Friday 23 September 2011

Two views of Qutub Minar, Delhi

In the series Delhi and its monuments come the twin paintings of Qutub Minar, one of the notable landmarks of Delhi. I had sprinkled salt in both the paintings to get some texture, usually a trick to depict snow in watercolour. Here are the paintings:

 Here is some info about the Qutab Minar:
Qutab Minar is among the tallest and famous towers in the world. The minaret is 234 feet high and the highest individual tower in the world. Other towers in the world are the Great Pagoda in Pekin, China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy but these towers are not as high as the Qutab Minar in Delhi. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture.

Thanks for viewing, have a nice day!

Wednesday 21 September 2011

Kashmir Valley

I was instantly inspired by this beautiful photo of the Kashmir valley by Rahul (Kitty), in facebook. I made a quick interpretation of it in watercolour. Though I am reasonably happy with my effort, I still like the photo better! Thanks Rahul for allowing me to use his photo.
I used Sanders Waterford paper 600gms NOT for this painting (40x30cm). Thanks for viewing, have a nice day!

Thursday 8 September 2011

Dark clouds in Delhi (monsoon) Sky

 This is a panoramic view of the North and South Blocks viewed from Rajpath in New Delhi. Important government ministries are located in these historical buildings, the road leading to the gates of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan (President's residence). Myself having spent considerable years in South Block and its surroundings, this image is well-etched in my memory. Since I am back in Delhi to relive those days, I thought I should put the magnificent edifices in a painting before I once again move away from this historic city. Here is the painting:
The clouds are indicative of the monsoon season and the North Block is bathed in the sunlight sneaking out of the clouds on top of the South Block. (Arches Watercolour 300gms 40x30 cm). Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day!