Artists of India Feature #5 - Gayatri Mehta, Art Teacher, Painter

Artists of India Feature #5 - Gayatri Mehta, Art Teacher, Painter

"I was born and brought up in Mumbai, work as a professional visual artist creating conceptual figurative compositions to express the world out and world within through various mediums .Having exhibited in prestigious galleries of India and participated in various shows of eminent organisations on invitation and also for Charitable purposes: having a multifaceted career, as Interior Designer as partner in Space Designers; as Visiting Faculty in Kala Vidya Sankul, Raheja College, ISDI ; as Coordinator in Jindal Centre for the Arts.

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Artists of India Feature #4 - Madhumita Srivastava, Art Teacher, Illustrator and Designer

Artists of India Feature #4 - Madhumita Srivastava, Art Teacher, Illustrator and Designer

"I am an art teacher first. I may juggle other roles of being an illustrator, designer and artist, it’s teaching art that floats my boat, gives me the greatest joy. It’s when we are all making art together my kids and I, we exist in space where anything is possible- trees can be purple, people can fly! 

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Montana Spray Cans

 

 

 

 

 

Montana Gold

Montana GOLD spray paint is famous for its superior quality. High-covering and quick-drying NC-Acrylic lacquer. Highly reliable, it provides artists with the perfect tool for creative work. The specially developed Low-pressure system guarantees maximum accuracy to meet the highest requirements while giving professional results! With 215 colors in total Montana GOLD offers one of the largest and most concise color range available in spray paint. Montana GOLD can be applied on canvas, wood, concrete, metal, glass or even flexible surfaces. Perfect also in combination with the Montana TECH and EFFECT sprays as well as the water-based ACRYLIC markers!

Montana Black (400ml & 600ml)

Montana BLACK is the superior can of it's class. The Nitro-Combination based formula ensures a high coverage, matte finish, perfect control and handling. Short drying time allows rapid re-application and overlapping with other colors immediately. Non-scented aerosol paint made to the highest quality, health and environmental standards. Montana BLACK spray paint is famous for its quality and reliability. The perfect tool for street art and graffiti artists. With it's high pressure valve, Montana BLACK allows users fast application. Weather and winterproof.

Montana Ultra-Wide

The largest member in the Montana Cans family is the 750ml ULTRA-WIDE can. An ideal tool for contemporary urban calligraphy and ultra wide line work. Comes in Chrome, Black, Red & Blue with a spray width variation from 15cm if applied rapidly at close range, to approx. 60cm if applied slower at a greater distance to the desired surface.

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Not just for Street Art... Incredibly Versatile

We're creating a Workshop Database!

Hello artists, designers and hobbyists!

We are in the process of compiling a database for people looking to learn a new hobby, a new technique, a new style. We get tons of people asking us about the best classes, commissioned artists, caricaturists, mural artists etc. We are also on the lookout for people to contribute to our growing YouTube channel.

We are looking for: Calligraphy, lettering, fabric painting, jewellery making, printmaking, quilling, paper flower making, watercolour painting, canvas techniques, manga workshops, fashion illustration, face/body painting, crockery/glass painting, zendoodlers, graffiti art… or anything that uses products that you can find at Art Lounge! You can be anywhere in India! 

Do fill out the following form if interested!

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All About Brushes

Brush Anatomy

brushanatomy

Can you Handle it? 

Handles are commonly comprised of various hard woods depending on where they are manufactured and are proportioned to balance in your hand, offering greater control. Layers of varnish and paint are applied to protect the wood from swelling. Hair is positioned within the ferrule to offer the desired responsiveness without going limp. As much as twenty-five percent of the hair falls within the ferrule or is trimmed at the back end to allow secure fastening of the handle. The hair is thoroughly glued to the ferrule which seals the brush and ferrule to avoid shedding of the hair and prevent the seepage of water or medium into the brush. In addition, the ferrule is often crimped to ensure its hold on the handle. This connects the brush head to the handle. Most ferrules are nickel plated brass to ensure they resist corrosion and splitting. 

