“The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I have blocked my calendar!
Temple on Baner hill. Baner road, Pune.
I have been drawing but not posting. Really. There was a lot of travel in the last four
months and interspersed with holidays and lethargy I have not posted for a
Recently I have been focusing on watercolors and coloring in
general. I found myself describing my blog
as drawings with watercolor coloring.
The medium of watercolors for painting is quite challenging. One cannot correct mistakes and the rule of
“Know what you have to do “just cannot be broken because once you have laid the
paint down it’s almost impossible to change it.
So while it’s probably the cheapest and most accessible medium for
beginners to painting it’s also the most unforgiving.
I plan on painting the Sahyadri mountain ranges, where I go
trekking, as my skill level builds up.
They are incredibly beautiful and it would be great to capture that and
reflect it in a simple but elegant watercolor.