Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cow Herd

I had taken a photograph of these cows during a cycling trip and wanted to paint since then.
There was a subtle mist and the morning sun was shining down upon the tar road and the green grass.

Am not very happy with the results as the overall painting turned dull :( .
Prabal had warned me to wash and dry the paper before painting..but was too lazy/impatient for that procedure :)


  1. Hello PC
    I think you have done well with this one, I like the cows. I do not remember seeing black and white cows while I lived in India but we have lots of them in the UK. Keep up the good work.

  2. This is an amazing painting. I think you are getting mastery over this paper.

  3. Wonderful scene captured brilliantly! The lights and shadows are depicted very well.

  4. You may not satisfied with this but this is one of the best watercolors i have seen. i would love to see the photo you used for this one.

  5. GoldFinch:
    Thanks for the compliment.
    These cows are not native Indian breed. probably jersey.

  6. Prabal:
    As you said the paper is very forgiving :)
    I have atleast 4 washes over the cows !

  7. Sadia and sreenivasa:
    Thanks a lot for your comments.

    This is a normal 300gsm handmade paper.
    Imported from Pune :)
    Will upload the photo soon

  8. Thanks for the information.
    Can you give me details of how to get this paper? thanks.

  9. lovely painting. captures morning mood.

  10. Sreenivasa,
    Ajay had suggested the following address in Pune :
    eco vision papers pvt ltd
    389 Shop No 4 Naval, Narayan Peth, Pune - 411030
    Me and Prabal got this paper from Pune, but from a different place. It's a 300gsm handmade paper.

  11. Hi PC! It may not be as good as your reference photo, as you feel, but I like this painting! Its not always necessary to wash and dry the paper.Have a small bit of the same paper and paint on it first so that you know how dull will the color be after it dries up and accordingly add more paint to get the correct value :)

  12. Hi,

    This is a very good painting. You are able to capture the mood.

  13. Hey Ramesh,
    Thanks for the comment.
    Your suggestion is very practical. Will definitely try it out next time.
    Thanks again !

  14. This is simply amazing, I wish i had captured it in my cam....you are really good.


    Saludo desde Argentina,Liliana

  16. Thanks Shishir,
    The morning light was very good when I captured it.