Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Diskit Gompa-II

     In the northern edge of Ladakh is a small place called called Diskit. This monastery is nestled high above in the mountains. It was built in the 14th century. It is a seat of learning for the local children. They are given modern education. It is connected to the Mongolian mythology in that an evil anti buddhist demon was killed in its grounds. His head and hands are still preserved here.
     I had  already painted this long back in watercolors. This time wanted to experiment with photo colors. Tried this medium for the first time. Found it a little tricky to handle but it was fun. Just keep pouring and let the colors do their work! 

21 comments:

  1. Congrats, AK! I love your watercolour!! So beautiful. Enjoy exploring new materials and new techniques. You've got to teach me. Cheers, Sadami

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    1. Thanks a lot Sadami. Who will teach whom is yet to be decided!!!

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  2. Bonsoir cher ami,

    J'aime cette adorable aquarelle aux couleurs vivifiantes.
    Bravo l'artiste !

    ❀ Gros bisous ❀

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  3. Beautiful shapes in the sky and the hillsides complementing each other. Seeing these temples or buildings on the sides of mountains is so amazing to me...I wonder if the people worry it will fall off the side some day?

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    1. They actually look scary at times.

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  4. Very beautiful and interesting painting !!!
    Have a nice day AK !!!

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  5. What a wonderful watercolor painting and new interesting technique - photo colors?!
    A really beautiful blog with excellent pictures.
    kind regards

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  6. Nice work AK, I like the the area where the colors blended, it gives it a misty quality.
    The history lesson was interesting too.

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  7. Phenomenal! My memories of the visit to Ladakh was rekindled, thank you!

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  8. A very unique technique AK! The misty atmosphere over the mountains is wonderful.

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    1. The whole painting was an experiment. Thanks for the encouragement.

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  9. the jewel tones give this a special feeling along with the layered textures and viewpoint...super!

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  10. outstanding painting...congratulations! It is a lot of fun to scroll through all your recent work!

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  11. I love the effect you achieved with the watercolors. You brought out their innate characteristic for flowing and blending so beautifully. This is a really artistic piece!

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