Thursday, 24 May 2012

ust Shy, Charcoal on Paper, (11" x 8.5")

Photo Courtesy: Prasad Dabke

I got this photograph from a wonderful photographer friend. The moment I saw it I knew it was meant to be 'charcoaled' :). The shyness of the girl in showing her full face to someone behind her really caught my eye.

 All comments and critiques are most welcome. Thank you all for visiting.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Low Tide III

Low Tide III,
Watercolour on Paper, (10" x 14")

This was painted from a photograph of the beautiful Havelock beach of the Andaman Islands. I am just loving painting these boats.
I hope you enjoy watching these paintings as much as I do painting them.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

High and Dry

High and Dry, Watercolour on Paper, (11" x 4.75")

Another 'boats during low tide' painting. I had this odd shaped piece of paper and wanted to do something nice with it. Came up with this composition after many rough sketches.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Repairs Before the Tide Comes In

Repairs Before The Tide Comes In, Watercolour on Paper, (13.5" x 15.5")
I have painted boats after quite some time. I just love to paint boats and coastal scenes in general and it was so refreshing to paint this one. This is not done from any specific photograph or reference. Its actually done by commbining five or six sketches and colour studies. I have done this on Arches paper. I tried this paper for the first time and was a little anxious because I did not want to ruin all the homework that had gone into in before the final thing was done. I must say I was most pleasantly surprised, especially so with the freshness of the colours and the ability of the paper to avoid formation of backruns. With handmade paper its really difficult, if not impossible to do this.

I am planning to paint a few more boats before touching any other subjects

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. . Comments and critiques are most welcome!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Higham Hills Cottage

Higham Hills Cottage,
 Watercolour on Paper, (9" x 15")

Most of the novels I read have made me dream about England and the english country life. I love to surf with Google Street View and visit places I can only dream of. I cam across this view in one of these "visits" ;) I used Fabriano paper for the first time today and found it a little too absorptive for my taste.

All comments and critiques are most welcome.