Thursday, 19 June 2014

Leh -Ladakh painting - from a reference photograph.

From photograph to Painting


My 5th water colour painting in the Leh Ladakh series. 
As I mentioned in my earlier post I am referring to photographs given by my friend who visited Leh Ladakh a few years back. For my present painting For my present painting referred to the photograph as given below. 

Leh Ladakh photograph for painting reference

But I wanted to make a few changes in the colour and composition. So I decided to keep just  one 
vehicle, give the road a wet effect and add the reflections of red light . Never painted or sketched a
vehicle before . The paper I used for this particular painting is FABRIANO AQUARELLA cold pressed
200gsm paper. 

Leh Ladakh painting from a reference photo by Manju Panchal

On the Road
Water colour painting on Fabriano paper
Size 9" X 11" ( Including the size of mountboard )

The better quality paper in Fabriano for water colour painting is 300gsm, ARTISTICO cold pressed.
Right now I have the 200gsm pad since I purchased it in one of he sale sessions but I plan to buy the 300gsm paper soon. Most other papers tend to buckle with application of water especially when we 
are doing wet on wet technique where lot of water is applied right at the beginning.


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