Monday, April 4, 2011

Painting backwaters

Title - Alleppy twins.... Size - 14 x 21 inch.... Medium - Watercolor on paper


Title - Under Repair.... Size - 14 x 21 inch.... Medium - Watercolor on paper


First of all congratulations to all Indian cricket fans on the Cricket World cup win affter 28 long years. The world cup has been keeping me busy for all these days and hence delayed posts, replies etc.


Coming back to art now.... I had been to Alleppy in Kerela a few days back and had taken a lot of pictures out there. Almost all of them had water as an element as the pictures were taken in the backwaters of Alleppy. Now I am trying to paint some of them. And I am experimenting with the water part of it. These two are the first two of those experiments. Please leave your feedback on what you feel and what could have been done better etc etc.

21 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Very beautiful, Prabal. You seem to do alot of traveling. Is that for your job? Or, are you just an independently wealthy artist? :)

Prabal said...

Carol,
My job requires me to sit in front of a computer all day..Not travel. I just keep going here and there when I get an opportunity. And by the way I am a poor artists. I wish I was wealthy..

yasha said...

Lovely piece of art.I specially love the first one.Beautiful reflections.

Gold Finch said...

Yes the reflections are great and the water as well. Congratulations in the cricket result.

Art with Liz said...

Hey hey hey - well done India! But now the IPL starts ...
Particularly love the top one with the reflections. My watercolour classes are not going so well - I am really struggling so can but just drool over works like this!

Arti said...

Both of them are quite nice..I like the boats; and the reflections are very well done,too.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

How are you Prabal....the Backwater title is superb....and the boat with the reflection are beautiful..

Prabal said...

Yasha,
Thank you. I am glad you liked it.

Gold Finch,
Thank you so much. I'll accept the congratulations on behalf of all cricket fans out here. :)

Prabal said...

Liz,
Yes. yes yes.. India did it. Finally I am so happy. I think I'll strat watching IPL only in the later stages.
Watercolor classes initially never go very well. But one fine day everything becomes okay. You just have to wait for that day.

Prabal said...

Arti and Anudeepa,
Good to hear from you. And I am happy that you enjoyed them.

Sandra said...

I just can't get enough of your colourful, watery scenes Prabal :0)

Frank said...

Prabal, the water in the first picture is incredibly realistic! I wonder, did you use another medium to get the white dry brush strokes on the water?

Carrie'sCreations said...

How exciting about the Cricket World Cup!! Beautiful paintings! Love those bold colors in Alleppy Twins!! Oh and the reflections are fantastic also:)

hmuxo said...

This watercolor is beautiful...the reflections are wonderful as well as the boats. I only paint with pastels but I absolutely love to see all the watercolor paintings!!

Prabal said...

Sandra,
Nice way to describe the scenes. 'Watery scenes.' :)

Frank,
Yes I did use a little opaque white. But later I thought that may not have been necessary.

Prabal said...

Carrie,
yes really excited. Still in a high. :)
I am happy that you liked the painting too.

Hilda,
Thank you lady. I admire your pastel works too.

Lydie said...

Your reflections are very well done, I'd like to paint such beautiful ones

Prabal said...

Lydie,
Thank you so much. That indeed was a great compliment.

Dipti said...

Very lovely.. beautiful reflections!!

Sadia Hussain said...

Wonderful Prabal! and an excellent attempt. Reflections are never easy; in my opinion maybe if they were a bit uneven the effect could be better, especially with the boat on the left.
Thanks for your visit , I'll try and be more regular so I don't miss out on your beautiful creations.

Pat said...

Wow! Love the first.. its just wonderful .. the reflections are superb!