Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cottage behind the Pines.

     The Srinagar valley is called the 'Paradise on Earth'. It is an artists paradise too. Any side you turn your head, there is a landscape waiting to be painted. Had flown in that area before the advent of digital cameras and I did not possess one. Was not seriously hooked on to watercolors also in those days. Keep wondering how wonderful it would be to traverse the interiors of this beautiful region with my watercolours. A great friend Indranil Bhattacharya, happens to be flying in that sector and gave me a chance to revisit the place through his lenses. His clicks happen to be next best to seeing the place live. He kindly gave me a blanket consent to paint whatever I liked.
    This pic of a wooden cottage with huge french windows, behind some pine trees caught my attention. The chairs under the pines looked so inviting. Wish the owners invited me for Kahwa (Kashmiri tea). Well someday. Keep dreaming n keep painting.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, AK! Best wishes, Sadami

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  2. Gorgeous painting, Asit! such atmosphere and your watercolours are so fresh too!

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  3. Beautifully executed watercolor.. Does look like paradise..

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  4. Love the mix of cool and warm - lovely painting !

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  5. Antony a raison, il y a un parfum de paradis dans cette aquarelle ....

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  6. it is simply great watercolour artwork beautiful place

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  7. What a beautiful setting and you've captured it well - I could see 4 friends sitting on those pretty blue chairs, sipping tea :) You seem to know exactly what to leave in and what to leave out to make a scene so inviting!

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  8. Thanks for all the encouragement friends.

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  9. You exhibit a lot of control over your values and hues, this is brilliant AK!

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