Saturday, 14 April 2012

Bourton on the water, Cotswold

Longing to go to this place in Cotswold - Bourton on the water. So, couldn't resist  myself to do this painting from photo in a tourist mag. I could get that dark brownish color thick foliage effect using the Dr.Ph Martin's ink [Sepia ] on the pre-washed sunset skies. Love these concentrated water color inks!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

The other side of beauty..

This is a view near Swindon library in town center. I actually wanted to capture the side view of thelarge library building, but when i crossed to the other end of the building, wow!..this view inspired me most, and yes this is the other side of beauty. Well, i discovered a dance school attached to the library building which i could not notice till now. Blame it on my shelf-sightedness on books :) And as a tribute to my ignoring this nice place so far, i wanted to do this side of the building which houses Swindon dance center. The red door with its energy and the swirly, squiggly styled bars emerging from the floor at the entrance captured the spirit of dance! So, here is my tango with the two - my pen and watercolor in my fav. moleskine book!

The White Crowns

The white crowns a..k.a tented market place of Swindon town center! These tents reminded me of the famed thatched hut hotels -  'Dhabas' / Village Hotels that dot most of indian highways. Well, this one  captured my imagination and i first did it in my moleskine long notepad in pen and watercolor [ below]. I tried another view of the same place on a brwon pastel paper using white sketching soft pencil and added the dark shades using my Faber Castell [ 6 shades]of gray pens - my another collection in my tool kit !

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