Here is my second work in the Chilika Stills series. I was probably not going to post this one, but on a second thought I am posting this as I thought of sharing a lesson that I learnt in the process.
The most challenging part of this painting was going to be the ripples in the water in the foreground, because of the technique I was going to use. I dont know what is the technique called. But the process requires to paint quickly with plain water when an already laid wash is just about to dry up. The wetness of the wash, amount of water in the brush, the pressure that you apply on paper while giving the strokes and the direction and size of the strokes, timing, just about everything had to be perfect.
The first thing I did was the sky, which was exactly the way I wanted it, then I did the foreground ripples, which too turned out exactly as I wanted it to be and I was thrilled. Then the overconfident me spoilt the rest of the painting, which were supposed to be 'child's play'.
And hence a lesson was learnt.. Yet again. Never to take any part of the painting casually. What I mean is not painting everything tightly. You can paint with casual strokes, but not with a casual attitude.
Anyways I hope to apply this leson learnt in my next painting. Till then take care.
Title - Chilika Stills - II
Size - 15 x 11 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper