Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some kinda test..

Title - Karlapat Bliss
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor and gouche on paper
Photo by - Satyesh Naik

Generally I plan my paintings beforehand. Compositional sketch, value sketch, and sometimes may be a watercolor sketch and all that. Its not a 100% plan, but yes there is top level plan and while I am painting the entire process follows the plan loosely. I dont exactly stick to the plan, but in spirit I go by the plan.

But sometimes once in a while I just test myself, whereby I just paint without any plan at all. No sketches at all. Sometimes no pencil also. Just color, brush and water. I dont know what am I supposed to test this way. May be its a spontaneity test. May be. But I dont know. Everything need not have answers. Many times in this process I surprise myself. And in most cases I do like the outcome because in the first place I started with no expectations at all. So this is also a 'make myself happy' kind of exercise. :)

Anyway this painting was also done without any plan. I just started directly with brush and color on paper and I did like the outcome. In my last post I felt that I have not been able to capture the feel of the place. In this I think I have captured it. By the way this place is also Karlapat wildlife sanctuary and the photo was given to me by Satyesh.

In my last post Crystal had motivated me to write what I like about my next painting and so here I go.

I think I managed to get the serene feel of the dense forest with a good overall looseness and lighting. So I am happy. Hopefully this painting cheers you up too.

10 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

Well done Prabal!! Look at you being all postive and such. :) I'm so proud!

And the painting is a huge success, lovely fresh colors and such spontanaeity (?spell check please?)! Beautiful. :) And I really like the idea of happy making exercises. That's the name of the game with art right? Or I guess it should be.

Sandra said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I reeeeeeeeeally like it a lot!!! The water is wonderful... You always paint water so beautifully :0)
I think it's perfect even without a plan :0D

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful job, Prabal.....:) Your fans are smiling!

hmuxo said...

Prabal...this is such an amazing painting. The different colors reflecting off the water is so beautiful! LOVE IT.

Prabal said...

Crystal,
Thank you so very much. I guess you should become a motivational speaker. You do it so well. I am really glad that you liked it too.

Sandra,
Thaaaaaaaank you so much. :)

Prabal said...

Carol,
I am smiling too. :)

Hilda,
Thak you for your appreciation.

Pat said...

Dense forest is exactly how it feels, with filtered light and muted reflections. No drawing - and you made a wonderful painting. You should feel very happy :) xx

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Great colors! Good outcome of your test. Carry on :)

Prabal said...

Pat,
I was very happy with this. Thanks for liking it.

Ramesh,
This test happens once in a while only. :)

Liana Yarckin said...

so gorgeous. great color palette here.