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Dry Brush Technique

This is a technique where in a mostly dry brush is used with a minimal of paint.The technique creates a unique look

Materials Required

  • Sketch Canvas sheet pad or Canvas
  • Brushes
  • Acrylic Colors


Dip your brush into the color and then rub it on an old cloth.Begin by applying the color on the canvas with some simpler light strokes and the strokes have a translucent quality. Continue adding different colors.Further you can add more depth and contrast to the painting with more colors

Always remember to use a clean and dry brush whenever you apply or change color.And later dry the brush with a paper tower or old rug

Hope you have fun and Happy Painting

My experience at the art sandhai

Art Sandhai 2013, the one day art mela of art and artists by the Art and Soul Gallery was a day to be remembered. The event was a joint effort by Shylaja Chettur and Nina Reddy.

It was a great experience. The function was inaugurated by the senior eminent artist Shri A.V.IIango. It was followed by a lecture and demo by the artist. There were around 60 stalls and all showed art in its various forms. It included paintings in various mediums like Oils, Acrylics, Watercolour and pastels and also featured drawings and ink work. And included all types of paintings like landscapes,Still Life, Figurative, Abstracts  In the evening there was Folk Art Performance.

The Artists came from all over India to participate in the Sandhai. Some of the states included Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Kerala, Assam and there were many other Some of the artists who participated in the sandhai included N.Shunmugam, Jeeva, Thara Ganesan,G. Latha and many more

It was a great opportunity to put up my work and have a wider audience to view it.