Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kicking off 2012

2011 was great. But it is over now and what we have is an entire year in front of us to make the best of. And this is the painting I made to kick start 2012. I want to wish you all a very happy new year once again.

This place is my ancestral village in Odisha. There is a small hillock at the end of the village. On one side of it you can see the beautiful Chilika lake, which is the the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World. One one side lies my own village and on other side these paddy fields stretch to kiss the horizon. A trip to this hillock is a must whenever I go to my village. 

I have not yet found a title for this and I would request you to give your suggestion. I would surely pick one up from all the suggestions I get.

That is all for now. See you around.

Size - 20 x 30 inches
Medium - Watercolor on paper


gugun said...

beautiful reflections and misty winter morning sun !

bara-ghuguni time :D

Studio at the Farm said...

WOW!!! You really have started the year out with a bang. What a fabulous painting, Prabal. The colors are magnificent; and the delicacy of the trees framing the scene are so subtle, yet add so much. Keep on doing what you are doing!! :)

Crystal Cook said...

Holy moley Prabal, but that is the most gorgeous thing I've seen this morning. What an amazing work. I LOVE the strong peaceful feeling it has. This piece has a message of hope I think, but maybe that's because it's a sunrise and the start of a new day always seems very hopeful to me. I really love it Prabal.

My suggestion is First Light. Not very creative, but that's what you get when I haven't had a cupcake yet. :)

Sandra said...

OH MY!!!! Prabal, this is a spectacular painting! I had to zoom in and look at it really closely! It really is one of your best! I feel quite inspired!

Anu said...

wow, what gorgeous colors !!! hoping to see more of your wonderful paintings in the new year :)

Coni said...

oooh it is really beautiful :)

hmuxo said...

Oh Prabal! This is definitely the kick start of 2012. Absolutely beautiful..That "morning glow" in the sky is outstanding...

Pat said...

Fabulous start to the new year!
Love the glow and serenity in this painting - and the feeling of home, also.
I would call it "The Beloved Country"

Lydie said...

Very well done Prabal and I'm agree with the title found by Pat.
Happy new year !

Apni Avani said...

I accidentally stumbled upon your blog! And I'm glad I did. Your paintings are beautiful.

Kathy said...

Hey rock :)) lol. Awesome job with the use of colors and I know how much glazing went into this so I can really appreciate it. And, you did it on a full sheet!!

Prabal said...

Oh yes!!! Bara Ghuguni time.. Top it up with rasagola in the end. :)

Thank you so much. Your words mean a lot..

Prabal said...

Thank a lot my friend.. Even without the cupcake you are still good. I love the title..

Prabal said...

That is so nice of you. I hope you are doing well..

Thank you for thw wishes. I too hope I can cross some barriers this year. :)

Prabal said...

Thank you first of all for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment for me. I am glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks my dear friend..

Prabal said...

Thank you for suggesting a title. It indeed is my beloved country..

Thanks to you too..

Prabal said...

I am happy that this accident turned out good for you. And thank you for your lovely comment too.

Yes the sky required glazings as you can see all 3 primaries were used in the sky and without glazing it would have been mud. And I wanted to start the year with a full sheet. :)

deepazartz said...

It looks so heavenly Prabhal. Love the misty effect in the painting. SO lively and fresh.
Great Start:)

M.R. Anand said...

hi prabal, this is spectacular! the planning for this painting and the execution is superb! love the haziness of the hills, the reflections on the fields, the foreground and the dry brush stokes!

Prabal said...

I am glad you liked it. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment.

Anand sir,
Thank you so much. Hope to see you at the next jam..

Swagatika said...

Dear Prabal your painting are really heart touching.It really matters a lot when u are a self taught artist. You will rock.