Hi there. This painting is a new effort from my side. My approach was quiet different in this painting. Generally I paint the 'scene' and then place 'people' in it. But here I thought the scene was the activity on the water front. Hence I painted people first and then painted the scene around it. The scene was kept as simple as possible so as to draw attention to the people.
In my last post Jona asked me how do I get light in my paintings. I'll try to answer that here.
1. I first try to fix the type of light for a painting. It could be soft, harsh or something between soft and harsh.
2. Feel of light comes from the shadow areas painted around it. I try to keep the shadow areas large so that the impact is more.
3. The contrast and edge (soft/broken/hard) of the shadow will define the type of light.
4. The colors in the shadow (warm/cool) will contribute to the over all mood of the painting too.
So before starting a painting using small sketches one can work these things out. Then you can paint more freely and confidently. I hope this is of help.
Koti Teertha (Gokarna - VII)
11 x 15 inch