Thursday, May 17, 2012

Painting Plein air

En plein air, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore
Watercolor on Canson paper


A few days back I was in Bangalore for delivering 2 of my earlier oil paintings to an art collector whom I had met last year. He had bought a couple of my paintings then.
While in Bangalore, I got a chance to paint plein air with my friend Prabal Mallick. Though exciting, painting on location also presented some difficulties. Its really very different from working from the comforts of a studio and reference photographs. I hope you like the result!

My sold oil paintings





20 comments:

  1. There is a freshness here and you captured the sunlight so well, Ramesh! Did you men those two images are really oil paintings? Incredible!

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    1. Thank you very much Marie! Before I took up painting with watercolors, I used to paint very realistically in oil!

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  2. I love the botanical gardens, Ramesh and I think the two you sold are remarkable. They remind me of the tulip fields in Holland, and the Island of Gan in the Maldives. I wrote a story about the latter, "A Garland of Islands" which is the translation of Maldives.

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    1. Thank you Mr.John! The botanical garden was indeed a good place to paint! Hadn't it been for the rainy weather soon after I finished this one, I would have had a go at another one!

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  3. Very nice, is so fresh and the light is beautiful, your oil paintings are wonderful, love the first one with the flowers... congrat!

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    1. Many thanks Mari Jose for your kind words!

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  4. The plein air looks so beautiful. The trees are indeed marvellous. The oil paintings also are brilliant. Your collector must be very happy indeed.
    Best wishes,

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    1. Vinayak, it was indeed a wonderful experience! I just lost sense of time and hunger..lol
      And yes, my art collector was really happy :)

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  5. Your plein air painting is gorgeous, wonderful fresh colors and great subject.

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    1. Thank you very much Jane! I really appreciate your kind words!

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  6. J'aime beaucoup votre version de ce lieu... Que ce soit la vôtre ou celle de votre ami, ces aquarelles sont pleine de vie et de lumière.
    Vos arbres sont somptueux.
    Bravo !
    Vos peinture à l'huile sont merveilleuses également, je comprends pourquoi elles ont été vendues.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Bonjour Martine,
      Merci beaucoup de votre visite sur mon blog et poster votre réponse belle. J'apprécie vraiment vos aimables paroles.
      salutations

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  7. The results are wonderful, Ramesh however tough it might have been.I guess you attracted a lot of onlookers!And congrats for the sale :)

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    1. Thank you Arti! I became overly conscious of people around me! I'm not accustomed to it! I really thank God, I was able to produce a decent painting..LOL

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  8. All three are very nice, but the one done at Lal Bagh has an extra vibrance to it.

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    1. Thank you sir! It really feels so good to hear that!

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  9. Wonderful work.. Excellent play of light and shade.

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    1. Hi Saravanan...Thank you for your kind comment!

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  10. As always, Ramesh...beautifully painted!!!

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  11. Beautiful banner at your site as well, I am reminded of some wall paintings by the Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, such as
    this one http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/
    w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWNY4
    . You browse more murals of his at wahooart.com.

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