Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aarti

A real life picture of this scene was posted as a challenge in our sketching group web-site here. And I was immediately excited to paint it. But when I got ready to attempt it I was lost. It was a night scene with figures. I had never done a night scene before in WC and figures are always scary for me. But somehow it came through in the end and I liked it. 

This is a scene of 'Aarti' that happens in Varansi on the bank of Ganga everyday. More on that is here.


Aarti
22 x 15 inch

9 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Superb!

Kathy said...

Really Neat...You caught that fire so well. Awesome!!

Pat said...

This is so full of atmosphere, Prabal.
The intense look on the priest's face as the incense burns, the way you have made your colours swirl and fade to the second priest. This is a masterful painting and I love it x

Sandra Busby said...

Sometimes we can really surprise ourselves when we try something new. This is fantastic! I love night scenes :0)

Crystal Cook said...

Oooh I love it! Powerful piece, and yes just what Pat said, so atmospheric. :) I don't know why figures frighten you, you are soooo good at them crazy. ;)

hmuxo said...

I see a very successful night scene, Prabal...Excellent painting!!!!

Blaga said...

Fantastic painting!

Apni Avani said...

Wonderful! you've captured it just right. Btw, I am trying to learn watercolors so I had a query. What kind of paper do you use and where do you get it in Bangalore?

Elixir of life said...

Fabulous... Ganga arti is grand and captivating. Anybody who has witnessed can't agree more.. This absolutely wonderful :)