Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Eevening on Ganga


Title - Evening on Ganga
Size - 20 x 30 inches
Medium - Watercolor on paper

This painting is not something I usually do. Firstly the colors and the feel are very melodramatic. Putting a wash of pure crimson and vermilion takes a lot of courage on my part. Secondly its a full sheet painting. And this has to be done standing, which I do not really prefer (Its not such a crime to be lazy.. Right!!!). And managing a full sheet is much tougher than doing a half sheet painting. But anyway this was a good stretching I got. Literally. :)

Thanks for stopping by.

21 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Stretching? It looks like you also flexed your artistic muscles quite a bit too. Absolutely stunning, Prabal.

Gold Finch said...

Great painting Prabal I love the colours.

Deshmukh said...

This is lovely man! You have done a great job. The painting does not betray any discomfort that you claim to experience with the size of the paper or the colours.
Best wishes,

Anu said...

fantastic!

Sandra said...

This is SO beautiful Prabal! I love the colours and the tranquility :0)

Blaga said...

The colors are bold and catchy and the light in the painting is wonderful!

M.R. Anand said...

compliments on your write up, very frank and lively! the painting [not melodramatic] by any serious stretch of imagination!
Q: are the white streaks lift off from the paper or masking fluid? they add such character and highlight!

Pat said...

Stunning painting, Prabal!

Your stretching produced a great work. Love the colours you chose! xx

Leonardo Rubio said...
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Leonardo Rubio said...

Buena Obra Prabal, me gusta mucho el juego de luces, la acuarela es Vibrante Por los colores cálidos y Fríos empleados.. saludos.

Lydie said...

Beau travail sur grand format Prabal! les couleurs sont jolies, la mise scène aussi, c'est une très belle aquarelle, bravo .

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautiful painting, Prabal! I love the colors and the simplicity of the composition. WIsh I was there to see it for real!

Prabal said...

Carol, Gold Finch,
Its a absolute delight to know that you enjoyed it.

Vinayak,
Thanks. Great to know that. I also had to hide some blunders by taking artistic license. :)

Prabal said...

Thanks Anu.

Sandra,
This place is Benaras. A very famous spiritual place on the bank of the river Ganges/Ganga. Thank you for your lovely comment.

Blaga,
Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment.

Prabal said...

Anand sir,
First of all thank you. The whites that you are talking about are gauche/poster color.

Pat,
Thanks a ton lady. :)

Prabal said...

Leonardo,
Thank you for visiting my blog and then leaving comment for me. I happened to see your blog. Your works are very good too. :)

Lydie,
Yes. large format. Thanks for liking it. :)

Prabal said...

Kathryn,
Thank you so much. If you were here we would have painted it together and then had a lot of beer breaks too. :)

Crystal Cook said...

LOL about the laziness! :)

It's beautiful Prabal! And I think it's interesting to see that this BIG work is still your style even though it was a tad out of your comfort zone. :) Courage indeed my friend! Well done!!

And in reading your comment to Kathryn above, wouldn't it be SO cool to get together with all these blog friends around the world and have a 'paint off'? When I become a fabulously wealthy author I'll be sure to plan it. :D

Facts of Life said...

All your recent works are fabulous, prabal!...Kasturi

Prabal said...

Crystal,
I am sure you will not know how difficult things are for a lazy person since you are the superwoman types. :)

And your idea is great. Someday my friend. Someday.. And I wish you become Ms Rowling - II. :)

Kasturi,
Thanks you. Glad you enjoyed it.

Liana Yarckin said...

Love the colors!!!! The water is gorgeous. The whole painting is lovely.