Thursday, June 3, 2010

My family portrait


I don't like to paint oil for simple reason that I do not like smell of turpentine and hate cleaning brushes. I hhave hardly used oils in my life but when I had to paint my own family then oil was only option :). this forgiving medium is obvious choice when you have to paint 3 faces

11 comments:

Mineke Reinders said...

A delightful family portrait.
I understand your choice of oils for this, but I think you could have done them justice in any medium. Congrats, this is wonderful.

padmaja said...

Ajay, that is a lovable family portrait you have created.. it gives such a wonderful feeling when you look at it, whenever I see a family portrait, it touches something deep inside my heart and this was no exception!

Ajay Patil said...

Mineke, Padmaja- thanks for liking the painting. I am not good at portarits and your comments do give required courage to attempt such paintings

Art with Liz said...

For someone who doesn't like oils, this is jolly good Ajay! But I do think you should also try it in your medium of choice - I think you would do the family portrait justice in watercolour as well!

Arti said...

I also hate cleaning brushes ( and the mess!)so I sympathize with you, Ajay.This is a wonderful portrait.You ARE good at painting portraits!Why dont you try painting this one in watercolors too?

Ajay Patil said...

Liz, I will try this in watercolors someday, before that I plan to do few head studies from life.
Arti- great minds think alike :)

pc said...

Congrats Ajay,
You have captured the expressions well. Will wait for the unforgiving watercolour version :)

Ajay Patil said...

Pravin,
As rains arive, I will stop painting outdoor and do few live face studies (in watercolores ofcource :))

Rishi Kapil said...

This is a beautiful painting.

Ajay Patil said...

thanks Rishi

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

very nice Ajay...you three had a beautiful smile