Sunday, March 7, 2010

Market scene with....

Sometimes no matter what one tries the painting just does not become half as good as the sketch.

When I did the sketch I though I had been able to capture the 'buzz' in the market. When I did the first painting I did not have the sketch with me. So when I finally had both of them together I realized how badly I had missed the sketch during the painting. So I tried a new version with different treatment. But still to me the sketch remains the best of them all. It just captures the essence better than the others.
Market scene with melons sketchMarket scene with melons sketch

Market scene with melons watercolorTitle - Market scene with melons
Size - 19 inch x 14.5 inch
Medium - Watercolor on handmade paper
Market scene with pumpkins - mixed mediaTitle - Market scene with pumpkins
Size - 24 inch x 13.5 inch
Medium - Ink and acrylic on brown tinted paper


Sujit Sudhi said...


I agree with you about the sketch. I am a big fan of sketches and very often consider sketches to be far superior than finished works.

However, all three version of the market scene are beautiful. The cool colours of the watercolour version makes it appear soothing to the eye. The warmth of the ink/acrylic version conveys yet naother mood.

Great work.

Megha Chhatbar said...

I liked all the three sketches! Sketches are so easy and quick to make and they give a different feeling. I too love sketches but colors add flavor to it...:)

Prabal said...

Thanks for the comment. I agree that most of the time sketches are better than the final painting.

Good to know that you liked all of them.

Art with Liz said...

Although both paintings are really very good, I do agree with you about the sketch! It is vibrant and full of life.

Kathy said...

I, too, hold my sketches close to my heart. The painting is the end result and the sketch is the birthing process. I have many sketchbooks but I will very seldom give a sketch away. You have to be really special to get one.
I love that colored paper technique. I have never tried that with wc. Hummmmmmm.

Vinayak said...

Very nice painting. You hve used the tinted paper very nicely and skillfully. And thanks for the advic . I dont use any scales or rulers or any other mechanical instruments, but breaking the lines may help. I will surely try that.
Best wishes.

Sadia Hussain said...

I like your theme a lot; and the various steps leading to your final painting.Again you did a great job Prabal, the earthy tones brought alive by the orange.

Prabal said...

I too never give away any sketches.. I really like my sketches more than my paintings in general. Its fun to work with colored paper. You must try out.

Prabal said...

Thanks. For people like you and me internet has become a great place to learn from each other.

Thank you so much. I just wanted some elements in the painting to just come up. All those orange, red, yellow and whites helped me in that against the brown background.

martinealison said...

Belle évolution... Bravo

Terry Banderas said...

Hi Prabal
Nice post. I like both of your paintings and the sketch. I have seen artist's value sketches that should be framed and sold they are so good. I have an art journal that I carry around with me. I do end up with sketches that I like. I take photos to use as a reference to add watercolor later at home. I enjoy your work.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

I like the different approaches!!

Prabal said...

Thank you so much and thanks for visiting my blog too.

Always welcome..

You are correct.. Sketches are as good or better than the paintings most of the times. And yes thank you for enjoying my work. I too enjoy yours.. I tries a bit of ink and pen after seeing your works..

pc said...

nice sketch.
I liked the glow in watercolour..
and you're doing good with the acrylic :)

Prabal said...

Nice to see you back.. :)
I hope you are getting sometime to sketch at least.

Liana Yarckin said...

Market Scene with Melons caught my eye. The overall colors and light. Then I read your post. I find that my value sketches always capture what I want with so little effort. Your sketch has movement and I feel like I am there. All are great studies, though.