Saturday, April 9, 2011

Backwater Living

Title - Backwater living
Size - 14 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

This is the painting version of the sketch that I posted about 2 weeks back. I think the spontaneity of the sketch is gone in this one. I also think a little bit of complementary in the dark shadow areas could have livened it up a bit.

15 comments:

Lydie said...

I love your bright and cheerful colors, it's a pleasure to travel through your watercolors

SKIZO said...

BeautifulThankYouForSharing:)

Carol Blackburn said...

Love the contrast between the chickens in the yard and those huge, leaves. Wonderfully done, Prabal.

Valdja Maria said...

Lindas aquarelas,suaves e de muito bom gosto!!!!

Vinayak said...

Wow man! Gorgeous watercolours. Are these done en plein air?

Prabal said...

Lydie, SKIZO,
Thank you for your visit and also for your comments.

Carol,
Thanks for noticing those chickens. I would tell them that. :)

Crystal Cook said...

I guess I must have missed your last post so I just went through to check it out. I think all three of these paintings are beautifully done Prabal, I really love the way you paint water, the reflections are perfect. And the colors all have so much harmony without looking boring you know? Another one of your talents.

But. . . I think you may be right about the complementary color thing, although I would not have noticed if you had not pointed it out to me. :)

Oh, and congrats on the cricket win for India! Huzzah!

Pat said...

Having looked again at the older sketch, it seems to me that a stronger dark under the leaves might zing it up a bit. I always find its so hard to do a second version - so kudos to you for trying xx

Prabal said...

Maria,
Thank you for visiting my blog and leabving a comment for me. Thanks to Google translate too for translating it for me. :)

Vinayak,
No not done plein air. To do this plein air I would be sitting on a boat and doing it, because this is in the backwaters.

Prabal said...

Crystal,
Thank you so much for the congratulations.. It has been a great world cup for us.
And of course I am glad that you rnjoyed these paintings.

Pat,
Actually the color was stroner. I lifted some of it. It was killing the atmosphere. Hence I thought a color contrast would have been good rather than tonal contrast.. And yes it is difficult to the same thing twice..

IrinaSztukowski said...

This is a very beautiful and cheerful sketch Prabal. So much light, so much sun! The colors are glowing from inside. That what sketches allow us; we don't put too much paint and the white of the paper is shining through..
Beautiful!
Thanks,
Irina

Sandra said...

As always I love your colours Prabal - and the water is beautiful :0)

Prabal said...

Irina,
Thank you for your comment and I ma glad you like it too.

Sandra,
Thanks for your love. :)

Liana Yarckin said...

Prabal, I am going to have to have one of your paintings!!! One with the giant palms. They make me feel like I am on vacation somewhere. You have nailed the palm trees and these giant banana plant leaves!

artkanth said...

nice work and you trying different composation.