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.
Thanks for visiting.

15 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

It is amazingly beautiful!! It looks photograph in one look..

I usually work in acrylics and they too dry very quick, so I use water spray to let it be wet for some time. I have no knowledge about oil..

Again, I have to say this is one of the fantastic work of yours.

Vinayak said...

Thank you so much Megha.

Prabal said...

Great lights.. Loved it..

Vinayak said...

Thanks Prabal.

Carol Blackburn said...

Absolutely stunning, Vinayak.

Anu said...

very beautiful!

Pragya Tiwari said...

BRILLIANT ! You should paint in oil more often..

Vinayak said...

Thank you so much Carol, Anu and Pragya. I will surely paint many more oils.

Crystal Cook said...

I swear I thought I commented on your post already. But I guess not, or Blogger is up to devious tricks again. Anyways. . .

Beautiful painting Vinayak, the water looks so filled with motion. Really nice. You can feel the power of all that water. It's awesome:) And I don't have any experience with oils so I guess I'm no help there. Sorry!

Vinayak said...

Thanks Crystal. I agree blogger always has some tricks to play when we least expect.

Rajaa said...

wowwwww....amazing..
wonderful work

Anonymous said...

Brilliant work Vinayak!!!
Ioannis Macheriotis

Anonymous said...

Just simply love it! Moving water is very hard to paint. Awesome work my dear.

Raelene said...

I am very impressed with your painting. You have captured at the right colors here. Moving water is so hard to paint. A++ work.
from Raelene.

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