Saturday, August 22, 2015

My selection in the Shenzhen Watercolor Biennial 2015

'Varanasi Nocturne'
Watercolor on Saunders Waterford Paper,
14 x 21 inches

Extremely delighted and honored to have my painting – ‘Varanasi Nocturne’ included in the Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial 2015, one of the most prestigious watercolor exhibitions in the world, to be held in December in Shenzhen, China. The other selected artists are some very big names in the watercolor world today and I'm super excited to share the wall with them!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

View at dusk, Varanasi

'View at dusk, Varanasi'
Watercolor on Saunders Paper,
14 x 21 inches

I remember a quote by the famous pastel artist Harley Brown that in a painting, the center of interest needn't be big. On the contrary, a small center of interest when placed appropriately, becomes more powerful. This is well proved in this painting. The center of interest here is the bright illuminated part of the shoreline, which comparatively, is a small portion in the painting . This painting also serves as an example of dominant color scheme, which is blue here. The monotony of this blue space is broken by the introduction of complementary colors yellow-orange, thereby creating a contrast and drama in the painting.
Hope you enjoy it!