"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 20, 2009

My homework

Our home work for this week was to paint something that gave a sense of space. Well I thought and thought finally came up with this. Last year when I was at CIFI we went on to visit Pamela Armas's shop in the mountains of Albuquerque. I remember driving on this long endless so it seemed road, with vast spaces and with the mountians in distance in various shades of blue purple and green. The sky was intense blue in colour. The experience was awesome because we stopped on the side and I walked right in the middle of the road and took some pictures with not a vehicle in sight and no noise except for a distant call of a bird. Here one can't stop let alone walk on the highway. Even if you were mad enough to try, you would be flattened in a second lol! I have tried to capture the same sense of space and vasteness and the distance. Not sure if I have captured it here but hopefully it will be ok by my teacher. I will now go and paint something mundane as a window but I must say it is not easy to paint a window in water colours.


  1. Lovely Painting shashi! I think you capture waht you were after! I love it!

  2. Shashi, you have absolutely captured exactly what you intended!!

    oh, how wonderful to meet Pamela... some year I must get organized and get my money in and get my goodies and try the Gypsy Challenge....
    I always think it is strange that there is not more information on it... how do people find out the dates and more about it? I always see something and some photos after the event.....
    Do you do it each year?

    some year... Albuquerque too,......

  3. Bravo, Shashi! You have captured the sense of space and vastness beautifully. LOVE the soft effects of watercolour ~ :)

  4. great sense of space and openness to this :D really like how the hills in the background look, nice faded effect

  5. Oh you definitely got it! Beautiful watercolour Shashi - well done.

  6. Trust me my friend, you captured it perfectly! Lovely painting.

  7. hooo very lovely painting Shashi ...

  8. You did a beautiful job on this and the depth and perspective is wonderful!

  9. Wow Shashi this is so beautiful... I so love the soft colours and you did a wonderful job with relaying to us exactly what you wished to. Fabulous.
    Chris xx

  10. Lovely painting Shashi!

  11. Shashi you did a wonderful job painting this feeling of openess that is in this part of the state.
    beautiful work.
    Linda Kay Murphy


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