Sunday, May 29, 2011

Low Tide #2, Watercolour

Low Tide #2, Watercolour on Paper (15" x 10")
Here's another boat painting! I am somehow not being able to get rid of the "boat" mood.
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Waiting for the Tide, Watercolour

Waiting for the Tide, Watercolour on Paper (11" x 15")

I have never lived by the sea of even by a river or lake, but I dont know why boats attract me so much. I guess I will never get tired of these lovely things.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Chitrakut Falls.... Oil on Canvas

Chitrakut Falls, Oil on Canvas (24" x 30")

This is a painting of the beautiful Chitrakut Waterfalls in Chattisgarh. I did this from one of my wife's photographs. It has taken me nearly 2 weeks to complete this piece. The main problem I think was that if I do not paint for a couple of days, I would have to repaint everything to get that wet-in-wet continuity in the painting. Its been my  experience that oil paintings dry a lot faster in summer than they do in winter. Special note must be taken of this especially when working on medium to large sized works which require more than one session.

Have you also experienced this? Can anyone tell me how one can get around this problem? All critiques and comments are welcome.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday Sketching in Railway Colony!

Railway Colony Quarters I, Pencil on Cartridge Paper, (8" x 12")

Railway Colony Quarters II, Pencil on Cartridge Paper, (8" x 12")

I have been working on an oil painting for nearly a week now and its still not complete. So I had nothing to post of late. Today morning I felt like doing some outdoor sketching. I did these sketches in Railway Colony, one of my favourite places for sketching and plein air work in Hyderabad. 

It was so refreshing to do these sketches. I just love to do pencil on paper..... no hassles and endless pleasure! What do you think?

All comments and critiques are most welcome. I will be posting the oil painting as soon as it is finished.
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