Wednesday 28 April 2010

One from Rajasthan!

Rajasthan always evokes emotions of bright and bold colour and exotic expanses of landscapes which are unique to this western state of India. I tried to combine both in this landscape with the focus on the colourful ladies fetching water. The lonely and bewildered goat acts as an eye-stopper and also as a contrast to the blithe group of colourful ladies. Done on Indian hand-made paper, 71 cm x 52 cm. Thanks for looking and comments welcome!

Wednesday 21 April 2010

Portrait of my wife and a landscape of a scene from India

I did a portrait of my wife to mark our wedding anniversary which passed by recently. I selected a photograph taken a few  years ago which was a favourite of mine. Here it is, 37 cm x 28 cm CP watercolour paper 140 lb.
 The second painting is a landscape very close to my hometown, it is a river called 'Chinnar'. I tried  a style called as 'bio-mimicry' by the Artist Joe Dowden while doing the trees and the foliage, its a tough thing and time consuming procedure, but I liked the end result. It is done on Waterford rough 640gms watercolour paper, 52cm x 34cm.
Your comments welcome! Thanks for looking!

Monday 5 April 2010

Hovis Hill (Gold Hill) of Shaftesbury, Dorset

Not been able to paint for while what with our holiday in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Isle of Wight, some of the most beautiful places in the UK and a busy Ester period thereafter. Alas the weather was not our ally but we were able to cover most of the important places we had planned to see. The famous ' Hovis Hill(Gold Hill) street of the village Shaftesbury is one! I remember having participated in a challenge to paint this quaint street last year in the Wetcanvas forum. This street is made famous by the Hovis bread ad, have a look! 
After visiting this place, I really was motivated to do a little painting of this scene. Here is my version. I did this on a watercolour canvas and I liked the surface. I did this small since I am new to this surface. May do more, bigger ones soon! Comments welcome! Thanks for looking!