Saturday, April 25, 2009

Finalist @ BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 !!!

Male and female of Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
and Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandrii)
along with the plant Red Buck-eye (Aesculus pavia)

This hummingbird painting has been nominated a finalist in the World Birds category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009 competition !!!!The competition is believed to have attracted over 700 entries, out of which 122 paintings have been shortlisted amongst 14 different categories.

Now, i got to send the original painting for the final round of judging at Hampshire, England. Each category will have just one winner. and their artwork will be displayed at the annual exhibition of the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and published in BBC Wildlife Magazine.

Well.. getting through this final round is certainly a tough luck with the many amazing artists by my side. But however, just to know that out of more than 700 entries, they turned to look again at my painting... is an incredible feeling by itself !!!

You could also take a peek at the felis blog.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

My tiny painting studio

Here.. here it is! My small cute little painting area. A rack for all my colourful assortment of paints, brushes and a crowded book rack in the corner. A very tiny area to work... but i guess its okay for the kind of work am doing now. Don't need a very large space for it. I guess its quiet ideal...

However... my dream of a 'travel artist' still remains! Who would resist the idea of travelling around the globe, exploring and painting from anywhere! Hope its not a very far-fetched dream...