Saturday, May 5, 2012


Hi. I thought I would take a sketchbook break and post something from my watercolor sketchbook. Second one is a plein air sketch and the other was done from a newspaper from a black and white photo. 

Have a great weekend.

p.s. If you have not sent your entries for Shanghai watercolor biennial, do so as soon as possible. The last date for submission is 11th May.


hmuxo said...

They are both beautiful watercolors, Prabal!! The light hitting the house and lawn is outstanding in the second one. nicely painted!!!

Studio at the Farm said...

The plein air sketch is lovely, Prabal. And somehow, I don't think my art is ready for the Shanghai Bienniale. :)

Sandra said...

I just LOVE peeking into your sketchbook Prabal! They are beautiful sketches. They are both fabulous but the first is so intriguing and I love the colours you have dropped in to the skin tones. :0)

lupus said...

Two fabulous works, Prabal. Too much time without visiting your blog,but several circunstances were in the middle.

Best regards, my friend.


Liana Yarckin said...

there is something special about sketchbook sketches - is it that they show a freedom? thanks for sharing the info about the Shanghai Biennial. I looked at their website - very impressive, in fact, mind blowing watercolors! i don't think I am at that level, yet.

Arti said...

Very nice ,Prabal.I also like to put color in black and white photos...its fun!

Art with Liz said...

If that house is a 'sketch' then I think I have to give up watercolours! It's a beautiful fully finished painting to my eyes. Love it. But I also do love the (real) sketch of Carl Muller - all those lovely colours.

Prabal said...

Glad you liked it. Mind a walk in the lawn!!! :)

Kathryn, Liana,
One's art is never ready. So I hope you just send your entries.

Prabal said...

I really never plan out colors in such sketches. Especially portraits and figures I just have 1-2 warms and 1-2 cools and just use them. It gives a nice output.

Always a pleasure to have a comment from you. I hope you get freed up soon. :)

Prabal said...

Ya.. Its a lot of fun. Because there are no reference colors you can just play with your own colors.

So good to have you back again. I hope you have a good time with your family in sweden.