Arjun has an amazing home in Manila. The house is HUGE with a wonderful verandas and a garden that is lush and green, with a variety of tropical plants. The plants seem so green here, and the flowers shine like jewels as they catch the sun. Its possibly because the atmosphere is much cleaner here and not as polluted as Kolkata. These orange flowers are a kind of 'flame of the forest' but in bush form!
I have been wanting to use a pen to complement my picture so have tried it in these ones! I used the pen to define important lines and add depth to the picture. I am still trying to struggle to develop a distinctive style of my own, I like to paint in a wet style, in a very transparent fashion, where the water colours don't look 'thick'! If I look critically at my work I feel my painting is improving, But I am still not getting the transparent and translucent quality of using water colours!