Friday, July 19, 2013

Gathering for the Ganga Aarti

Watercolor on Paper
10 x 14 inches


This scene was quite complicated even while working from a photograph! I wanted this painting to be loose, unlike my other works, almost in a plein air fashion, so I squinted a little to simplify the shapes and the whole scene. The fast brush strokes give a feel of movement and spontaneity. I painted this in transparent watercolors except a little opaque color used for the florescent lights on the poles.
Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ghats of Varanasi and its WIP

'Ghats of Varanasi'
Opaque Watercolor on Tinted Paper
13 x 20 inches

Capturing the WIP was relatively easier here as this was done in opaque watercolors! :)