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Monday, August 16, 2010

# 26 The Bells on Nanda Devi

I've just crossed the quarter mark in the challenge and want to share my feeling of achievement.This challenge has been excellent and I have certainly benefited, so THANKS. This painting proves that I have finally begun to paint in the way I want to, using many washes and keeping the colour translucent! The reference picture for this was taken during a trek to Nanda Devi Peak in the Himalayas. These are prayer bells and prayer flags! Another thing that has happened is that when I use a reference picture, I am able to disregard the unnecessary details in the photograph and concentrate on the central theme!
Will appreciate your comments on this picture.

2 comments:

Teri C said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your quarter mark Brinda! I know what a great feeling it is.

You have really captured the movement in these bells, I can just about hear them. The colors are wonderful and the detail is just enough. Really wonderful job on this piece. Bravo!

Elva Paulson said...

I think this is my favorite of what you have done. It has so much life! I can see the breeze blowing the little bells and ribbons.

My only constructive comment would be to put a little highlight on the clapper of the litter bell, second from the left. It's clapper gets lost in the darkness.

Wonderful painting!