Saturday, 22 October 2016


Born in Tamil Nadu

Nakul Nanda Krsna

Born in Bangalore a student of class 5 at Shree Swaminarayana Gurukul.He has been training in art just over a year.He has completed several works of art using acrylic,crayons,pastels ,charcoal pencil etc.

Anaga Krsna
Born in Bangalore a student of class 1 at Cluny convent. She dabbed into art just over a year. She has completed several work of art like a mask drawing with charcoal ,crayons ,water colour,poster colour n also has completed a canvas .

Born in Hyderabad a student of class 4 at Brigade School. He has been a student of art just over 1 and half years. His parents are proud of his talent which include concentration and dedication when it  comes to creativity.

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Artist's Profile

Rahul Setlur

A resident of Bangalore a student of BA 2nd year in open university. He is learning Carnatic Vocal and Mridangam from World Music Conservatory.Under a year ago Rahul has delved in the world of art and painting. Colours of nature has truly inspired him to not just a “GoodPainter” but to become a renowned artist one day. Art must be pleasing to the observer of my work and soothing enough for their soul; I truly believe. Though a feeble attempt I hope the display touches one's creative chord or two.

Devangini Das

Born in Rourkela, Odisha but raised across India and the US. Currently, pursuing my secondary studies at Bangalore. From Barbie dolls to ethnic bright clothing which I still do crave for. To put on paper a still or photograph is my fascination. She has completed over a handful of canvas paintings based on acrylic and watercolours.

Sarita Das

Born and educated at Rourkela in Odisha. She holds a science and law degree. Sarita has completed a number of canvas paintings based on acrylic and watercolors besides drawings and sketches. She has a strong fascination towards pot painting that is widely practised by her state tribals.

Shriya Sreenivas

A resident of Bangalore aged 9 pursuing class 4 at National Public School. From a very young age Shriya has showed interest in paintings which her parents encouraged. Her father Dr.Sreenivas to has followed Shriya footsteps by enrolling for art classes and has now grown as a budding artist too.

Dr. Sreenivasa Murthy TM,

Dr.Sreenivas is working as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Columbia Asia Referral Hospital and Srinivas speciality ENT centre.. He is meritorious all through his education. Over the past year, he has been learning art which works in tandem to conducting surgeries over several decades that requires keen hand-eye coordination.

Rahul Ragavan

Rahul Ragavan is 10 years. From his early years, he has been drawing the things he sees around, cars, cartoons, animals etc. We decided to enroll him in a formal art class under Mr. Satish. Over the past 1 1/2 years, Rahul has been introduced to various kinds of art works, pencil sketches, water colors, charcoal, acrylic etc. He is learning different techniques of brush strokes, color combinations, layering etc. He is enjoying his art classes.

Thrishanth Kumar

My son Thrishanth Kumar who is joined oyva art class last year for painting class and after joining art class he improved a lot in his painting skill he him self learned the talent to paint alone all this credit goes to Mr.Satish who is a painting teacher of Thrishathkumar and we r very much thankful to Satish sir

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Creating Paintings Using a Photo Reference

Good photographs can be used in a very effective way to create beautiful and unique paintings. It is one of the most common methods being used by artists from around the globe. While it is possible to create some truly enchanting work, there are a few pitfalls that should be avoided in the process. Here are a few things that you should keep in mind when creating paintings from photographs:
  1. Before taking a photograph of the scene you want to draw, first take a close look at the entire scene with your naked eye.Carefully observe the setting, atmosphere, characters and colours of the entire scene. Memorize everything and take mental notes of the entire setting. Only after you have a clear idea of the painting should you take out the camera and take a photograph.
  2. While starting off with the painting, the most important thing to remember is that you have to be consistent with treatment of the light source. This is the key in creating a convincing painting. So look carefully at the photo and figure out where the light is coming from. This source must be highlighted and shown in a proper way.
  3. Also keep a good eye at shadows when you are creating the painting. Sometimes shadows and light get lost in a photograph. So take care to highlight these special areas and ensure that the effect of shadows is not lost in the painting.
  4. Remember to squint and check out the reference photographs. This helps in figuring out patterns that can be utilized in your painting. You will also be able to avoid any unwanted problems that may crop up while painting on canvas.
  5. Remember to crop the photo every once in a while and really understand the various aspects of the scene. Only when you crop will you be able to really see the complete details. Also you will avoid wasting time composing on the canvas. So keep this in mind while taking the photograph. It will help in cutting down the workload.
  6. If you are looking to create a dreamy, surrealist painting, then don’t use large photos that have high resolution. Use smaller photos where details cannot be observed very clearly. This will force you to use your imagination and create something fresh.