It was Prabal's Idea again.. to paint "en plein air"..
Place and time was decided..7:00 am, Cubbon Park..
But the rain forced us back.. the only shelter we could think of..."office !!" - our second home :) ..
With only a handful of options at hand, we settled to paint the UB city view..
I was painting on a pretty good quality paper and was quite thrilled and conscious at the same time...
This paper, unlike the handmades I used, was not very absorbent..which means more cauliflowers if you are not careful..
While painting the sky, I washed the sheet with a light tone of grey and started applying a darker tone with lot of water in brush. I was a little late for the second quote and a way too early for a dry-on-dry..This lifted the already applied tone and started spreading !..
some cauliflowers are seen near the edge of the building ..
I must be careful about the "timing" next time..
here's the final frame..
not satisfied with the results..
The dried branches on the left was added as the left of the composition looked too empty..
But, prabal thinks this makes the painting sad..
Neverthelss, we had a fun "en plein air"..