this  quick doodle ( see below) for the BBC ( Blue Blotch  Challenge ) challenge that takes place at the " The Mobile Artist Collective"  Facebook group. This is done using an iPad.

Title: Fishing Anyone?
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

I took part in Kathryn Costa's Mandalafest 2016. Here are some of my mandalas I created during the class.

Title: For Mandalafest 2016
Medium: Colored pencils


Title: Mandalafest 2016
Medium: Colored digitally using the iPad
The painting below is inspired from the book  -- Enchanted Fairies.

Title: Enchanted Fairies
Medium: Colored Pencils only


For Lisa's FB group challenge for March 2017 the theme is Water or something to do with it. Here is my entry

Title: Waterlily
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Paper by 53 and Procreate

Update: I would like to thank Lisa from Lachri Fine Art for featuring my Waterlily painting. Here is the video link for you to watch--  March 2017 Art Challenge


Painting below is entry for Color Pencil Magazine monthly challenge for Feb 2017. Thanks to Sally Robertson for reference picture ( Copyright Released)

Title: Feathers and Butterflies
Medium: Faber Castel Colored Pencils, Silver Gel pen and Butterfly Stickers on Canson's Acid Free Sketch Paper

I thank you all for hopping onto my blog. See you soon with another blog post.

" Keep your face to the Sunshine and you cannot see the Shadows." 

Friday, October 7, 2016

A celebration of Animals !

For the months of October 2016 and November 2016 my paintings will be up at " For Other Living Things"  located at 1261 S Mary Avenue,Sunnyvale,CA. I share this space with two other local artists. Please feel free to visit the store if you are an animal lover like yours truly.

Being fond of animals  especially the "wild" kind,  I dedicate this post to all types of animals.

Pictures below are the paintings that will be up for Oct and Nov, 2016 at the store

Medium: Pen and Ink with Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper
 Also linking this to Jake Parker's Inktober Challenge -- #inktober  and #inktober2016


Title: Adopt Me!
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Only the Pencil feature in the App Procreate

Title: Best Friends
Medium: Colored Pencils on Watercolor Paper

Title: Finding Nemo
Medium: Acrylics on 9 by 12" canvas

Pictures below are my entries to Colored Pencil Magazine's  Aug 2016 monthly challenge -- Beginner Category.
Photo Reference Credit: Sally Robertson

Title: American Bull Dog
Medium: Kohinoor Wood-less Colored Pencils and Watercolor Pencils  on Canson's Acid Free Sketch Paper 

The picture below is my entry to the Colored Pencil magazine's Annual Art Competition

Title: The Madhubani Peacock
Medium: Colored Pencils on Canson's Acid Free sketch paper



 Picture below is  One more entry to Jake Parker's Inktober Challenge. The Mule Deer is  created using Pen and Ink on watercolor paper--  #inktober2016 and  #inktober




With this I will conclude this post with a picture of one my most favorite animal from the animal kingdom. Picture taken from Jane Goodall Institute. 





Monday, October 3, 2016

You are invited to the Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary Team Holiday Boutique


 The Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary " Holiday Boutique" is happening  on Friday, October 28,2016: 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday,October 29,2016: 9 am to 4 pm located at 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale ( Between Wolfe and Fair Oaks). 

This year I am a part of the Auxiliary team and you can find some of my handmade greeting cards, candles, paintings  and other baked goodies. 

Some more information for you about this Boutique

Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary Holiday Boutique
What: Handmade and heartfelt gifts for the holidays !
Ornaments, quilts, jams, baked goods, pet corner, jewelry, gifts & more.

When: Friday, October 28,2016: 3 pm to 7 pm and Saturday,October 29,2016: 9 am to 4 pm

Where: 725 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale ( Between Wolfe and Fair oaks)

100% of the proceeds benefit Sunnyvale Community Services ( working to prevent homelessness and hunger). 

www.svcommunityservices.org

Here is a sneak preview of some of my items that you will find at the Boutique. I don't have pictures of the beeswax candles that I made earlier, but you will find them at the boutique.



Holiday Greeting Cards




Birthday Greeting Cards

Update: I sold the above greeting cards at this show. 
Birthday Greeting Cards

Update: I sold the above greeting card at this show.


Pen and Ink Bookmarks
Update: I sold the above bookmarks   at this show.


Holiday Gift Tags

Update: I sold the above gift tags  at this show.
Warli  Style Greeting Cards
Update: I sold the above  warli  greeting card at this show.

Doodled Greeting Cards



Title: Winter Snowflakes
Medium: Mixed media on 18" by 14" canvas




Title: Hoot Hoot!
Medium: Pen and Ink on Watercolor Paper
Size: 9"by 7"


Update: I sold the above painting ( Hoot Hoot )  at this show.

Below is the postcard for the Holiday Boutique







Thank you for visiting my blog.

