Bluebell Forest Landscape; oil on canvas, 46 x36cm, £99
Lockdown, is a difficult time for all of us, affecting our mental and physical health; isolating away from family and friends can manifest in feelings of depression and anxiety. For Sharda, like many of us during this time, painting and being creative provides a welcome distraction, a positive focus that helps our mental wellbeing. The artist has been experimenting with painting techniques over the past few months including using different pallet knives and brushes to apply textured paint to canvas.
Autumn forest; oil on canvas, 46 x 36cm, £99
The artist has painted the forest in both springtime and autumnal colours (above) she says ‘ the nature and trees change according to season, like our life, spring, summer, autumn winter, it was helping relax my mind.’ [Sharda Patel]
George Stubbs Style Horse; oil on canvas (2020) 30 X 25 cm Price: £35The artist has also created studies of other artist’s artworks, such as this George Stubbs Style Horse. Artwork studies are a great way to practice your observational drawing skills, colour mixing and learning by discovering the techniques of the 'masters'.
All images courtesy of the artist ©Copyright Sharda Patel 2020