Monday, May 31, 2010

village alley

Was too tired to paint. So thought will sketch something quick.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The villager

Had taken this photo in an adjoining village in my home town. When I took his photo, the old man exclaimed

"So, you are from the press eh ?. You are going to write an article about this village ?. these pipes have been lying around here and no one seems to care......"... I had to succumb to his authority and say "yes, I will talk about it"..
The best I could do here is to paint this old man and the un-used cement pipes that were supposed to improve the sanitation of this place.

But for the bright colours I have used, I felt OK with the result. But, I enjoyed painting it a lot.

size: 1/4 imperial
paper : decapo 200 gsm

Thursday, May 20, 2010

fishing boat

Had taken this photo on Marina beach in Chennai on a cloudy morning.
While painting this, I had to remind myself not do overdo the washes. This paper (Montval) doesn't let you do it anyways..
used masking fluid to mask off the whites. Most was wet-on-wet except for the details in boat

how did you like it ?

paper: Canson Montval
size : 1/4 imperial

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Village landscapes are my favourite and I enjoy painting them a lot..
This is a remote house in the forest which I saw on one of my treks

I am not happy with the sky. I am using this paper for the first time and it tends to retain wetness longer than I expected. So the blue spead and encroached the whites I had left to suggest clouds.

any comments ?

Monday, May 10, 2010

After storm

Too many things happening in my life right now..Been extremely busy since last 2 weeks..Yesterday, I got a little time to relax..felt like slience after the storm...

hope you liked it...

[ watercolour on 1/4 imperial ]

photograph courtesy : Moirangthem Ranjith (published in better photography magazine)