Wednesday, August 29, 2012


The title is not Math as in mathematics as most would think. Math (in Hindi and Odia) generally means a place where holy men (Sadhus) stay. This is a math in my village Bhusandpur in Odisha. The math complex has temples dedicated to different Gods and Godesses. The two temples that you can see in this photo are that of Hanuman and Jagannath.

Anyway coming to the painting, I am not at all happy with it. The villages in India have such a different atmosphere and mood. It is so different from cities. And since I am not so used to that kind of mood it becomes very difficult to paint it. But still I keep trying. One day I hope I'll be able to get that mood on paper successfully.

I have been on a little bit of travel cut off from the internet most of the time. So I have not been really able to paint and post of late. And I have also not been able to visit all your blogs on a regular basis. Looks like it is going to continue like this for some time. Hopefully by October everything will be sorted out.

And yes I'll be taking a workshop in October in Bangalore. Details will soon follow. 

Signing off now. Have a great day.

Title : Hanumant Math
Size : 15 x 22 inch
Medium: Watercolor on paper


Sandra said...

Well I think it is beautiful! I haven't been to India, so I wouldn't be able to tell, but I don't think it matters in the slightest. It's beautiful regardless :0)

Pat said...

You have captured a very tranquil feel, but that's obviously not quite enough for you. I hope you'll be able to do more, when you have the time. Then one day we shall all have an aha moment when we realise exactly what you meant to paint all along. That's how confident I am you will capture it, in time!

Studio at the Farm said...

Hi Prabal. I must admit I've missed you. There is a very different atmosphere to the country, and I know you will soon capture it.

Crystal Cook said...

I know how it feels to not be happy with a painting, but this is really beautiful Prabal. The sparkle on the water is unbelievable! And the style is so 'you' I could pick it out of a lineup and say "That's Prabal's!"

Was going to send you an email and see how you were doing since it's been so quiet on your end lately, I'm glad you're doing well. I miss talking to you. :))

Prabal said...

Sandra, Pat, Kathryn, Crystal,
First of all thank you so much for the words of encouragement. It means a lot.

I think you should come over here sometimes. We'll paint together. :)

I loved your comment. Its exactly that Aha moment I want to capture. :)

I had done a small sketch and the water was so much better in that. Anyway I hope you are doing good. I miss taling to you too.