Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Discount coupon for Artists

I wanted to share some useful information with all my artist friends here. Below is a discount coupon code that can be used while purchasing from online store or their physical store in Kolkata. For purchases above Rs 1,000/- you get a discount of 10% above the existing discounts if any. There is no discount if your total purchase amount is less than Rs 1,000/-. This code is going to be valid for a long time I guess. I hope this will help you all save some money on art materials.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal

" If I create from the heart; nearly everything works, if from head
almost nothing." Marc Chagall

The soft pastel painting below has been inspired
by my early morning visit to Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

The sunlit pathway and the surrounding thick
vegetation growth made for a good composition.
The light and contrast in the scene appealed 
a lot to me.

Soft pastel painting of a scene from Karnala Bird Sanctuary by Manju Panchal

The Morning Rays
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 7" X 9"

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Mahogany - Kasturi Borkotoki

 Oil on wood with palette knives
.20 x16 inches.
My serendipitous foray into wood has spoilt me. After the two pieces of wood which came my way I attacked this piece stashed away from an AC repair job two years back and happily gave vent to my wood withdrawal. My knives have finally met their match on wood. I can slash and flourish without worrying about cutting! Unlike canvas!
The new year has started with a new promise.Some new alliances and new avenues. Am excited and hoping to paint a lot this year!
Meanwhile if anyone wants to give me a gift you can pass any discarded pieces of wood my way.I'd be delighted!:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017