Saturday, February 18, 2012

Milk and Biscuits

First of all I am thrilled to tell you all that the awesome Carrie Waller featured my art in her blog as a Friday Feature. You can check it out here. Thank you Carrie. It was absolute pleasure.

Now coming to the painting. After the flowers I did last time I thought of doing some cutlery as still life and set this up on my table. Though there was no milk in the funnily shaped mug, I am calling it Milk and Biscuits. I feel it has a nice ring to it.  

This piece is going to remain in my memory for a long time as something disastrous yet funny thing happened during this painting. I had bought a new table lamp to do the lighting of these still life studies I have started. I wanted a typical old timer's table lamp with a metal shed. But all I got was this one with a plastic shed. The plastic was supposed to be heat resistant, otherwise why should it be put on a lamp. At least that is what I assumed till disaster struck. It was around mid night and my painting was nearing completion and suddenly I see something hanging from the table lamp. It was the molten plastic from the lamp shed which had solidified while dropping out of the lamp. I am planning to continue with the lamp just to see how big the hole in the shed can get. 
Till then have a great day. And do make sure that that there is no plastic in your lamp shed. :)

Title : Milk and Biscuits
Size : 11 x 15 inch
Medium : Watercolor on paper

11 comments:

Vinayak Deshmukh said...
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Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Hearty congratulations man! The interview is awesome. It sure is agreat thing to be interviewd by a great artist like Carrie Waller. You surely deserve it.
The painting is beautiful I particularly like the loose "watercoloury" wash in the backgrounf and the way oyu have depicted the strong directional light.
Best wishes buddy,

Studio at the Farm said...

Prabal, beware of plastic light coverings! You're lucky it didn't melt onto your painting or start a fire!!!

DHARMESH PITRODA said...

ha ha ha ..

congo bro..

and awesome work !!

Crystal Cook said...

Loved the interview with Carrie. It was awesome. :)) And that's a beautiful painting! Love the funny shaped mug. lol about the plastic shade. :D

Kathy said...

Great job Prabal. Great lighting and arrangement of objects. Great interest to the background, too. I will have to go and read that interview now....bye bye ....

Sandra said...

I loved your interview Prabal! And the painting is gorgeous too! What an amusing story to go with it :0)

Pat said...

Fabulous painting, Prabal.
Love the background, the placings and the shadows! Brilliant. Now I'm off to read the interview :) xx

Arti said...

Awesome, Prabal.I think we have been in touch now for about three years!It has been a yreay watching you grow as a watercolorist.Wish you all the best!

hmuxo said...

I enjoyed your wonderful interview with Carrie..! This is a beautiful still life, Prabal!! I love your background as well!! and of course, your post!!

John (JWJarts) said...

Prabal, forgive me for stating the obvious but it may not be a problem with the shade. It could be that the bulb has been changed to one that is too powerful for the shade. Either way, this is a great painting - I always find something interesting here.