Friday, August 25, 2006

Art Classes

I joined painting classes here at the Brazos Valley Arts Center and had my first class yesterday. I am absoloutely thrilled to start working again finally and to learn new and different techiques. I am going to post all of the work that I do in the class and at home. Here are the first two peices.

"The Red Dragonfly"
Water Colors
11"X 15"
90lb. cold press water color paper

Water Colors
yupo paper
10"X 13"

This is the work from my first class. The instructor, who is a practicing local artist (Barb Starner), showed different effects of water colors on different materials like the water color canvas, clay board, yupo paper and cold press water color paper. This one is done on yupo paper which is kind of glossy and it is very difficult to control the spread of colors. I had to be very bold while doing this one especially as I painted directly on paper...I mean no pencil drawing. It turned out good but I feel that I can still do a few final touches.

Constructive criticism is welcome.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

17 years ago!

college chawkidar-Rehmat

A class fellow

A still Life

Another still life

Life drawing

Still life

Mango Treat...

Friday, August 11, 2006


The first wedding invitation since we came to the US.

We went to a mehndi yesterday. The time was 6:30 and we reached there around 6:40, thinking we were late, as it happens we were the first to be there - by first I mean even before the hosts! I guess when going to a pakistani function we should observe the time difference between pakistan and here, for desis time doesn't matter they go by the date instead!