Lilies

Well I painted these flowers a week back but couldn’t post it here. I also recorded the entire painting. I made a times lapse video which you can see it on my Instagram @artbysnehal.

I am planning to post it on my YouTube channel as well. Will keep you posted.

Thank you for stopping by.

A movie scene

We had a painting contest in the office “Story on Canvas”, theme was artwork should be inspired by any famous book/ movie/ character or Series. That being said how can i miss an opportunity to paint anything inspired by Studio Ghibli movies right? So tried my hands on this Dawn scene from ‘only yesterday’

This painting is a scene from a one of the very famous movie of Studio Ghibli. 

“Only Yesterday”, directed by Isao Takahata. Movie follows a 27-year-old woman called Taeko across two different timelines, Taeko being a child and her younger-self.

Upon feeling intense wanderlust, she takes a long holiday to visit some distant family members in the countryside to help with their safflower harvest. This particular scene is a one view of safflower field.

During her trip, Taeko recalls various childhood memories of family dysfunction, puberty and first crushes. Her time in the countryside is a transformative experience that connects her to her younger self, leaving her to wonder if she has built a life her childhood self would be proud of.

Only Yesterday couldn’t be more appropriately named.

Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe and healthy.

A movie scene

Started on this piece over the last weekend, forgot to share. This scene is from one of the famous animated movie. Hope it will be recognisable once i make some more progress.

This piece will be a part of my office competition “Story on Canvas” the theme was it should be based on any movie or book. So I choose a particular movie (which I reveal soon 😀 😉 )

By the way I am not at all used to paint land scape, will see how this one will turn out.

Till time stay safe and healthy.

ETSY shop is Open now!

Yay! My ETSY shop is OPEN now!

I have listed few of my paintings from 100 days of birds painting. All are the original pieces of handmade paintings.

These paintings would make a perfect gift for a bird lover on any occasion like House warming, Anniversaries, Birthdays. Also these cute birds will look good as Office Decor, Study Room or Kids room Decor.

Thank you for stopping by, do visit my shop.

Stay safe and healthy.

Lavenders 💜

Though I promised to be consistent on my posts here on WP I hardly get time these days.

Let me tell you my routine.

I used to go to gym early morning around 6AM but these days we are under second lockdown in Pune, Maharashtra. Gyms are closed in my city. So I do some exercises at home.

Due to this COVID situation we decided not to take domestic help, so I cook twice a day along with dishes🙄. I enjoy cooking though. Sometimes (over the weekend) I make seasonal dishes like yesterday I made Mango Sheera (it’s an Indian pudding made with semolina, ghee, sugar, cashews and raisins)

I do WFH and these days office work is taking toll on me. That’s the main reason I hardly get time to make art on week days. That being said I used most of my weekends to create or paint. These days we are staying home so I utilize my weekend to rest and relax.
Also if you have read it on my Instagram story @artbysnehal that I started taking online weekend painting classes for kids. Here in India kids final exams are over and they have enough time to pursue hobbies. For now 6 kids are joining from different locations. May be I will make another post on that.

Yeah now enough of my routine, this lavender painting was done I guess a month ago and realized I never shared it. I used art philosophy colors. And this one is done directly with paints no drawing (you may noticed some flaws in jar 😜)

How about you? How’s your routine these days?

Stay safe and take care.

Hello From This Side of World 🙋🏻‍♀️

Yeah Hello There!

I know I have been away from my blog. It’s just the (pandamic) routine, working from home and all. That being said the second lock down has just started today in Maharashtra India.

Anyways I resumed my paining, I guess last week or so and started posting it on Instagram. I could not post here on WP so thought to say HI to all my WP friends and share the paintings here as well.

After such a long break I knew that I need a good amount of practice to get back on track. So tried my hands on couple of Irises. Below are the pictures and also I have posted a time lapse video on Instagram you can see it on @artbysnehal

Stay safe and healthy that is what all I can say. Thank you for stopping by.

Day #82-83 /100 – Blue Tit

Work in progress

No this not a third part of Travel during pandemic 😉 but I must say Jet lags are not so cool 😎 Its day #3 I am sleeping almost entire afternoon and stay awake at night like an owl 🦉! Yes that’s true!

Anyways here are blue tits work in progress ( which I couldn’t post yesterday) and the completed version for today.

Day #58/100 – Tanager💚

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Here is a little red necked tanager for today. I have painted variety of green birds in this 100 day’s challenge till now. I have posted it on my Instagram story today, you can vote for your favorite one here.

Today is my mom’s birthday. Wish you a very happy birthday mom. On these days we don’t see each other, we hardly talk on phone as we are in different countries for now. Life did changed, Mother daughter relationship got better and stronger as the years passed. It’s not just With me but with my two younger siblings too. One thing I realized in past couple of years that No matter what Your parents will always have your back.
Thank you for the wonderful life you have given us. Thank you for all the life lessons you taught us. Happy Birthday and May God bless you with lots of happiness and health!

Day #55/100 – Cardinal on Skillshare

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Its been more than a month I was working on this class. Recording, editing and what not!  Plus I am doing the 100 days of bird painting challenge as well. Last few weeks were crazy. Finally it’s done and published!

So happy to announce that my new skillshare class “A Complete Guide to Watercolor Cardinal Illustration” is live now! You can see it here.

Use this link and watch this and many more classes for free on skillshare. You will get free two months subscription with this link.
Many of you requested for bird painting class in skillshare, finally it’s live now.

I would to give special thanks to Kathy at backyardbirdnerd.com for allowing me to use her beautiful cardinal photograph for reference. Thank you so much dear Kathy. Hope you will like it.

Day #6/100 – Pine Warbler

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Work in progress

Happy Easter 🐰

I am hunting Eggs in Animal Crossing ( Nintendo game) it’s fun.
I have this pine warbler for today. This beautiful bird is from my friend Kathy’s backyard. Thank you Kathy for this beautiful reference picture.

Tomorrow onwards I have decided to make some composition of birds. My husband always insist me for making good compositions instead of painting a single a bird. Let’s see how that goes with this challenge.

Stay tuned for more birds 😊😊