Monday, June 29, 2009

sunday outing.

I was reluctant to go out on sunday, as it was cloudy and about to rain.Yet i went out to a nearby gokhale institute.The toilet sketch is done because that was the only thing i could paint while sitting under covered

verandah,when it rained.The other sketch is of a porch of the institute.

Friday, June 26, 2009

black and white sketching.

i tried various pens in my bhutan trip.The chiselled black marker was the best,i could use it for lines and mass fillings too.It takes less time to render too.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

gokhale institute.

these are done this sunday.i have done paintings of the house earlier too,but i find them different every time.the stone arches are challenge.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

from archives

some old paintings,close to my heart!...I love monsoon rains,but it is delayed this time.i am trying to recreat the feeling through the paintings.

Monday, June 15, 2009

some paintings

posting some painterly sketches done in Bhutan.Actually i had decided to sketch only in entire tour, but i did attept to paint some scenes with a single brush and schoolbox watercolours i was carrying.Since the size of my pads was small it was possible!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

taktsang monastary sketches.

It is a 3 hours trek to this beautiful monastry perched on the cliff.The climb was very difficult and to take a break i was sketching when i got tired.I have many such sketches as i had never treked so much in my life!

the angle of vision also kept changing,it was fun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My tour diary

I am posting some pages from my tour diary and some black and white sketches.I am noy writing much about the tour as you all will get bored,so i wish to keep it pictorial.

Friday, June 5, 2009

bhutan visit

The monasteries in bhutan are mostly white washed structures with an red band running horizontaly,which is a lucky charm band as they call was in a way easy to leave paperwhite as walls ,but showing tonal values in white was a challenge.The background also becomes equally important in white structures.I am posting some here.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

bhutan sketches 2

bhutan has a natural setting of mountain ranges.The city of Thimpu and Paro both are situated in the valley.It gives natural backdrop of the mountain ranges to the entire is difficult to explain in words but i am posting a photo of paro airport,one with the most stunning background.some sketch paintings too are posted.enjoy !!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

bhutan sketches 1

I had a wonderful trip to bhutan,a buddhist country.Its clean, beautiful and very safe country. Its a kingdom, hence has a royal feel to it.I will be posting some watercolor sketches i did in my visit in the coming week.I have done about 100 sketches ,some black and white and some colored.I have written on sketches so that i dont have to write much in text!!