MuseAcrylic on canvas, 12"x16"2013

Acrylic on canvas, 12″x16″

Interpretation:  A statue who dreams of being alive. To feel this colourful world, to breath life. That dream is the only inspiration and only muse of him.
Open for further interpretation. Let me know what crosses your mind too.

Experience:  It took me near about 5 days to complete this one. I felt pretty content after finishing. And I discovered some spontaneous effect that my brush can create while painting this.

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The DecoyAcrylic on paper, A32013

The Decoy
Acrylic on paper, A3


I used a limited palette. It’s a great practice to play with colours. I used Naple’s yellow, Permanent Rose and Burnt Umber. It’s a mask of metal. The left side is polished and shows not much emotion (because that was the job of the mask owner in my thought) And on the left side which part seems it’s mouth is actually metal plates. The mask has no mouth hole.
On the other side, as you discover the second face – it’s painted to give the impression of rust. The other side of the mask is decaying. That face is showing signs of carrying load, despair – that can be the projection of the mask owner’s emotion that he kept hidden for long.

Boats By The River

I am very fond of calm natural atmosphere. It gives me space to relief, to think and to be inspired. So I captured a bit of such calm solitary mood in this drawing. And I love reeds on the river banks.

Boats By The RiverPen drawingNatural paper, A42013r

Boats By The River
Pen drawing
Natural paper, A4

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Memories of July

Memories of July
Acrylic on canvas-board

Interpretation: Everything changes, memories faded – the familiar lamp post still standing there in rain – the last silent witness of some forgotten promises made under its light on a rainy day.

Experience: This is a limited palette painting. Entirely painted with painting knife. This painting was made to experiment with pure earthen pigment and nostalgic moods. The 80% of the painting is done with only Raw Umber. Minute Ivory blacks and Naples yellow were used to darken and lighten it.
The artistic goal of this painting was to show that only a simple earth pigment can also create a dramatic impact. You do not need visual cacophony of colours to create impact.

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Inspiration In Progress

Sometimes late at night, I stay awake and think wonderful things.

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~Done in Inkscape
March, 2014

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