Monday, April 03, 2006

Sunset in California



Well, actually the scenery that I saw and photographed did not involve a sunset but I just painted the same place to look like the sun had set.

P.S: Forgot to mention that my sister's input went into the creation of the sky in here!

35 comments:

Mad Guru said...

Beautiful color. I like the shape of the tree and how the shapes of color that make up the sky. You'll have to let me know next time you're in California, as that's where I am.

Diana said...

nice work...

Suji said...

Nice use of colors! I loved the tree!!

arvindh said...

Mad Guru,
Thank you, I will definitely let you know when I come down next.
Diana,
Thank you.
Suji,
Thank you, I liked the shape of the original tree a lot - the curve of it's trunk and the myriad branches.

the heartful blogger said...

I love the colours, they work really well with the whole painting.

Liz Jones said...

Great colors! Love the tree branches,too. Thanks for visiting my page!

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog by the way. I was just wondering after looking at your work, whether you feel you have a style and how it developed? Was it a conscious thing for you?

arvindh said...

Tammy Hanna and Liz Jones,
Thanks for your comments.

Tammy Hanna,
Let me attempt to answer your question: I do not really know if I have a style that is discernible as entirely mine. I have certainly not consciously been trying to develop a certain style. However, I do find that I am inclined to use certain equipments and material. These choices, coupled with my favourite subjects and themes invariably leave their mark in whatever I do. I am not sure if I have made myself clear. Also, I am self-taught so I do not quite have the vocabulary to write more on this for now. Will definitely attempt a narrative on this issue of style development later.
It was very interesting to read your instructor's views and your thoughts on those views in your blog!

pink hippo said...

Hello Arvindh,

Thank you for the sweet comments :),

Your blog reflects your versatility with different mediums, thats so very cool.

Vinayak

String said...

Beautiful, being from CA originally, well...I can remember such things!

Vanathi said...

Good work...

the heartful blogger said...

Thanks for replying Arvindh, it makes a lot of sense. I'm also very encouraged by the fact that you're self-taught, your work is great. You've expressed yourself clearly and honestly, and that's all that's needed, I'll take that over fancy art language any day!!

meghjanmi said...

Rather than pastel,light colors..i personally prefer bright colors in art..ur painting is just vibrant..the image jumps out of the page..like it:)

Sattvic said...

Hi Arvindh:

Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Your artworks are awesome! I read about your previous article about 65B and it reminded me about the good old days when I used to travel in the pallavan buses. Nice work!

arvindh said...

pink hippo, String, vanathi, Meghjanmi, Sattvic and Tammy hanna,

Thank you all for your comments and appreciation.

Sattvic,
Great that you had the good old Pallavan experience - you would have appreciated the article better than someone who had not gone through that.

Princess said...

Beautiful painting. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a valuable comment.

Suneesh said...

Nice work man! I really liked your paintings and other arts in the blog. Great stuff.

himavant said...

hi arv, wow i missed your beautiful painting. nice colors. wonder what the size is. nice weekend!

marc said...

I like very much this pictures,the color of sunshine is really superb!
Well done!J'aime beaucoup.
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HARDWAX said...

Your Sunset in California, is a long dark lonely walk and I wish I were there right now, truly beautiful thing. I was looking at some of your other paintings, the butterscotch color is wonderful!

Thanks for the comment on my site.
I do nearly everything digitally, digital paint brush. Original always. The little peice you asked about Sprung Spring and Other Things, is unusual in that the original colors are; blue horses, red background, goldish spring, I felt, not sure why, I didn't think it should be those colors, it already was quite three dimensional, so I used two effects, sepia tone, and topography, liked it.

Anand said...

Hey wow!
Ur good dude!
This is awesome work!
I can even draw a straight line!:-)

Gladtomeetin said...

Hey Cool Work....The Skyline looks awesome :-))

Alina Chau said...

Love the color in your sky!

arvindh said...

aizwaickcha, Suneesh, Marc, anand, gladtomeetin, and alina,

Thank you all very much.

Himavant,
It is a very small 8X10 acrylic on canvas board painting.

Hardwax,
Thank you for explaining your technique. Will try out sometime.

Sarah said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! I also especially enjoyed your drawings of India. I would very much love to travel to India one day. I have always been fascinated by it.

Thank you for your kind post on my blog!

Roz Foster said...

Wow. Fiery! The colors are astounding. And that tree--it almost looks like the tree is taken aback by the profundity of this particular sunset . . . . Nice work.

Jo said...

Great work Aravindh. I love the colors in this.

arvindh said...

Sarah,
Thank you very much! It would be great if you could visit India - you would definitely enjoy being there!

Roz Foster,
Thank you so much. I love your description of the painting a lot! Makes me look at my work from a fresh angle.

Jo,
Thank you very much.

nirmala said...

Great painting luv the colors of the sky and also the whole piece, nice work.

arvindh said...

Thank you Nirmala. You have a great Art blog - I enjoyed going through your work.

nirmala said...

Thank u arvindh for visiting my blog and leaving so many comments.

DrDoodle said...

Nice painting.

Don't forget to sign it.

(How much for the painting?)

arvindh said...

drdoodle,
Thank you. I have gifted this painting to a friend. And yes, I have signed it - just that it got cropped in the photograph!

studio lolo said...

Very nice! I love painting skies. I really love the intense blue in this one.

Laurie said...

What is it about Red? NO wonder some cultures believe it is the colour of life/chi. I have seen some moving work this week. It really lends to landscapes. I really like your piece. Puts me into the image. I can imagine having walked down that road at some point.