Saturday, June 19, 2010

Heart in Mouth

     Ever tried white water rafting ? That too in the Nile! Let me assure you it is a fantastic experience. The most exciting part is when you hit the rapids. Exciting - of the 'Heart in Mouth' kind!!! At this point the raft is mostly out of control. You are hoping like hell that it does not overturn. To tell you frankly it is a relief when the rapid ends.  This pic was clicked by the life guard who was ahead of us and attracted my attention. To tell you frankly again, through-out the painting process this one was mostly out of control with my heart in my mouth. I tried every trick in the trade- sponging, masking, plastic wrap, splashing, spattering...to capture the white waters in action. When I finished, it was actually a big relief. But believe me both the rafting and the painting were fun!

18 comments:

  1. AK, you captured the excitement superbly. Wow!

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  2. Tu as parfaitement rendu la sensation de mouvement frénétique !

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  3. I think you have "gotten" the experience on paper...

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  4. A goos experience, and a good watercolour. At least transmit me the feeling of being into the water.

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  5. Molto bello. Il movimento dell'acqua è perfetto. Elvi

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  6. lovely painting AK! and thanksfor visiting my blog.keep posting....

    best regards!

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  7. Interesting combination of colors. I like it.
    I'll come back with pleasure to the next post because i love like blog.

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  8. Mucho movimiento en esa acuarela. Preciosa.

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  9. My knowledge of water rafting is confined to what I have watched in a James Bond movie :-)
    Yes, the experience is almost caught here with a sense of movement with in the colors. But could have been better, knowing your expertise. Did you try with sprinkling sand on wet paint? A deceptive but easy trick !

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  10. Ciao Ak your is a magnificent extreme experience Wow!!!

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  11. Thanks every one. Padmaja I had tried salt earlier, sand never. Next time.

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  12. Estupendo trabajo, movimiento cromatico.
    hasta pronto.

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  13. AK,

    the thrill of excitement is well captured.

    anand

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  14. Those tricks worked, but it was mostly your talent! Beautiful & loose, very expressive!

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  15. I love the lively brushstrokes on this one!

    -Dean

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