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.
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.
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 😜)
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.
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!
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.
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.