Tuesday, September 14, 2010
150mm x 210mm. Pigment ink, watercolours. Shyam had chosen this spot. Splendid composition, a difficult juxtaposition though. The difficulties were evident. I completed the pencil sketch on-site in the drizzle. The pencil sketch took an hour and after which, I had to amend the building on the left. The watercolours were done a day after in the comfort of my room.
Monday, September 13, 2010
There were numerous tour buses that came and went for long periods and obstructed large sections of the temple compound. I had chosen a head-on composition as I had wanted to capture the entire stretch.
In hindsight, a long piece of paper and a larger piece would have a certain effect that this current one hadn't. Watercolours, unless one were to apply more pigment, was limited in the sense of the darkness of colours. Of course, the darkness would, in a sense, defeat the purpose of the medium, application of more pigment ink? Entirely possible. I would be exploring other avenues in time to come.