Sunday, November 16, 2014

Albert Hall @ Jaipur

     In the 'Pink City' Jaipur, is a garden called 'Ram Niwas Garden' spread over 33 acres. In the centre of the garden is the Albert Hall museum. It was built in 1868 by Maharaja (Emperor) Sawai Ram Singh. Like most of the buildings in this area, it is made of red sand stone. In fact most of the buildings in the old city are made of the same stone. Because of the color of this stone Jaipur is called the pink city. Even now all the buildings have to be of the same color even though sand stone is no longer used for construction! You shall be fined if you do not! It is a beautiful museum in a beautiful building and attracts hundreds of pigeons besides tourists! 
     Found it an interesting subject to paint in my recent visit to the city. Felt the character of the building would be incomplete without the pigeons. Hope you agree with me.

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  1. Extra...je suis la première à te dire que cette aquarelle est magnifique ! Et les pigeons s'y intègrent parfaitement !

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    1. Thanks Corinne. You are very kind.

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  2. Hi, AK, a wonderful work and a lovely post! The pigeons gives the work a message. Thank you for sharing them.
    Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Thanks Sadami. Your comments always brighten the post!

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  3. It just too beautiful - so your trip to Jaipur was about this ? well worth it...

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    1. Thanks bro. Every where I go, keep looking for prospective subjects!

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  4. Merci pour votre visite.
    Vos peintures sont merveilleuses et pleines de vie !
    Félicitations.

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  5. Gracias por enseñarnos estas cosas tan fantásticas, que si no fuera por tus publicaciones no sería posible conocerlas.

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    1. It is my pleasure S Oro. Thanks.

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  6. Hi AK, it is a very wonderful art work in an interesting post !!!
    Have a nice week my friend !!!

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  7. An impressive painting ! And yes, the pigeons do add a lot of life :-))

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful! I would love to see what would happen if you became a full time artist. You do great work, a natural!!

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    1. Thanks Mary. I myself have mulled over this and I think I am happy the way I am ! Will not be able to handle the pressure of producing good paintings.

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  9. Just enough detail to show off the building with great splashes of watercolor in the sand, and the birds do add to the story and scene. Lovely!

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  10. Beautiful detail...love the color and light! Wonderful work, AK!!!

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  11. Definitely an interesting and very complex subject and a very beautiful painting, Asit!

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  12. Love your details Asit, you have a complete control over the medium and the subject, it truly shows.

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  13. Isn't it strange that the building materials can add an atmosphere to a place. I love the beautiful pink sandstone you have painted a wonderful scene so well.

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  14. exellent with fine interesting details

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  15. What a superb rendering of this beautiful building. I appreciate the story that goes with it, Asit, and agree - the pigeons are a must in the painting.
    Kathryn

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  16. A stunning work , Asit, and your background information makes it all the more appealing. Oh, and yes to the pigeons.

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  17. Hi Asit! your blog is very nice, you have a beautiful artwork, congrats! :)

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  18. Fantastic! Totally agree, the pigeons help to make it so. It wouldn't feel the same without them. Bravo!

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  19. Sempre bellissimi e interessanti i soggetti

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  20. Esta obra es impresionante Asit!, llena de detalles y dibujo. Perfecto. Felicidades un abrazo

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  21. Excellent work and the pigeons bring it to life.

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  22. I loved this piece!! your paintings are excellent!! Did you do this plein air or from photograph?

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    1. Thanks a lot Prerana. My job is such that I do not get much opportunity to do plein air though I do get to travel a lot. Keep clicking pics with my cell phone cam and paint them.

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