Short vs Long Handle: 

Generally the long handle, about 9” in length, is for easel work/traditional oil and acrylic painting. A short handle, 5” to 6” in length, is for watercolor, mixed media and other painting done at a table.

It's Getting Hairy Now!

Natural

  • Like Sable, fine tapered point and a belly which allows the brush to hold more water and paint and spread color evenly
  • Ideal for thin applications of paint, detailed work

Bristle

  • Stiffer, coarse, natural hair often with flagged tips/split ends to hold more color
  • Ideal for base coats, heavy-body paints like oils and acrylics, texture work

Synthetic

  • Made from man-made fibers such as PBT resin and often referred to as Taklon or Syn-Sable
  • The diameter of the synthetic filament and blend of different filaments affects how soft or stiff a brush is and how it affects various media

Tangled in Angles

  • Angled: For painting edges, bristle length viewed from the wide face of the brush uniformly decrease from one end of the brush to the other
  • Flat: For painting flat surfaces, bristle length viewed from the wide face of the brush does not change
  • Tapered: Improves control, the bristle length viewed from the narrow face of the brush is longer in the centre and tapers toward the edges
  • Striker: Large round (cylindrical) brush for exterior painting difficult areas

Shape Up

These are some commonly used shapes for brushes.

These are some commonly used shapes for brushes.

Ready to choose your Princeton Brushes? Are you...

A beginner?  

-Real value brush packs

An Oil Painter? 

-Redline, Catalyst, Imperial

Using Acrylics? 

-Redline, Catalyst, Imperial, Velvetouch, Miniature

Dabbling with Mixed Media?

-Velvetouch, Miniature

A Watercolorist?

-Neptune, Velvetouch, Elite, Miniature

INKtober

INKtober

inktober

Jake Parker started the INKtober initiative in 2009 as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year.

The Rules are as follows: 

1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).

2) Post it online

3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2016

4) Repeat

Note: you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the 5K and post once a week. What ever you decide, just be consistent with it. INKtober is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you’re consistent the better.

Check out his INKtober page here !

Looking to start your own? Start with products from Art Lounge! 

Snowman Pens

Winsor & Newton Promarkers

Manuscript Pens

Canson Polypacks

Canson Art Books

India Art Festival: October 6th to 9th 2016 in Mumbai

India Art Festival is presenting its sixth edition from 06 to 09 October 2016 at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai. 42 art galleries from six countries and more than 500 artists are participating from 25 different cities from all over the world. Artists from rural and urban areas along with art galleries participate in large number with all kinds of artworks including paintings, sculptures, photographs, original prints, serigraphs and installations. 

Visitors will be privy to some spectacular seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, rural and urban scenarios, nudes, figurative, still-lifes, semi-abstracts & abstracts, highly realistic, religious & spiritual artworks amongst other works. 

It also host the ‘IAF Conversations’ a series of panel discussions, talk shows, presentations and demos in a two-days seminar on the issues & topics concerning contemporary art. In this two-days educative seminar, experts are invited to share their perspectives with the audiences on the subjects ranging from contemporary art and economy, art collection, exhibitions, studio practices, art galleries and art infrastructure in general. Dr. Deepak Kannal, former dean, Arts Faculty, M S University Baroda will have oneto-one conversations in four sessions spanning over two days with the well-known artists Prabhakar Kolte, Dr. Sudhir Patwardhan, Dilip Ranade and Suhas Bahulkar at an auditorium adjoining the exhibition hall at ground floor, Discovery of India building, Nehru Centre from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm on 07 and 08 Oct 2016.

Since its first edition in 2011, India Art Festival successfully initiated the process of democratization of art market at two levels – first by mingling less-articulate rural artists with the metro-bred urban artists and second by bringing out the very ‘art viewing & buying’ process from confines of conventional art spaces. 

Here's a sneak peak at some art that will be on display. For more, check out http://indiaartfestival.com/