Sunday, April 19, 2015

Watercolour painting: Dighalipukhuri watercolour reprise

Dighalipukhuri Watercolour

Camel Artist watercolour n Daler Rowney Artists Watercolour on Saunders Waterford 300 GSM Cold Pressed paper
Quarter Sheet

A very tough subject for me. This subject was introduced to me by a very good friend of mine 2 years back. At that time I was unable to paint the subject properly due to my inabilities in handling watercolor n acrylics. But recently...after doing a Plein air and many sketches and studies, I have finally got through the preliminary hurdles to paint this subject. Though many painting and composition on this subject awaits to be mastered, I am happy with my progress so far.
Still one of the very tough subjects I have seen and painted.

Watercolour painting: Dighalipukhuri watercolour

A color study
Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Assam,


Camel Artist Watercolor on Fabriano Studio Quarter sheet watercolor pad

Watercolour painting: Back to Chandrapur

Back to Chandrapur

Camel Artist Watercolour on Fabriano Studio 300 gsm COLD PRESSED paper
Quarter sheet

Acrylic painting: Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar, Spain
Camel Artist Acrylics on canvas board
61 cm X 76 cm



Oil painting: Alla Prima Still Life in Oil

Alla Prima Still Life in Oil
Traditional Assamese Bell Copper, Orange and star candles
16X24 inchs


Camel Artist Oils, Pebeo Studio XL oils and Winsor & Newton oils

Acrylic painting: Plein air in Dighalipukhuri

Plein air in Dighalipukhuri
Camel Artist Acrylics and Pebeo Acrylics on Canson Montval 300 gsm rough
11X 14 inchs
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DIGHALIPUKHURI
is a rectangular man-made pond in Guwahati, about half a mile long. Dighalipukhuri derived its name from the word ‘dighal’ which means long. The lake is believed to be dug by Bhagadutta, the king of Pragjyotishpura. It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata,the great Indian epic. In historical times, it was used by the Ahoms as a naval yard. Its access to the Brahmaputra was eventually closed, and during colonial times, that portion was further filled on which the Circuit House was built.

Dighalipukhuri is a prominent tourist attraction in the heart of Guwahati with boating facilities and recreational activities. It is an old rectangular lake of half a mile long originally engraved out from the Brahmaputra. Later, it was separated from the river when a portion was filled up.

This actually is very old fishery building in Digholipukhuri. It was build many years back by the Government to monitor fish farming or pisciculture, a principal form of aquaculture in Digholipukhuri.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Oil painting: Alla Prima Portrait 1

Alla Prima Portrait in Oil (Commission work)
18 inchs X 24 inchs

Camel Artist Oil paints on stretched canvas.


This was a commission work for one of my friend. The irony was hat I never got paid for the job and the painting was delivered to the recipient. This was my first Alla Prima work. I used a photograph as my source for the painting. The painting was done in exactly 5 hours. I enjoyed doing this work and did learn a lot of things that day.