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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Step by step - A soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal


"Colour is the pulse of the painting." Michele Cooper

The pastel painting as below is of a morning scene from 
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
I visited this beautiful Sanctuary in the month
 of November, some years back. 

 The morning sun rays  lit up the tall dry grass
 blades and the scene came up live and vibrant with colours. 
The warm colours  of the sunlit grass was such a contrast to the
 cool colours of the shadows in the surroundings.

A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan by Manju Panchal

The Morning Glow
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6"X 8"

The soft pastel painting as above progressed in stages. 
I am posting two images below.

Step 1 A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Step 1. Keeping the composition in mind, I drew a faint outline
and then blocked in the major shapes using the underlying 
dark colours keeping in mind the values.
( The sky and water were painted in similar colours )

Step 2 A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Step 2. Started the second layer of colours, adding details and
strokes to suggest foliage, grass etc.Smudging only
if required, else I just leave original pastel strokes.

Step 3. In the final stage of the pastel painting, added highlights
and few other details.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Series of Paintings

Madivala Lake, Bangalore, Watercolor on canson

Mahabalishwar temple Gokarna, Watercolor on Fabriano

Chariot found on the road, Gokarna, Watercolor on Fabriano.


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Secret Path - acrylic painting


Secret Path
acrylic on canvas
9x12 inches

A secret path in the woods dotted with sunlight and shadows. Silhouette of trees and leaves done with palette knife to create texture.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Portrait of a woman in water colour medium. By Manju Panchal


A water colour Portrait of a woman
from Kutch, Gujarat ( India ).

I have used Winsor and Newton Cotman
water colour tubes for this artwork.


A water colour portrait of a woman from Kutch, India by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Looking on
Water colour painting on acid free paper
Size 5" X 7"

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you can visit my BLOG
or INSTAGRAM page.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Water colour painting of Blue Haven beach, West Australia by Manju Panchal


"The only time I feel alive is when I am painting". Vincent Van Gogh

Posted below is one of my latest
 works in water colour medium. 
I created it using a reference photo 
sent by a friend. 

Seashore is one of my favorite subjects and I 
enjoyed painting the crystal clear waters of the ocean
and the rocks at the beach.


A water colour painting of a seashore at Blue Haven, Esperance, West Australia By Indian artist Manju Panchal

Blue Haven beach, West Australia
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 8.5" X 11"

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Exquisite beauty


Benaulim beach, Goa. A water colour painting by Manju Panchal


"The only way to deep happiness is to do something you love
 to the best of your ability." Richard Feynman

A beautiful solitary tree that I came across at Benaulim beach
 in Goa,  motivated me to create the water colour painting
  as seen below. The tree had  its shadow as well  as reflection
 in the water underneath. 

The tree with its drooping leaves and branches also kind of 
narrated its survival story. Determined and resolute it stood
 facing the strong  monsoon winds, rooted firmly to the ground. 
We all need this kind of determination
 in life at some time or other.

It was fun creating this painting as it was my
 maiden attempt at painting palm leaves


A Solitary Palm tree
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jerry the Horse by Arti Chauhan

12'' 16''
W/c on Saunders Waterford Paper
Horses have beautiful eyes to match their well constructed faces.This one has been done in my current favorite palette- purple grays, which consists of French Ultamarine Blue, Shadow violet , Moonglow (both by  DS) and permanent magenta.Just a hint of burnt orange in some areas for some warmth.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Untitled ,,,an abstract by Manisha Vedpathak




Untitled, 
acrylic on canvas, 32"X32"
 Available. For information please visit :
www.manishavedpathak.com

Would appreciate if the readers could suggest a title for this painting.


Thursday, July 6, 2017

A water colour painting of a palm tree at the beach, by Manju Panchal


"Master water first and then paint." Josh Goldberg

Of late I have been working a lot with
the water colour medium. It is a
challenging medium yet very
satisfying.

Given below is a water colour painting of a 
scene that I came across while I was

A water colour painting of a tree at Benaulim beach, Goa by Manju Panchal

A Palm tree at the beach
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

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FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM page.

Thanks for browsing through my works.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Step by Step - drawing and painting a seashore. By Manju Panchal


"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. 
At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." 
Fernando Botero

The scene below is from Bamboo island, five kilometers off the 
northern  tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, in the Krabi province of Thailand. 
The island has stunning beaches with beautiful rocks, white sand
 and limestone cliffs behind. In the painting below the beach
 is covered by the shadows cast by the tall cliffs behind. 
The source of light ie the sun is behind the cliffs and
 the beach is on the west side of the island.


Soft pastel painting of a scene from Bamboo island by Manju Panchal

Reaching the destination
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6" X 8"

I titled the painting as "Reaching the destination" with reference
 to the beautiful waves which travel a long distance 
and finally reach the shore. It is a beautiful feeling
 to be at a place like this and to hear the sound of the waves 
splashing against the rocks, and then gently kissing 
the white sand and merging with the land.

The soft pastel painting on twilight Canson MT progressed 
in stages and the step by step images can be seen below.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 1. Creating the basic outline
using Camlin charcoal pencil.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 2. Blocking in the major shapes with respective colours
 keeping in mind the values. Using the soft pastels
from mixed brands.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 3. Adding details and final touch up.
At this stage I use pastel pencils at several places.


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Friday, March 31, 2017

How to Organize your Art Exhibition Part 1 : Preparation

Hi All. I am sure many of you have been planning to do your art exhibition, but just don't know where to start. I have written a blog post on How to Organize your Art Exhibition Part 1 - Preparation. I hope it will help. I'll be publishing the second part soon which will focus on the opening day and rest of the exhibition days.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017