Book quote #1

“There are all kinds of courage. It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone


Travelling galaxies through books!

A very happy and prosperous new year to everyone!!! I know it’s a bit late and I’m writing a post after so long. But while I was away from blogging, I was actually making new art! Yayy!

A watercolor painting on my A5 sized sketchbook. I carry this handy notebook almost everywhere I go, nowadays!

Now, if you look closely, you’ll notice this girl has books in front of her as well as one in her hand. She has been reading! She’s sitting in her balcony travelling galaxies through her books! Isn’t that a good concept?!

I’d love to hear you on this! Have a great weekend everyone! Lots of love.

© Shreya Kondvilkar


Abstract painting – Warm

Hey everyone! Today I tried abstract art for the first time! Most if the drawings I do are all clean and neat and defined, that’s why I thought it’d be fun to try a random unplanned painting.

Now, what I did is, textured the canvas using gesso. If you look at the image closely, you’ll notice that the canvas surface is uneven. You can also use texture paste for the same. Texture paste and gesso are almost similar except that texture paste is thicker, so you can achieve slightly more texture compared to the other.

Then I chose my palette. If you’ve seen my earlier painting Bicycle, you’ll notice that I had used cool colors. Hence the use of warm colors in this painting. I used brushes as well as a palette knife, but I’ll suggest you to either texture the canvas with gesso or use palette knife on a plain canvas. What I did, I later realised, was a mismatch.

I added the emrald at some places for a bit of contrast. I’m going to put the painting up on my room’s wall, which is sort of valley green in color. The combination looks a good contrast as well as a match to the wall color. 

I’m thinking of trying another abstract soon, based on my experiences with this one. Do tell me what you think! Have a happy weekend!

©Shreya Kondvilkar