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Saturday, February 12, 2011

# 71, 72, 73, 74 a day outside Kolkata

We visited a friend at his weekend place a couple of hours drive outside Kolkata....His place is on the banks of the river, full of trees, quiet and peaceful. I did a few sketches! There were fishing boats on the river, and we  were really lucky to see river dolphins, a very rare sight!

Our friend also had a great vegetable patch!  I had not taken a picture for reference, but had done a simple sketch, and the rest is from retrospective memory! I am beginning to realise with a strong feeling of joy, that if something moves me enough, if I concentrate and focus on it, it stays in my memory and can be painted later!  This was a quick picture, but I really like it, the purple turnips, a variety of spinach and cabbage and the yellows of the mustard flower! The brick coloured outhouse and wall at the back made a great rustic picture!
A quick close up of a purple turnip for my 20 min. challenge!


dora said...

Brinda, your paintings give a feeling of really being in the place you describe. Good compositions and color boldness!

Brinda said...

Thanks Dora! I really value comments! It has helped me get better at what I am doing!

Elva Paulson said...

I love how you capture where you are. Wonderful how your yellow is reflected in the water!