Wednesday, January 7, 2015

'Autumn' in Acrylic

Bright colors always inspire me. That is why I am fascinated by autumn colors. I am contemporary realistic artist and like to play with bright colors while painting. I feel that it shows the happiness, energy, movement, rhythm, music etc. Usually my focus is on figurative paintings and portraits. Because I believe that I can show expressions, gestures, mood, movements and flow. However, recently I am also making scenic view paintings. Following is my first painting in 'Autumn' series. It is made in acrylic medium on canvas (Set of 3) I am planning to create more paintings in this series...

'Autumn', Acrylic on Canvas (Set of 3) | Anju Saran Arts
Original available for sale ($600)
Giclees/Prints available

 I added texture in this painting. I used gel and texture mediums with the paint to give some volume. I am successful for some extent but still looking for better options of different mediums to make acrylic paints as smooth as oil paints.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Anju Saran - The Contemporary Artist

Art is a subtle, yet powerful experience. It is just like a silent poetry

horses painting, oil on canvas, 48" x 48"
Title: 'Friends', Oil on canvas @ Anju Saran Arts 

Anju Saran graduated in Fine Arts in 1994. Anju's paintings have appeared in numerous exhibitions, and boutght her recognition and awards. Her cartoons and illustrations have appeared in Indian newspapers and magazines such as 'Indian Express (New York, US), Times of India, Lucknow City Magazine. Anju Started displaying her abilities at the early age of 5 years.

Works in many techniques (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal) and genres.

Presently lives and works in New Jersey (USA).

"…Artistic ability is a gift but also requires study, imagination and hard work"
I love painting human figures, horses, portraits and still life.

I started painting horses in the past few year. I feel that horses express their feelings just like humans.

Title: 'Awaken', Watercolor @ Anju Saran Arts 

Title: 'Party', Oil on canvas @ Anju Saran Arts 

Title: 'Party 3', Oil on canvas @ Anju Saran Arts 

Figurative oil painting on canvas, color orange
Title: 'Awaken', Oil on canvas @ Anju Saran Arts