Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stop, Look, Go

     After a one year sojourn in Africa I am heading back home to India shortly. The one thing, the thought of which is giving me jitters is the traffic there. In Congo, either the roads were non existent, or if they did exist, were mostly empty. So either you didn't drive or if you did, it was mostly peaceful. But Indian traffic is quite notorious. A peace loving person can really get nightmares! But for a person who loves to see things around, and is not in a hurry, it can actually be quite interesting. The number of different types of transport is itself phenomenal. From bullock carts, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws to the most modern cars and pedestrians, they all peacefully co-exist. It is chaotic, but it moves. Fortunately the accident rate is much lower than most countries.
     This is a watercolor rendition of a road scene in India. If you really want to enjoy this, do visit us and see it for yourself.

22 comments:

  1. I think I'll learn a lot of their way to understand life.... I wish went there but unfortunately it is not easy...

    Your aquarelle is great!

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  2. Beautiful watercolour! Love the colours and detail.
    Wish you a safe journey home xx

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  3. Tienes por patria un país muy hermoso, y con una cultura muy especial igual de especial que tu acuarela, ese motocarro del primer plano es genial y los edificios del fondo como perdidos en la distancia lo complementan, felicitaciones

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  4. Very interesting description for a watercolor full of life and motion!

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  5. Asit,

    Your impressions of India are very vibrant! It's a country that I hope to visit some day. Your painting always tell me a rich story, and I am looking forward to many, many more.

    Take care,
    Brian

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  6. Great!
    Keep having
    wonderful ideas.

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  7. like the way you have pulled off the cycle rickshaw, superimposed on an auto and still both stand out... good luck on your new assignment!

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  8. I haven't visited your blog for awhile, and I can see you've been hard at work! I really enjoy your street scenes, the opportunity to see your world through your paintings is wonderful!

    Thank you for your comments, you are always so very inspiring!

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  9. More than the vehicles which look very good I particularly love the way the background has been done.

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  10. Wonderful painting. Brilliantly depicted the chaotic traffics of India.

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  11. MARAVILLOSA ES UNA ACUARELA FANTASTICA
    UN SALUDO

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  12. Very nice watercolor, Asit.the auto has been painted so well! I hope you adjust soon to all this :)

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  13. What a fabulous and lively painting! India looks so vibrant! I'd love to go there one day :0)

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  14. Wonderful, Asit! It seems to be there and hear the traffic jam and the noise

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  15. Really beautiful Asit, you gave us a precise picture of the chaotic traffic in India. I like the composition and the way you have coloured this scene. Ciao!

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  16. Hi Asit
    Great work here. Lots of movement and atmosphere.
    I recognise the three wheeler taxis with there distinctive colour.
    Makes me want to go back again.
    Best Regards

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  17. A beautiful lively city scene, Asit, congratulations!

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  18. Very good one! Great job! I love the way you express your visions in your paintings.

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  19. Thanks every one. Reading your comments was really exhilarating and satisfying.

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  20. Asit, I can feel the hustle and bustle. I personally love city scenes and busy cities. India is a long flight for a family of 5, show me more through your paintings.

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