Thursday, December 9, 2010

En Plein Air in Goa

Well I am back from my trip and thanks for all your wishes that I had got before going for the trip. I had a really great time. The beaches, sand, sea, beer, food,bike rides and the crowd was all great. But the best part was I met with many of my college and some of my school friends after a really really long time and that made the trip special. And I did manage to do some paintings in between all these.

All these paintings were done en plein air. Sitting in the cool shade of a beach umbrella surrounded by friends, sipping chilled beer and painting. Can I complain? :)

Actually it was very hot and hence the paper was drying up too fast. That posed a good challenge. All I could do was paint fast. So all these paintings were completed in about 45 minutes to an hour. And they are all around 14 x 11 inches in size.

Painting outdoors keeps throwing up a new challenge every time and that is why probably it is so exciting.

Day 1 - Rock on cafe on Vagator beach in north Goa.

Day 2 - Cheap seaside hotels at Arambol beach in north Goa

Day 3 - Soaking up some sun at Baga beach, north Goa. The couple went to take a dip in the sea as soon as I had started painting. I had to complete this from the instant memory I had created of the couple.

Day 4 - Beach, beer and a friend for company at Benaulim beach, south Goa


10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Wow, Prabal..........such lovely paintings. So glad you had a good time.

SublimeHues said...

Lovely works...you are very talented.

fairy fantasy art said...

Hi,
Great work.....

pc said...

prabal, I guess your throat was also drying quickly enough for some quick sips of beer in-between :)
I have lot of complaints ! when are we going next ? :)
as ya, the paintings are really well done !

Prabal said...

Carol,
I really enjoyed painting in Goan atmosphere.. I am glad you liked the paintings.

Sublime hues,
Thats a great complement. Thank you.

Prabal said...

Fairy fantasy art,
Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment for me.

PC,
You are bang on. Actually I was on liquid diet in Goa. :) Next time lets go together.

Sandra said...

I admire anyone who paints in public outdoors! But then again, if they turned out like this I would probably be hoping someone might have a look! They are wonderful!

SKIZO said...

I enjoyed your
work very much

Crystal Cook said...

Wow, Prabal, those are fantastic. I really love every single one of them. I should paint outside sometime, i did once, looooong time ago.

And I'm mightily impressed at your painting of the figures from memory! Bravo! :)

Prabal said...

Sandra,
There were some curious onlookers. Some of them looked as if what I did was crap. But some of them liked it too. :)

SKIZO,
Thank you for your kind comment.

Crystal,
You should painting outside for sure. I think best time would be now as there will be a lot of snow out there. We do not have snow here. I wonder when can I paint snow outdoors.