Tuesday, January 27, 2009


According to me best way of learning watercolors is by watching senior water colorist working. This weekend I grabbed that opportunity and fortunate to see many ace Indian artist at work.

This weekend I attended threedays landscape workshop at Wai. This is one of the poular location for many watercolor artist . Krishna river flows across this small town and on the banks you could see mnay temples. The town itself is historical place and there are many old houses (wada in local language)

This is one of those wada ( This is at Menavali about 4 KM from Wai).Have tried to capture oldness of that structure

This one is another painting of Nandi ( Nandi is Bull which is Lord Shiva's vehicle a ccording to Hindu mythology). ytou would find Nandi's just at the entrance of all Shiva temple and you would see plenty of them in Wai. Just for chnage I tried doing closeup .


Ramesh Jhawar said...

Very nice!You are fortunate to have these workshops and artist friends.I'm at the wrong place.There is no art awareness here.Wish I could be there.

Art with Liz said...

It's obvious this workshop paid off. These are really stunning. And your words invoke lovely images of the Indian countryside.

sanjeev joshi said...

Hi ajay, i have done this 2 years back at wai.It is close to pune and can be visited often, but ...
I liked the nandi, the feel in wada is good, but the perspective is wrong,especially the left side vanishing lines.But i wish to point it out as one paints on the spot, doesnot realise it until it is completed.it happens in my case too!!,until someone else points out.I was planning a quick visit to see kamatsirs demo on saturday, but work held me back.Good you enjoyed.

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks Ramesh, Liz

Sanjeev ,
we had formal demo by Milind Mulick sir and had chance to watch Kamath sir painting. The way he simlifies and beutifies the complex landscape scene is great learning

ArSh said...

I meant to comment on this last week itself, just got pushed.

First of all, let me mention that i like both the paintings, but the nandi one i like better, i cannot exactly explain why.

I have heard about meNavali, though i have not been there. I like the feel both your paintings give, though I do not seem to understand the technical details others have mentioned! (Actually reading comments is helpful too! i never realised there could be such problems/issues etc!)

The specific commment about the nandi i had is, looking at it i realised why you find painting better than photography. You get to be more creative, you get to keep or "you" and "your stuff" in what you create. With a camera you probably get to capture only what exists; hope you get what I mean.
This is two-edged though. A person without enough understanding/skill could screw the whole thing up!

Ajay Patil said...

Arti- Thanks for comment.. you are right in pointing out difference in painting and photography in terms of creativity limitations.

Meera Rao said...

Beautiful paitings and great blog posts.I like your compositions and colors. Its indeed wonderful to watch master paitinters demonstrate. Wish you all the best and looking forward to more paitings.

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks Meera. Watching masters is indeed great learning