Wednesday, 13 January 2010

One more street scene!

This is  a sleeping street in Swamimalai town, very close to Kumbakonam, in Tamil Nadu (India) where we spent three days recently. We had parked on this street when we went to collect the Chola Statue(in  bronze) we had ordered. The art of making bronze statues is a tradition preserved from the 10th Century in these parts and we had a demonstration of it which inspired us to buy one. This street houses a few of the sculptors and their showrooms, the one we bought was from a cooperative of sculptors just down the road.
I tried to capture the sunlight in this street apart from conveying the general mood of this sleepy town in an afternoon. One lone scooter is speeding with a pillion rider, just enough life to indicate some activity. I did not make much compositional changes to the reference photograph I took except to crop off some portion of the left which is also here for you to see.

And here is the painting measuring 38x27 cm on Montval watercolour paper(140lb).

Comments are welcome, as always!


  1. very nice I really like the warmth of the yellow

  2. Hi Muru,

    Amazing!! You have made the scene more bright and cheerful!!


  3. excellent appa! great painting.

  4. It does indeed have a sleepy feel. The lone scooter adds to that mood. well done.