Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bye bye 2010

I guess this will be my last post for this year. Both these paintings are done from the photos I took in Goa. First one is on a normal watercolor sheet while the second one is on the sheet I have been using for last two of my posts.

The biggest achievement for me this year has been getting the experience of more than 100 paintings. And I would like to thank all of you once again for everything.

Wish you all a very happy Christmas and a great 2011.

Title - On the way to Arpora
Size - 14 x 10 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - Staying home today (too/two)
Size - 22 x 28 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CKP morning

This one is also done on the same paper as the last painting. I used very thin washes for this except for the dark parts. It was done in about 45 minutes and I enjoyed this one a lot as there were not much difficult shapes to take care of and I could just paint freely.

Anyway as the year is coming to a close I just thought I would like to thank you all for all your love, support, encouragement, critiques, comments, appreciation and stuff like that. All that has helped me a lot and kept me motivated too. I just wish I continue to get all of this in the future.


Title - CKP morning
Size - 14 x 20 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Staying home today

Title - 'Staying home today'
Size - 20 x 28 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

The paper I used for this one is not a watercolor paper. It is a regular drawing sheet and has no texture at all. It is rather slippery. I am just experimenting on this paper right now as it comes very cheap. Rs 10 (less than a quarter of a $) per sheet. Most of the techniques either do not work or work only partially on this. But it is worth experimenting on this. I am posting WIP pictures of the painting so that you can get an idea how did I go about this one.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Pleasant surprises

The other day I accidentally came across some pleasant surprises and then PC too found out one for me.

I was covered in watercolor gallery blog. Click here to go to the site.

My blog was listed in top 50 inspiring art blogs in guide to art school site. Click here to go to the site.

My blog was also listed in top 50 watercolor blogs of 2010 at online graphics design degree site. Click here to go to the site.

Now wouldn't I be happy!! :)

Anyways leaving you here with memories of Goa.

Title - Really bad food shack at Arambol beach
Size - 11 x 14 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Thursday, December 9, 2010

En Plein Air in Goa

Well I am back from my trip and thanks for all your wishes that I had got before going for the trip. I had a really great time. The beaches, sand, sea, beer, food,bike rides and the crowd was all great. But the best part was I met with many of my college and some of my school friends after a really really long time and that made the trip special. And I did manage to do some paintings in between all these.

All these paintings were done en plein air. Sitting in the cool shade of a beach umbrella surrounded by friends, sipping chilled beer and painting. Can I complain? :)

Actually it was very hot and hence the paper was drying up too fast. That posed a good challenge. All I could do was paint fast. So all these paintings were completed in about 45 minutes to an hour. And they are all around 14 x 11 inches in size.

Painting outdoors keeps throwing up a new challenge every time and that is why probably it is so exciting.

Day 1 - Rock on cafe on Vagator beach in north Goa.

Day 2 - Cheap seaside hotels at Arambol beach in north Goa

Day 3 - Soaking up some sun at Baga beach, north Goa. The couple went to take a dip in the sea as soon as I had started painting. I had to complete this from the instant memory I had created of the couple.

Day 4 - Beach, beer and a friend for company at Benaulim beach, south Goa