Monday, September 14, 2009

Orange Hills

This time I kept my promise to be back soon! :)

And this time I worked using poster colours instead of the usual acrylics. Well, poster colours spread better with water but the colours do not have as much vibrancy as the acrylics do.

I also captured the progress of my work through its various stages. So the first wash looked like this.


After the first wash was completely dry, I worked on the details of the railway track and its surroundings.


Then the final painting turned out this way....


My inspiration photograph for this painting came from the very interesting travel blog of Mridula Dwivedi called Travel Tales From India.


This picture was taken on a walk from Barog to Solan during one of Mridula's trips to the Himachal, accompanied by her young nephews. Click here to read the associated article.

7 comments:

Mridula said...

So like the various drafts of an article even paintings also go through drafts! Loved it, and thank you for painting my picture.

DreamMaker said...

The pleasure was all mine, Mridula. :)

Lost Wanderer said...

It's beautiful. Amazing what you have done from a photograph.

Sangfroid said...

Hopped here from Mridula's blog. This is a job well done. Kudos :-)

By the way, I consider myself creative too. To know what I mean you are welcome to my blog.

Cheers!

DreamMaker said...

Many thanks for your encouraging words, Lost Wanderer.

Sangfroid, thanks to you too. I checked out your pages and quite like your writing style. Also liked some of the photographs of Gingee Fort. Who knows I may paint one of those in the future! :) With your permission, of course.

Megha said...

Came here via Mridula's post...
Good job done... :) like it

DreamMaker said...

Thanks for your appreciation, Megha. Do come back and check for more...

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