Saturday, 27 June 2015

Creating a forest using willow charcoal and few other pencils

A demo work done during a recent Charcoal painting workshop referring to a photograph by
Vidya Alange Bhandary who writes a beautiful BLOG based on her travel experiences.

I came across Vidya's  site when I was looking for travelogues to Himachal. Vidya has posted
some great photographs on her blog. I have taken her permission to use her photographs for
my reference painting. This particular painting is from Coorg and I immediately felt the
connection as I have been to this beautiful place.

Original charcoal painting of a forest from Coorg by Manju Panchal

Through the forest.
Charcoal sketching on Fabriano Academia paper
Size 5.5" x 7"

Beautiful quote

" Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Piccaso

Blogging is in a way like a diary of one's artworks. The day to day painting and learning experiences all get recorded through the postings. If it were not for the blog that I started, I would have perhaps been doing my art but at my own pace and not with great amount of focus. 


  1. Thank you so much for mentioning the source. And your charcoal work is beautiful ! :)

  2. Welcome. Like I said before, I would love to do more works on Himachal and Coorg but presently Ihave got into Portrait paintings as well. But some day I will do more landscapes referring to your photos which are really good.