Hello friends, I am Saswati Chakraborty, currently living in Detroit, Michigan. I was born in a Bengali family in Kolkata, India and grew up in an environment where education and art are of paramount importance.I mainly work in pure watercolors. I focus primarily on photo realistic, detailed, nature paintings.I love taking up challenges and paint intricate subjects like macro details of a flower or the detail foliage of a landscape. I have seen excellent photo realistic paintings in watercolor, which highly inspired me to focus on the same. Generally, I follow a three-phase approach, which includes, planning, research of the reference photos and painting the composition. I am self-taught and I am constantly learning new methods of improvement. To make photo realistic paintings, one needs to have the right knowledge of light and shadow, color theories, basic knowledge of sketching, and techniques to produce the detailing on paper or canvas. I try to amalgamate these concepts and produce the ultimate results on the paper. I love to experiment with materials but my favorite professional brand of pigments are Daniel Smith Professional Watercolours, Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours and Kokuyu Camlin Watercolours. Most of my paintings are done with these professional watercolours which are of excellent quality and transparency. I tend to use a limited palette technique. However depending on the composition, it contains warm to cool shades with a few earth colors, which I use very rarely (mostly for landscapes). I love to derive my colors and mix my colors mostly on paper rather than on a palette.I prefer St. Cuthbertâ€™s Mill (Cold Pressed/Not) 140lbs mold-free papers when I am painting some photo-realistic works, which involve multiple washes and use of masking fluid. For Botanical works, I prefer Arches (Hot Pressed) 140 lbs papers. I also use Fabriano Artistico (Rough) 140lbs paper for landscapes.
â€œThe purpose of life is to discover your gift. The work of life is to develop it. The meaning of life is to give your gift away. â€œ â€“ David Viscott
Life is fun, when we do things that we are good at. To create good art, patience is the most important factor. The next most significant contributors are perseverance, dedication, and sincerity. As explained above, if properly planned, no painting is a difficult task.I hope you all will enjoy my paintings!!
Saswati Chakraborty joined Pixels.com Licensing on September 22nd, 2017.