Monday, February 6, 2012

The final final one

Okay here is the final painting of the Chilika Stills series. My last painting in this series was the final one when it was painted. But I thought I just might do one more. My initial composition was a vertical one and consisted of only the left side of the painting. But I thought that would be too obvious a composition and hence I did this horizontal composition with more of the water on the right. Had to add those buoys to lead the eye into the painting. Whether it worked or not I dont know. But I am glad that I tried it.

By doing this series and reflecting on it I found that I tend to become a bit tight when there are not much of free shapes to play around. I got to keep this in mind when I am painting from now onwards. Hopefully it will make me a better painter.
 
Title : Chilika Stills - V
Size : 15 x 22 inch
Medium : Watercolor on paper

By the way my 2 day group show at Aliiance Francaise went off very well. It was well atteneded and my work was appreciated.

And here is a plein air painting I did yesterday at Tipu's summer palace here in Bangalore. It is a small palace made completely of teak wood. I found that there was a good play of light and shadow on the side wall of the palace than any other place. So I painted that. Though it does not reveal anything much about the palace, I think this was a good subject. Or at least I painted what attracted me.

Signing off now. Wishing you all a great week ahead.

Plein air @ Tipu's Summer palace, Bangalore - 05th Feb, 2012
Size : 15 x 22 inch
Medium : Watercolor on paper

13 comments:

Lydie said...

Ta série est très belle. J'aime la dernière pour son atmosphère de quiétude et cette belle lumière que tu sais mettre dans tes aquarelles. Bravo !

Studio at the Farm said...

Prabal, I love the plein air of the palace! And congradulations on your group exhibit. I am glad it went well.

Crystal Cook said...

Those are both just beautiful. But my favorite one is the bottom one. The colorful, juicy shadows are killer. :)))) Glad your show went well, it must have been all those positive vibes I was sending your way. I hope you ate something sweet for me. lol. :D

Sandra said...

Oh these are simply beautiful! I love them both for such different reasons. The first for it's tranquility and the second for the beautiful play of light. Prabal, you make such beautiful art. Should we look forward to 'The final, final, final one'? ;0)

AK said...

Prabal, both these works are fabulous. Like you said, the play of light and shade in the second one is interesting. The composition of the first is fabulous.

Arti said...

Your watercolors are getting better and better Prabal..keep up the good work.

John (JWJarts) said...

I have to agree with the previous comments, both of these are good for their own reasons. Nice work.

hmuxo said...

Fantastic!!! Love the two of them..Love the light and shadow work on the second one!!

Art with Liz said...

This is a great series of paintings - the feeling of space and peace comes through in all of them. Great work Prabal.

Prabal said...

Lydie,
Thakn you for such a lovely comment

Kathryn,
Missed you at the exhibition. You would have enjoyed it here as there is no snow. :)

Prabal said...

Crystal,
Thanks a lot. Of course it is all your wishes. What else did you think.. :)

Sandra,
Thank you for liking them. But I guess no final final final one. I have started doing something else. :)

Prabal said...

AK sir, Arti,
Thank you for your words of encouragement.

John, Hilda,
I am glad that you enjoyed these works.

Prabal said...

Liz,
It is always so good to hear from you. I know you have been real busy. Thank you so much for your comment.