Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Coniferous trees of Chitkul ( Himachal Pradesh ) - Charcoal Painting

Past few days have gone busy in
  • Creating mixed media works for my blog
  • Trying to complete my pending charcoal painting of Niagara Falls
  • Trying out different landscapes in acrylics and oils
While all the above is going on, I just about managed to take out a little time to Create a small charcoal sketching of Landscape as seen at Chitkul, a small village in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. We were there for our summer vacations last year. The place is nothing short of a paradise. Beautiful white rocks, huge coniferous trees and Baspa river flowing through the village. Perfect place to be close to nature.

I have used my reference photo for the sketching and in particular, loved the light and shadow play
on the foliage in the foreground. It is always a great feeling to be able to create a painting of a place that you have been to and it brings all happy memories attached to it. 

Chitkul Landscape
Charcoal sketching on Canson Ca grain paper ( 180 gsm )
Size 4" X 5.5" ( Excluding the mountboard )

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