Saturday, February 13, 2010

Last rites

last rites - watercolor
Another concept painting.. and this one is purely from imagination.

In India it is said that the souls of the dead do not leave this world until their last rites are performed. This painting is about the last rites being performed for some one.

I started off with only the two people and the river in the scene and suddenly a village came up in some distance with the paddy fields and the two trees also popped up to make it a complete painting.


gugun said...

Getting great with non-detailed shapes describing people in action, foilage .... !

You didnt mention about the dramatic sky :D and the best is, it really fits in with the subject of the painting ! Is as if the Gods are descending to receive the departed soul !


Prabal said...

Oh Sahu,

Actually I did not want to mention about the sky part because my thought process was different and I wanted to see what interpretation everybody else draws out of it..

Well I had meant that the soul is actually leaving this world.

Art with Liz said...

This has such a peaceful tranquil feel about it, and the sky was also something that I noticed right away.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Nice imagination!

Prabal said...

Thanks Liz and Ramesh..Your comments are always appreciated..

Arti said...

Wonderful sky, Prabal! The painting is very beautiful.
I would appreciate it if you decide to join me and Ramesh on 'Artists of India' blog.We have many followers but not enough contributers.I wanted this blog to be a platform of Indian watercolorists.Contact me for details if you are interested.Your artist friend are also welcome.

Prabal said...

Thanks Arti for liking the painting. I'll surely like to contribute to the blog.

hitu said...


Prabal said...

Tolie, I am glad you liked it.