Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Sonori Village


Sonori Village, Watercolour on Paper, (14" X 20")

 Ref. photo courtesy: Mohan Panse
I hope you are having a nice week. I did this painting today from a photograph of Sonori Village taken by my friend Mr. Mohan Panse who was kind enough to let me use it. I love painting such village scenes with tiles roof houses and dirt roads.

Thank you for visiting my blog. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

14 comments:

Maritza said...

Un paisaje sereno, bellamente ilustrado por tu acuarela preciosa...

Felicidades!
ABRAZOS DESDE CHILE.

Eva de dueñas said...

Me encanta tus acuarelas. Son unas de las mejores que he visto por aqui. Puedes estar orgulloso. Un calido saludo.

DPS Bose said...

Good Deshmukh,Don't use direct blue to the distance trees,mix tyny part of yellow ocher+ cobalt blue..
avoid the word veryfication in blog
-DPS Bose

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

your work is beautiful.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Maritza and Eva.
Thank you Bose Sir, for the advice.
Thank you so much Mary.

Studio at the Farm said...

Your love of village scenes, and your joy in painting them is so apparent. I did not even notice the dreaded straight blue in the background till I read your comments. :)

themoonstone said...

Very nice ! Loved the free flowing scene and the nice contrast of the warm hut against the grass..

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much KAthy and Moonstone.

Urmi Battu said...

Hi Vinayak, This is a lovely painting, so beautiful. Almost like I am there! I was reading the other comments, and I actually like how you have used the blue to create distance.

Thank you for the comments on my blog. About the medium pastel, I feel I like I struggle everyday. But I am fortunate to be a student of Christina Debarry, who is an acclaimed pastel artist and was the president of the pastel society of America. So, that helps. Having said that, I have been admiring all your charcoal portraits, why don't you try them with pastels. Let me know if I can be of any help.

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Urmi.

Urmi Battu said...

Unfortunately, I don't know where you may find pastels in India, I started working on them after coming here to the US. Pastels are basically of two kinds: hard and soft. I would suggest you to get 3 individual sticks of the same color in 3 different values ( light, dark and middle) and start with monochromatic drawings on a toned paper and see how you like it.

Barbara Jaenicke is very good, just saw her work. BTW, hope you have seen the works of Edward Degas, he has the ultimate supremacy in pastels.

Urmi Battu said...

I forgot to mention, it's better to start with the hard pastels. Work just like you do with charcoal, hatching, cross-hatching to build the layers initially, from dark to light. It's tempting to blend with fingers, but avoidable.

M.R. Anand said...

The village scene is beautiful! Love the foliage and the warm colours of the house, rendered beautifully!

A.Decker said...

Lovely scene, well done.