Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Any suggestions


This Sunday it was down to just PC and me and we had decided to paint indoors at my place. I had taken a photo of this building sometime back and that became our subject.

I took liberty to change the composition quiet a bit. There were more houses in the background which I removed. The big tree got added from my memory and another tree which was there opposite to the structure was removed. And I also changed the proportion of the building. PC kind of stuck to the photo.

I do not have a name for it till now. All suggestions are welcome.

16 comments:

pc said...

I liked the way the light breaks on the walls. A couple of bricks exposed to sunlight (on left edge of front wall) is a nice detail.
I wish you had left some glow of light on the ground

Kamlesh said...

Hey Prabal,

Beautiful and imagery!!!

-KT

Anand said...

Here you're back with a bang! Among what you've depicted, whats quite extraordinary is your soft, subtle portrayal of light and the intrinsic shadows... Great work!!!
- Anand

Megha Chhatbar said...

Hey Prabal, Wonderful piece..Lot of these old buildings I have seen here..You have painted so well..When Can I paint like this? :)

Prabal said...

PC,

Thanks for noticing that little detail. There is also a little light left on the roof top suggesting that it may be an asbestos cement sheet.

While painting the ground I had completely forgotten about the light coming from the left. :(. Did a bit of paint lifting, but it did not work as well.

Prabal said...

KT and Anand, thanks a lot for liking it.

Prabal said...

Megha, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving beautiful words for me.

This building is like a secret well kept. Because if it is not a secret it will be destroyed and a mall or an office will be built there.

Megha Chhatbar said...

Well thought about conserving this building. Thank you for leaving nice words!

RUPESH PATIL said...

hi prabal!really nise one is this paintigs. u know prabal old house, buildings,road,and old object,people are alwase good subject for new paintings.so its old views we must reamain.u done it well about it.good work.such good will prabal.

Mineke Reinders said...

Since this building is a hidden gem - perhaps endangered - and you painted the tree behind it as if it is offering protection, that could give you its title: Safe for now. In any case, it's a wonderful painting.

Arti said...

Thats a very unusual building.Very pretty.But what I like most is the tree that you have painted in foreground...Living in a city like Delhi means missing out on beauties like this house!

Arti said...

On second thoughts, the tree trunk looks like going behind the house.I think it would have been better if it was made to look like its closer to the eye;no trunk is needed.:)

Prabal said...

Rupesh, Mineke, Arti thank you all very much.

Arti, you are very much right abt the tree. I also had the same feeling. But since the tree was added on the spur of the moment I decided to go ahead with the imperfection.

Prabal said...

Mineke, Special thanks to you for suggesting the title. I love the title.
When I painted the tree (which was not in the photo) it was instinctive to make the tree that way. So unknowingly I was actually trying to protect the house. So the title is great.

Ajay Patil said...

I sometimes envy guys who can paint so many details. As Pc mentioned shadwows are done nicely

Prabal said...

Ajay, I reciprocate opposite feelings. I envy those who can just say so much with minimal strokes. I aspire to paint that way someday.