Tuesday, October 27, 2009

This an old lady in Wan, the first village from where we started our trek... a steep walk where we climbed 4000 feet in 10 kms! Anyway she is the grandmother of the young mule porter who was with us, and asked us to sit in her court yard and catch our breath!
I loved the picture she made so Viveck took the photograph which I have since then painted. I love this picture. Finally I have begun to understand working with water colour a bit, and am beginning to get the tones and shade i think, and also the perspective! I am also begining to understand painting washes and not making my colours thick and muddy! Still a long way to go though!

Its been such a long time since I wrote in my blog. To start with we went on a trek to Roopkund in the Himalayas and that meant I couldn't attend my painting classes for a bit and now they are shut for a month so I have missed doing that! But am firmly back!! This was the last still life I painted before class shut. I enjoyed putting in a dark backgriound....the red was good. Still havent quite got the hang of painting fabrics! But guess practice will help.