Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Here is the painting

Title - At Pune university
Size - 15 x 11 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Cropped image

Here is the painting, the sketch for which was posted in my previous post. What do you think?? The sketch was done in about 5 mins without much planning. Only the tonal values were planned and warm/cool areas were being tried out. In the painting almost everything was planned. May be around 80% of the painting was planned while in the sketch only 20% was planned. And the painting took about 1.5 to 2 hours. I would like to know your opinion on how the painting compares with the sketch...

And I cropped the image to get the motorcyclist in focus and I kinda liked it. So posting that too. :)

By the way, preparations for the show is going according to plan as of now. Keeping my fingers crossed. I shall be getting the invitees and posters etc printed this week. I think I have decided on my final 30 paintings, which I'll be displaying, unless of course I end up doing a masterpiece in the next few days. LOL.

Happy painting to all.


Studio at the Farm said...

Prabal, the painting is so beautiful; the colors soft and inviting. It's a wonderful scene. But I can't comment about the comparison, as the sketch isn't visible. Howerver, Good Luck with your show!!!!

Studio at the Farm said...

Sorry, Prabal, I just found the rough sketch. Both good, but I much prefer the planned painting.

Carol Blackburn said...

Nicely done, Prabal. :)

Crystal Cook said...

LOVE this Prabal! I honestly love them both, I think they both have the same spontaneous, confident feel. But if pressed I will say I prefer the painting, because the colors are more intense and that motorcycle dude is so much clearer. He's super cool. I'm so excited for your show! You'll have to show us your posters and stuff you get printed up. Good luck friend!!

Sandra said...

I really like this too! I think it is as sucessful as it is because of the sketch you did first. I have to say that I prefer the un-cropped version because I love the way that the vines hanging from the trees frame the scene. It is a gorgeous painting Prabal. And by the way - in case you dont see my reply - thank you so much for such a lovely comment on my glass. Your comments mean a great deal :0)

Gold Finch said...

Hi Prabal it was interesting to see the development to the final painting. Very nice result.

AK said...

Love the colors in this work. Fabulous Prabal.

Pat said...

Oh this is so beautiful ! Love the feeling of light, more evident in the uncropped version. Also love how you moved the motorcyclist over to the right - he sits much better in the painting there!
If I had one tiny thing to change, I would lift a little of the building which is behind the motorcyclist. At first glance it could be a plank balancing on his head. If it was lightened, I wouldn't have noticed that. But that is a minor thing, and only my opinion - the whole is fabulous.
Glad to hear your preps for the show are going well. :) xx

Prabal said...

Thank you for taking time, evaluating both and leaving your comment.

Thank you lady. How have you been?

Prabal said...

Actually in the cropped version the whole focus is on the motorcycle dude. And he does look cool. :)
The posters and invitees are pretty much same as the flier posted earlier. But I'll post them next time.

Thank you for your lovely comment. I did visit your blog later. But did not see your reply. :(

Prabal said...

Gold Finch, AK sir,
Thank you for your appreciation. :)

After I read your comment I saw the painting and yes he seems to be having a plank on his head. Oh Why did I not realize it earlier. I hope nobody else notices this funny plank on his head. :) Or may be people think that actually he is a motorcycle stunt guy who is riding the bike while balancing a plank on his head. LOL..

Pat said...

oh Prabal - you've made me laugh! Perhaps he is a stunt guy ;)
love, Pat xx

hmuxo said...

Beautifully painted, Prabal!! Great reflections.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

I like the painting!

V. Deshmukh said...

Hi Prabal,
I have changed my blog to http://www.pencilsandbrushes.blogspot.com/ . My old blog address vd-art.blogspot.com is being used by someone else and it is appearing as VINAYAK DESHMUKH ART in everyone's bloglist which is not correct. Please make the necessary changes.

Carrie'sCreations said...

It's beautiful! Such great colors! I saw your video for our show and it is such a wonderful body of work. I wish you the best of luck:)

Art with Liz said...

I think you've been very true to the sketch and produced a beautiful painting.

Prabal said...

Hilda, Ramesh,
Thank you for your comments.

I'll change it.. Thanks for informing..

Prabal said...

Great to know that you watched the video. I hope you could make it for the show too. :)

Thank you so much and you are going great guns with your watercolors..

جمال السيد said...

This Indian painter is venturing with color using the eye of a confident lover; and his heart, which is stuffed with love and faith in God, makes the color brighter. I could see God embodied in Nature -- I can easily say India is source of Romanticism. Congrats