Thursday, July 4, 2013


Hi. I am a much relieved man now as my blog problem got sorted out. There was a script running on my blog which was automatically redirecting me to another site. Now that script has been removed and my blog is safe. :)

I have been thinking of doing a night rainy scene for sometime now. Monsoons have almost arrived and we are receiving pre-monsoon showers here every now and then. I have been observing the roads at night for quiet sometime now and finally thought of painting them. I just took my previous plein air painting of Bhoganadiswara temple and applied my observations for a night rainy scene to it. I had made a small sketch which looked good, but when it was done on a large scale like this one, it was just not having the same effect. I took some advice from my artist friend Ramkrishna and incorporated it in the painting. While doing that I got more ideas and added it. And that actually brought some life into the painting.

I have still not thought of a title for this. Can you suggest one??

By the way I'll be taking a one day workshop on Basics of watercolor on 20th and 21st of this month at Frazer town and Koramangala respectively. The details are here. The number of participants is limited to 10-12, so that the students can be given individual attention. So if you want to book a seat you must do it right away.

With that I'll sign off. Hope you all are having a great week.

20 x 26 inch


Studio at the Farm said...

WOW!!! Absolutely stunning painting! Everything about it is so wonderful - the lighting, the wet, the reflections ...I am just sitting here, smiling at the image. BRAVO, Prabal!!!

Pat said...

Reading through your post, I wasn't ready for the absolutely gorgeous painting that awaited as I scrolled down. Love the rain and reflections - and the light on the Temple. Simply gorgeous.

Carol Blackburn said...

Glad you are back Prabal and the blog is all fixed. Love the reflections in this painting. :)

hmuxo said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Prabal!
As always, your painting is full of color, reflections, light. everything for the perfect piece this is !!

Sandra Busby said...

I am stunned Prabal! This has to be your best ever painting yet!! It is absolutely AMAZING!!! Honestly - I can't think of enough good things to say about this one. Spectacular! :0)

Sue Marrazzo said...

A Winner!

Art with Liz said...

I've missed your work! This is fabulous - you've absolutely nailed that wet look.

Crystal Cook said...

I thought I left a comment because I remember seeing this painting and reading your post. Hmmm. . . Well, I still can't come up with a good title for it either. It makes me think of people getting ready and heading out for the night, but I don't know how to tie that in with the rain. . . In any case, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love those reflections in the puddles on the road. Beautiful.