Thursday, May 26, 2011

Clock Tower, Ahmedabad

Watercolor on paper
15 x 11 inches

This clock tower is located in the heart of the city of Ahmedabad. I visited the city last December.

One more news I wanted to share is that my painting titled "Morning Rays" is sold to a collector in Delhi. This was one of my personal favorites and I'm happy that it has found a good home :)
Here's the image of the painting...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Market, Surat

Watercolor on Paper
14 x 19 inches

I'm leaving tonight for Surat to attend my cousin's wedding. Will be back after 10 days. Surat is located in Gujarat state in central-western part of India and its a very old city. It even finds a mention in one of the short stories of Leo Tolstoy.
This scene and my last cityscape post titled 'Twilight hour' are from the same place. I took the reference photos when I visited Surat last year.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Life Drawing

These are the portraits of my nieces who came visiting us while on their summer vacation. They insisted that I draw their portraits and I too jumped at the opportunity! It was after a very long time, that I was drawing from life and I thought its a nice chance to test myself! It took me almost 45 minutes to complete each portrait which I think is a little long! However, with regular practice, this can be shortened. Well...I had an exciting time sketching these portraits. As for the girls, they tried hard not to doze off while posing... :))

They loved their portraits :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Twilight Hour

Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 inches

For reasons unknown, my camera couldn't capture the exact hue of ultramarine blue which is the major color in this painting. I got problems with the values as well! I have tried very hard in photoshop to match this image with the original hues of the painting. Believe me, the actual painting looks much better!