Thursday, July 7, 2011

By the River

This was my first try with the new pastels.
The moment I got them, the first thing I painted was this small hut, the blue sky and the river :)
I think this theme has been closest to my heart since childhood. Although the mountains are missing and the hut looks a bit shattered (I was in a hurry to complete it), I felt too happy to have a feel of these smooth pastel colors. Pelikan pastels are the best.

Setting Sun

One of the beautiful moods of nature captured with crayons.
I saw an old box of pastel colors in a kutti (small) stationary shop in Thippasandra market lying unwanted. Found it affordable as it was a very old set and hence the price tag was also not affected by inflation :)
The colors were one of the smoothest pastels I have ever used. I was craving to see their effect and chose this photo to paint which was clicked in the deserts of Rajasthan. Well to add to it, I feel to watch the setting sun in Rajasthan is one of the most mesmerizing moment