"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way-things I had no words for." ~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Biting the bullet and Last day of cooking

Ok I am biting the bullet and swallowing my pride and everything else to show you these studies I did out in London. Oh they are terrible I know, probably becauase I have not been 100% well or that is my excuse at least. I uploaded these several times and deleted them but at last I thought I need to get some critic so please don't be just kind and say nice things about these paintings just tell me where I am going wrong and where I need to improve if you can.
Have to finish all the food stuff in the fridge as this will be my last day of cooking for 2 weeks.
Onions are chopped ready to go into the pan . Chicken pieces are washed and ready. Heated oil with garlic, ginger, onions, curry powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and a few spices and roasted till brown Now the chopped tomatoes go in and are cooked till brown
Finally the chicken pieces go in and are cooked on slow fire. Voila! you have chicken curry.Sorry can't show you the finished product as I am in a bit of a rush now.I am leaving on Friday. So I will probably not be able to blog until I get back now. So talk to you all soon. A bientôt!


  1. I like the angle of the stone doorway painting a lot. I think you're doing well and have no clues about watercolor to add anything useful. :-)

    Ah chicken curry, that's my husband's favorite. I tried a thai version but added too much coconut milk and not enough spices (he likes it super hot and I'm more of a super mild person). Have a good trip!

  2. ONE QUESTION: What time is dinner? YUM!

  3. I wish I could help, Shashi, but I can't- I put my watercolors away because I was making a muddy mess- LOL! To my eyes, your paintings are gorgeous and I aspire to get to where you are with watercolors. Perhaps Mary O. would be the one to ask. She does lovely watercolor work.

  4. P.S.- dinner looks divine- yummmmm!!!!Have a great trip and come home safe and sound. I always miss you when you are gone ;)

  5. I absolutely adore chicken curry but only get to cook it a couple of times a year since my husband dislikes it. It looks so good that you are making me hungry, LOL.

    I would love to help you with your watercolor studies but I'm afraid I don't know enough to be helpful. Maybe they needed more definition?

    Have a wonderful, safe, trip and I hope you get lots of students for your doll class. I'll miss you!

  6. I really like the door, too! You shouldn't be so sever with yourself.
    Your chicken curry sounds and looks delicious.
    A bientôt, Shashi ! Big hugs.

  7. I wish I could help Shashi, but I am only a "wannabe" as far as watercolor goes. Dinner looks divine though! Have a great trip and check in once in a while if you can.

  8. The door is my favorite also and they all loom wonderful to me, soryy no help!! The chicken curry looks divine, yum!!

  9. That sounds delicious!!!!
    Have a nice trip, then.
    Love and Hugs,
    PS: I like your paintings!! They're not bad at all!

  10. I really like the second piece - the doorway. It's really cool, I love the texture and color palette.

  11. LOL! Shashi, it seems we all have too little experience with watercolor to be of any help to you. I think your sketches are terrific. I tend to draw in pencil or ink and then add color after the fact, but that's because I'm still an amateur with WC.

  12. Hi,
    go easy on yourself - your watercolours are great !
    The curry looks yummy :)

  13. Just checking to see if you are home yet. Guess you are still in India as there are no new posts from you. Hope your trip is wonderful- and hurry home!

  14. But I DO Love them! And let me just say, I wouldn't change a thing! They have a wonderful dream like quality, rich in color and texture and are a unique vision of the world, singular unto you! My only advice to offer is create More! More!
    Sandra Evertson


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