It’s the monsoon! The life is back in the world after a scorching summer. The sky is overwhelmed by dark monsoon clouds. The Earth eagerly awaits the life force about to descend from the sky.
And then it begins. The life giving rains first splashes mildly on earth with a reassuring cool. Then it torrents unrelentingly on the thirsty earth. The mood of the world lifts up. Your mood lifts up. You get out, away from the maddening rush of the city. Out in the countryside. The rain pours down incessantly. You throw away your umbrella and drowse yourself in the sensation of the first rain.
The sensation you experience every year, but feels new every year.
A serene river lit by the moon playing pick-a-boo with the sporadic clouds, a warm and fuzzy cabin surrounded by rich greens. Getting nostalgic with old friends by the warm fire. Is this what heaven looks like? For me, definitely yes!
Autumn has always fascinated me due to its rich blues skies, crisp clear air and of course the riot of colors the flora indulges into. So painting a peaceful path through the autumn trees was an absolute delight. Here’s a speed painting of an Autumn Path, done in oils on canvas, 20″ x 30″.
Following are the two oil studies. Both are done on 7″ x 9.5″ handmade paper.
The first study of a lone tree is entirely done using a single color (Burnt Sienna) and a single hard brush. No black and white tones were used. The aim was to develop a texture using the hard brush and a well diluted single color.
This was an imaginary jungle landscape. The aim was to experiment with various hues of green.
Completed one more oil painting. This one took more than 50 hours. It came out very satisfying. Loved the look of this. The sketch in the previous post (Garden of Eden) acted as a preliminary sketch for this painting.
The painting is done in oil on canvas (18″ x 30″).
I have kept a cool color scheme in this picture (except a dash of red for the male protagonist’s cape).
The following pictures show some detailing of the same