         
       


Thursday, August 4, 2016

My Artistic Updates

Here are some of my recent Artistic updates

1) On Aug 1, 2016 my iPad Art was featured in the Cover of Kathy Qi's  key2arts Bay Area Community Newsletter.--  Newsletter Issue 96 Bay Area Art Events for Aug 1 to Aug 10,2016.

Here is  a snapshot: 






2) My iPad art was featured for  June 2016 group challenge at Lisa's Lachri Fine art Facebook group challenge.Tropical was the theme for June 2016. Here is the video link of my  featured  iPad Art

3) The theme for July 2016 group challenge at Lachri Fine art Facebook group challenge was "Trees". Here is my entry for this challenge


Title: The Majestic Tree
Medium: Pencils on Printer Paper, 12 by 16" 

Update: Happy to inform you all that the above painting -- The Majestic Tree was featured  for the July 2016 group art challenge at Lisa's Lachri Fine Art. Trees was the theme for this challenge.  Here is the YouTube video link to check out my artwork ---  Trees Challenge


4) Early June 2016 two of my iOrnament Art (iPad Art)  was featured under "User Creations with iOrnament 2.0 " in their Facebook page. Here are some snapshots of my featured paintings:









5) Sunnyvale Art Club hosts the yearly juried Library show at the Sunnyvale Library. I created this postcard for this show using only my iPad. Show was in June 2016. I did not participate this year but I got a chance to create the postcard. Here is the picture.









6) For the months of June and July I was the featured artist at the City Attorney's Office located across the Sunnyvale Library W.Olive Ave, Sunnyvale,CA. Here is a picture of my painting:


Title: Jekyll and Hyde
Medium: Acrylic Painting on 16 by 16" canvas




7)  The Tomato painting below  is done using "Kohinoor Woodless Color Pencils in Canson's Acid Free Sketch Paper. Photo Reference Credit: Sally Robertson. This is for the Color Pencil Magazine July 2016 Monthly Challenge. 









I am thankful for being a part of this vibrant art community and I thank everyone who featured my artworks  in various social media/ websites/ public locations etc. 



Monday, July 11, 2016

My entries to this week's challenges

"Baby" is the theme for this week's Digital Whisper Challenge. Here are my entries for this challenge: 



Title: Look who wants to hitch hike with you
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Sculpt + and Procreate

Note: The above iPad Art is a part of the humor series that I am working on. The elephant is digitally  sculpted using the app Sculpt + app by Autodesk. I then  painted the elephant using the same app. I then saved it it onto my iPad camera roll and imported this image onto Procreate. The background is painted using the app Procreate. Picture of Baby taken from Graphics Fairy. 

Here is one more as a part of the humor series :



Title: Cute Baby
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Paper by 53 and Procreate


Note: Picture of Baby taken from Graphics Fairy. The rest is my creation. The dictionary page taken from Google Images. 


"Party" is the theme for this week's challenge at Illustration Friday. This is my entry for this challenge


Title: The Party is Here!
Apps used: Artisian, iColorama and Sketch Club
Medium: iPad Art

Doing Zumba is my other passion.I have been doing Zumba since 2012 and  I just love swinging to its moves. This painting is inspired with Zumba on my mind.


" Tropical" is the theme for June 2016 monthly challenge. This challenge is at Lisa's Facebook Group at Lachri Fine Art. My own reference photo has been used. 

Title: Bird of Paradise
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate

I thank you all for your time and comments over here. Your comments keep me motivated to create more art.


 " The Littlest Feet Make The Biggest Footprints In Our Hearts.





Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Digital Whisper weekly challenge theme: Racoon and Every Inchie Monday-- Robot

Here are my entries for this week's Digital whisper challenge-- Racoon 

Title: I am watching you !
Medium: iPad Art
Apps used: Procreate


Note: Picture of  Racoon taken from my camera roll. This racoon visits us daily. 



Title: Time for  Dessert !
Apps used: Procreate
Medium: iPad Art

Note:  I wanted to infuse some humor onto this art piece. So used one of my favorite candy  for dessert. Also the car further ahead is not sure which way to pass them as these racoons want to  enjoy their dessert first. 

This Racoon is originally my painting done using pencils on my sketchbook. I took a picture of  it and incorporated it into this collage painting.

I hope you like it. If you want to participate for this weekly challenge please visit  http://digitalwhisper.blogspot.com.au/ 


This week the theme  at "Every Inchie Monday"  is "Robot." This is the first time I am participating for this challenge. It was quite challenging for me to work on such a small canvas as I am used to working in larger canvases. But I feel as an artist we sometimes have to break out of our comfort zone  and play and experiment with art.


Title: Beep Beep !
Medium: Micron Pens and Color Pencils on Moleskin journal

If you want to participate for this weekly challenge, please visit:
http://everyinchiemonday2012.blogspot.com/2016/05/inchie-robot.html 


I thank you all in advance for your time and comments here. 

" There is much more learning than knowing in the world."