Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Old Door

Watercolor on handmade paper
10 x 14 inches
(Photo reference courtesy of Ms.Kavita Dixit. Thank you Kavita)

A simpler subject this time...The wonderful texture of the wooden door and the blue wall were just irresistable to paint! Painted this on a rough handmade paper which is very apt for such subjects :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Marina Beach, Chennai

Watercolor on Bockingford paper
14 x 21 inches

My earlier painting of the same place was liked by many and so I decided to paint another beach scene. I used masking to preserve the whites for the waves. Also the original reference didn't have any figure in the foreground which looked kind of empty. So I chose this woman from another of my references, placed her where I wanted to, after some adjustments in the drawing stage. Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jolly Ride

Watercolor on Arches paper
14 x 21 inches
( Photo reference courtesy of Ashok Saravanan. Thank you very much Ashok! )

The colors and the atmosphere in this picture attracted me very much. Also the image seemed to be telling us a story with those two boys (brothers, probably) on the bicycle!

That's why I decided to title it as 'Jolly ride'!

Have a great week ahead :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Red Car

Watercolor on Paper
14 x 10 inches

This is a very simple scene and had it not been for the red car it wouldn’t be much to look at! But from my experience I can say that any subject, however mundane, looks good after its painted. I hope you will agree! :)

Friday, March 9, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Evening Glow, Udaipur

Watercolor on paper
10 x 20 inches

A view of the beautiful city of Udaipur from Lake Pichola...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Morning over the Lake palace, Udaipur

Watercolor on 640 gsm paper
14 x 21 inches

I worked from more than 1 reference image for the composition and color tones in this one. Also used 640 gsm watercolor paper for the first time. All I can say is I like 300 gsm better!

A small reference sketch