Friday, March 30, 2012

Morning Mood - II

Here is the second of the series. Compared to last one this one is a little later in the morning, when the mist is gone. But still I chose to make it much cooler than the last one. Just one of the whims. :) I hope you enjoy this one too.

Title - Morning mood Bangalore - II
Size - 22 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Morning Mood

I have not posted in last 12 days, and it seems like ages. Its not that I have not been painting, its just that I did not have much to upload. I have been mostly doing studies, sketches etc of early morning scenes (early because it is before I wake up. :)). Two weeks back I had manged to wake up early enough to go around and get some pictures. I have been trying to get that mood onto paper. I am planning to do such scenes for sometime. So automatically it can be called a series and this is the first of the series. 

Have a fabulous weekend friends.

Title - Morning mood, Bangalore - I
Size - 20 x 16 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Plein air Sunday

After two weekends of no plein air painting it was great to get outdoors this weekend. The venue was a factory turned restaurant called Counter culture. It was a small place, but being the first to arrive on the spot I got the best place to sit and paint. 

I wont say I did not like it when I finished it, but I was not like thrilled about it. But when I looked at it today I really liked it. This often happens in outdoor painting. When you are on the spot you never truly like your finished work. But when you are back home it starts looking better.

Hoping you would like it.

Plein air @ Counter Culture restuarant 11 March 2012
Size : 11 x 15 inch
Medium : Watercolor on paper

Friday, March 9, 2012

Workshop pics

A few days back I took a 5 day watercolor workshop with Mr Kashinath Hiremath. I had lots of fun in this time and got to learn a lot too. Here are some of the works I did during the workshop.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, March 2, 2012

A sketch and more

Last Sunday our outdoor sketching group dediced to go to the turf club and sketch some horses. And someone did get permission for us to enter into the club too. I was not well, but horses (which you do not see everyday) were too much of a temptation. So on Sunday I popped some tablets and decided to go to the turf club for about 2 hours. When I reach there Mr Murphy had already played his trick and the news was that we were not going inside. So disappointed we gang up opposite to this place. And guess what... This place had a small junkyard in the corner and there was this glorious abandoned jeep lying there under some good sunlight and crying out loud to be sketched. I completed this in about 30 mins standing for half the time and kneeling down rest of the time. And horses were forgotten by now.

Painting en plein air has this certain exciting quality to it which can not be explained. Sometime you come across scenes which just urge you so much to paint them. And it is best not to waste any time and get down to painting immediately in such cases. The finished product may or may not come out good, but that feeling of responding to the scene immediately is just awesome.

Junkyard Jeep en plein air sketch
Medium : Watercolor and gouche on tinted sheet

I am also posting two gauche paintings I had done a few days back on dark green tinted sheet. Its a litlle experimental. Bangalore is called as garden city and the inspiration for both these paintings were born in a garden. Hence the name. :)
Title : Garden and the city - I
Size : 18 x 13 inch
Medium : Gouche on tinted sheet

Title : Garden and the city - II
Size : 18 x 13 inch
Medium : Gouche on tinted sheet