Friday, April 16, 2010

woods are lovely


Its very hot and humid and its better to do paintings in comfort of home this season :)

Full size painting done from Photo reference. When I say reference , it's not just copy of photo but try and get that painterely feel. Mnay a times its done from multiple photos . This one is from rerence photos of live root bridge near Cherapunji.Once basic drawing is done I hardly look at original photo and paint as if its done in plein air.

14 comments:

Sujit Sudhi said...

Fantastic painting. The woods are lovely, no doubt.

I envy your washes. They are so fresh and clean.

Have been wanting to ask you this for a while? What paper do you paint on? Finding the right paper has always been a struggle for me, here in Hyderabad.

Marie Theron said...

You sure have the painterly feel! You probably gave us much more of the atmosphere of the forest than a photo would!

Crystal Cook said...

Such a beautiful painting.

Michelle Smith said...

You certainly captured that "painterly" feel. Good job.

sreenivasa ram makineedi said...

very welldone. nice colors.numptin

Arti said...

It looks like plein air! Very nice painting, Ajay.Very cool and fresh greens..The trees look huge as one compares them with the girl's figure.It must have been a magical spot...
In Delhi it was 44 C today..Good to paint inside only in coming months! Good Luck!

Ajay Patil said...

Sujit, I have commented on your blog.

Marie, Crystal,Michelle - Thanks for seconing my approach
Sreenivasa,Thanks your comments are always encoraging.
Arti-Thanks , mercury is rising everywhere

Sujit Sudhi said...

Thanks Ajay for the information about the kind of paper you use.

My painting 'Looking at the peak' was done on Canson Montval paper. Its pretty good, but it can't take too many washes. Also when you do wet on wet washes, you don't get those jagged edges as in handmade sheets. This makes clouds and edges of foliage soft all the time.

I have been using locally made handmade sheets for a long while now. It's called Paint Well and I think its a Hyderabadi brand. The paper's good, but there's not much of quality control in manufacturing them. Hence consistency cannot be guaranteed and that can be frustrating. Also they don't sell loose sheets. You can only buy blocks and the largest size is a about 20X14 inches. Sometimes you want to paint big, rt :)

I shall give Indigo artist paper a try. I looked at their website and noticed that they have two brands Jalavarn(cotton and linen) and Indradhanush(100% cotton). Which one do you suggest?


Hey, sorry if I am nagging you with this :)

Art with Liz said...

Hi Ajay, I so totally agree that this looks like you painted plein air! Your colours are so crisp and clean. Lovely atmosphere.

javi said...

incredible clean washes. The trees and he leaves are lovely.Saludos

Sandeep Khedkar said...

Very nice work Ajay!

Arti said...

Ajay, I Am inviting you to join me as an author on "artists of India' blog...If interested, pls send me your Gmail ID.Then you may post any of your work on that blog yourself.We are getting very good response on that blog, but presently very few contributions apart from myself!
Warm regards,
Arti

Sam said...

People like you are my inspiration to keep it going amidst the busy corporate life. Rock on!

Sami said...

Great painting :)