Yes! That is the term used for a painting technique – ‘IMPASTO.’ Impasto technique in simple words is painting with a knife. A painting knife is different from a regular knife. The blades come in different shapes and sizes to create different textures. You could relate better if I named a famous artwork created with this technique – ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh.
Tag Archives: Artists
Henna Art or Mehendi
There is a good chance that you might have noticed a very striking similarity between my artwork with henna designs. It is also a possibility that I do more Ink Artwork, Doodle Art, Mandala Art and Zentangle Art because of my fluency in Henna Art. I learnt this art from my mom. Sharing ‘My Henna Story – Henna Art or Mehendi’
Solving the Easel Puzzle
Easels are a one-time investment and costly. Every artist uses whatever he or she is comfortable with. Not all artists draw, sketch or paint on an inclined surface. Different painting styles can mean using or not using the Easel.
A short simple post answering questions about selecting an Easel or a Drawing Board. People usually have two opposing thoughts on this topic. Some feel “what is there to select? Every artist or painter needs an Easel” while others feel “it is the last thing to invest in”. There are a lot of myths about an Easel. No doubt it makes an excellent gift to give an artist, but do you know which one to select?
Fifty it is!!!
We have achieved a milestone! 50 posts! Yaaay!! Please do share your thoughts and feedback. Would love to hear from you!
‘Still Life Painting’ – by Guest Blogger Dr Shaazia Hawai
Our guest blogger Dr Shaazia Hawai is a dentist, who spills her love for colours onto the canvas. Join us as she shares more about her Impressionist Style Still Life Painting using acrylic paints. She also conducts live painting sessions on Instagram.
It’s Beautiful! Stained Glass Paintings
The painting process is very simple. Two steps 1) Create the Outline and 2) Fill the colours. The skilled part is in doing it. And like they say, you have to do it to know it. The texture that you see is the original texture of the glass. We select the glass based on the type we want. The material except the glass isn’t very expensive. The colours in a set are enough to make two or three glass panels. So if you want to re-use or recycle a piece of glass from the renovation, consider ‘Stained Glass Panting’. It will give a fresh and majestic look to your decor.
Painting a Silhouette
‘Silhouette’ Try saying it as ‘Silu -et’. That’s right! I am not talking about a soft fabric but a technique of painting. Silhouette is also a popular method in photography. It is an object or profile in dark black against a very bright source of light, usually the Sun.
Mixed Media Project : Nameplate
The first thing we usually ask or get to know about someone is their name. That is how we relate to them. We all like it when someone calls us by our name, isn’t it? That is what my next project is all about – a name. In this post, I am sharing about making a nameplate. It could be a simple door sign for your room or studio, an open or close sign for your store or a board sign for your home.
Complete Step by Step details with Material.
Playing with Colours and Textures
Modern Art, Abstract Art and Contemporary Art these terms are used together or in place of the other many times. This little artist was into Contemporary Art. Her guardians were organising her show. She was trying for the world records as the youngest artist to have a solo art show.
I don’t know if she made it but it got me my topic for this post. Yes! We will be discussing Modern Art, Contemporary Art and Abstract Art in this post. Are these the same? Not really. Honestly very few people understand these or know. It is more about visual appeal. If they like to look at it, they buy it. Simple!
Selecting colours in Art for their meaning
All artworks require a good choice of colours. However, artworks like designs, patterns, abstract art and modern art tend to have a higher dependence on the colours used. Hence before choosing colours for the artwork it is always better to know about colours and their meanings. If you want to appeal to a certain audience, it is always a good idea to know their interpretation of colours. I am going to discuss the broader interpretation and general meanings in this post.
Art is about the freedom to express. We all draw and paint to express our thoughts. A good piece of art is one that conveys the artists message clearly. Worldwide, we associate colours with certain emotions. That is why when an artist paints a red rose it invokes a different reaction and when he paints a black rose it invokes a different one. Why? Because every colour has a meaning. Some meanings are accepted in general by most people while some have deeper or additional meanings.
Oops! I made a mistake .. Eraser Stories
Some common mistakes all of us make while drawing and painting. Erasers and their use as Art Materials.
A Trip Down Memory Lane : Sketching With Charcoal And Soft Pastels
A gallery for my Paintings in Charcoal and Soft Pastels that I made at the classes and later.
Let’s get you in a Frame! Selecting a suitable Frame for your Art and Creating an Art Wall
Answering all your questions about selecting a suitable Frame for your Art. Ideas for putting up Art on the Wall and creating an Art Wall.
Selecting Art Materials : Canvas and Paper, Paintbrushes
Discussing about selecting a Canvas, Art Paper and Paint Brushes for you Art.
The Black and White of Pen and Ink Drawings – Ink Art
Ink is my favourite medium of Art. Ink Illustrations, Pen and Ink Drawings are my forte. Sharing various techniques and more about drawing and painting with this medium.
Why is Acrylic Paint the most preferred medium to paint?
10 Reasons why Acrylic Paint is the most preferred medium to Paint and why you should have a box of these at home.
5 Ways to Fine Tune your Art – Drawing, Painting and Sketching
These are 5 points to observe, mark, note and check while making Art. It will not only improve your Artwork but also help understand and learn different Art styles and genre. You could also say these are five mistakes to avoid while drawing, painting or sketching.
Year in a Review
A list of all the Posts on the Blog so far. Easy links to the posts in case you missed out on any.
Selecting Pens and Markers for your Art
Answering your questions on selecting Pens and Markers for your Arts and Crafts
Calligraphy : A Visual Art
Learning this beautiful unique visual art related to writing. Answering your questions on Calligraphy- What is it? Where to start? What materials to buy? And more
Sharing my Rangoli Art and Wishing everyone a very Happy Diwali!
Be Creative! Do Not Copy – Copyrights in Artistic Works
Sharing what I learnt when I studied the Copyright Law in simple language for everyone to understand. Tried to keep it to our daily language of conversation while introducing the main topics to read up on.
Three Arts that you can give a try – Doodle Art, Zentangle Art and Mandala Art
As the title says I’m sharing three Arts I feel everyone can try. It requires no prior experience or knowledge in Art. One can begin any time. Easy to learn and there is no right or wrong here. I’m talking about Doodle Art, Zentangle Art and Mandala Art.
Artist on the Go!
Suggestions for Art material any Art lover can carry along with them while on the go!