Saturday, October 29, 2011

Poster Wall

Watercolor & collage on paper
14 x 21 inches
(Photo reference courtesy of Mr.Manu Thomas. Thank you very much Mr.Manu)

Back to one of my favorite subjects - bicycles...
But for the lovely textured old wall with those old torn posters...typically Indian, this subject would not have been worth painting. I very much enjoyed painting this one as I could use a lot of watercolor techniques here - masking, wet in wet, wet on dry, dry brush, lifting, spattering etc. to create the texture on the wall. Finally I did some collage work, pasting those little posters and painting them over with little color and adding some shadows to make it look very realistic.
Hope you like it :)

21 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant painting and one of my favorite subjects too. I enjoy painting old weathered walls and have tried creating texture with molding pastes. This artwork is really inspiring to me as an artist! Great job :)

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  2. genial, te superas en cada trabajo
    saludos

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  3. @Pragya,
    Thank you very much. Good to know our tastes are alike :)

    @F.M.Marrouch,
    ¡Gracias! Me alegra saber que te guste. Saludos

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  4. Ramesh, you have made a very interesting work, his blue are characteristic in his watercolors.

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  5. This is marvellous! Great texture of the wall...great work on the cycle and on the shadows:)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous!I can see the effort you put into painting the wall.Very creative work must say.

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  7. Just beautiful, Ramesh...Rhapsody in blue...

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  8. Dear Vicente,
    Thank you very much! Always great to hear from you :)

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  9. Hi Deepa,
    Thanks a lot! Your comment is much appreciated.

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  10. Dear Yasha,
    Thank you very much. Effort well paid off after I read your comment :)

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  11. Dear Candace,
    Thanks a million. Your words mean a lot to me :)

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  12. This is beautiful! Very nicely done.

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  13. Hi Ramesh, reviewing your latest works and contemplate it with pleasure, the last blue watercolor magnificent.
    A hug

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  14. Hey Mr Bicycle Man, this is TERRIFIC!

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  15. Hi Concha,
    Thank you very much for taking the time to review my works and so glad to know you like this :)
    A hug

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  16. Hi Noemi,
    Many thanks for appreciating my work!
    Saludos

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  17. One can never go wrong with a bicycle, Ramesh, and you are the expert with bicycles! I think it is the idea of "slower movement" that works so well for everyone! The blues here in your painting strengthens the calm atmosphere.

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  18. Hi Marie,
    Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I liked how you described the bicycle in a symbolic way :)

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  19. i am spell bound! this is truly mesmerizing! love the colour texture and shadows!

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