Tuesday, December 30, 2008

BMCC Sketch (water colour)

I always had (still have actually) lot of reservations about my ability to paint structures. So I have decided to give it a serious try. I wanted to paint some building I like and what better choice than my own college. So here is attempt no 1 - subject BMCC, Pune. This is more like a quick sketch not bothering much about details. Some more attempts are due but I guess it will require well over 4 hours to finish properly.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Seascape (water colour)

This one is a milestone for me. I am very happy with this effort and this gives me great confidence and motivation to keep working on water-colours. I am just loving water-colours as a medium and now feel ready to get some formal training.
This is based on an oil painting but I have changed most colours and the overcast atmosphere. I wanted to paint something bright and colourful. I hope you will like it!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Experimenting with colours (Water-colour)

Yesterday, I was trying a landscape. After 3 failed attempts, at 11:45 pm, I decided to do a quick still life. Inspired by many paintings of shoes, especially by everyday painters, I thought of painting my chappals which are very "Indian". Halfway I realized that I had put them on an off-white wall in white light and there was almost zero contrast. So suddenly I decided to use dark background either grey or violet or dark green. The end result was quite interesting! After 3 failures, this was enough reason for me to sleep peacefully.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Garden (Water-colour)

This one took few attempts and lot of time to complete.

Picnic Pose (Watercolour)

This is again from an old photograph with a very typical picnic setting and picnic pose!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Rainbow on Earth (water-colour)

There was a beautiful photograph in a local newspaper 'Sakal' yesterday titled "rainbow on earth". It showed some children with colourful dresses sitting on a wall while rain clouds were gathering in the sky. I liked it so much that I decided to make a painting from that. I am posting two attempts here. The smaller one was meant to be a practice piece but now I am not sure which one is better.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Reflections (water colour)

This one is based on a photograph taken at Khadakwasala dam. The reflection of clouds in still water was a great sight.

Evening in Kodaikanal (watercolour)

Some years back we stayed at Hotel Carlton in Kodaikanal. It is a beautiful location right next to a lake. I took a picture of my daughter in the evening with the lake at the background. Tried to make a painting out of that photograph.