28 May 2007

Unable to resist the temptation

For the first time in my life, I am working on an oil-paint. It is not yet complete. Still I am not able to resist the temptation to put it online.

There are a couple of things you should take care if you are into oil-painting

  1. The paint takes quite some time to dry up. If you are not careful enough, you’ll spread the colors all over the sheet and will use a couple of 4 or 8 letter words. I normally never ever use swear words. Still when I see that I did spread the paint carelessly, the very basic swear words pop out of my mouth – involuntarily! What a pity!

  2. It is actually very easy to paint compared to the traditional water color methods. Since the oil takes time to dry and since it won’t spoil/wet the background as water does, we can take all our time to give the shades.

  3. Don’t try with some complicated stuff for your first painting. I did this mistake and am struggling!

  4. Make sure that you have ample time… I mean a minimum of 3-4 days. You cannot finish one picture in a single day. Paint some part 1-3 hours, let it dry for 1-3 days, then the next part. This is the way to go. At least I guess so.

Now, here is the first draft of it. I am really so excited. The finished picture will go as a gift for my beloved Deutsch teacher!

So far so good.

Let me go and have my rice-soup. (In malayalam "kanji")

Signing off, Sands.



Black is beautiful said...

blue flower with red petals -- color combo sucks...

but over all its a good painting.... (i can never draw or paint --> one reason not to choose biology group in higher secondary)....

Priya said...

Dude just persevere! Take this if from person who has had no basic training. I began with whatever my instincts made me do. When i got comortable with that, I started a more formal approach. This has helped me a bit.

Anonymous said...




Thanks. I just jumped in to paint a bunch of flowers. I should have started with some empty vase, or a banana or something similar... whatever... this is fun.. i love it :)

PS: the way i am saying things is as if I am a great artist!! should i have a little more humility?

Velu Nair said...

I dont hv a clue abt painting, to be honest, but I wud like to let u know that I love what I see u have posted here..

Black is beautiful said...

@velu nair
your name is so weird..:D
velu is a tam name (thats what I have been thinking all my life)
and it sounds like velu nayakar in nayagan movie

"kanji" -- in france after three months.. I m scared right now....:(.. hoping for dinil to rescue

Sandeep Sadanandan said...

@velu nair

thanks man :)

@ bib

dude.. this is your problem... you once made your life hell... by commenting on the meaning of someone's name... you repeating it? you'll never learn?

and dont even think about dinil. he is not there.. this is the first time you're going to be of your own. and if dinil rescues you for that time.. no one will ever be able to rescue you... you might struggle for 2 weeks.. then you'll pull through!

Anonymous said...

This is great! Keep up with the good work!


Dinil said...

Looks good !

Sandeep Sadanandan said...

@ Sir and Dinil

:) Thanks