Thursday, July 31, 2014

Latest from my Goa series

Two more added to my ongoing Goa series watercolor paintings...

'A private view of the sea'
Watercolor on Arches Paper,
10 x 14 inches

'Romance at beach'
Watercolor on Bockingford Paper,
10 x 14 inches

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Commissioned works

Ganga Aarti, Haridwar
Watercolor on Fabriano paper
9 x 21 inches

This was commissioned by a client from Singapore. She had already bought one painting of mine, and was interested in getting one more. Since she had been to this place, she wanted a painting of this scene, to keep as a memory.

'Bicycle series- a set of 5 paintings'
Watercolor on paper
12 x 12 inches each

These were commissioned by a gentleman from Chandigarh. He was impressed by my bicycle paintings and had wanted a series of such bikes. I could not be more happy... :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Goa Series # 5

'Goa Series # 5'
Watercolor on Fabriano Paper
9 x 21 inches

A small thumbnail sketch


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Goa series # 4

Watercolor on Saunders paper
10 x 14 inches

After studying my initial small watercolour sketch (below), I decided to move the 2 main figures right in the path of the light making the composition more striking.

 Initial sketch

 Thumbnail sketch

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Goa Series # 3: Enjoying the surf

Goa Series # 3: Enjoying the surf
Watercolor on Saunders paper
10 x 14 inches

This was painted from one of my reference photographs. Though it was a grey day and there was no play of light and shadow, I liked this subject of these two kids enjoying getting wet in the surf at the beach. And though there were other figures, I eliminated them from the composition. Before beginning to paint, I made two small thumbnail sketches with different placement of the figures and felt that the right one was a better composition.