Friday, July 2, 2010

Chandni Valiathan - Lake Aquitane

Artist: Chandni Valiathan
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 11"x15"
Artist's blog:


Nancie Johnson said...

You spent some time on those reflections and it looks wonderful. I like how you handled them and love the color you put into the sky. The only suggestions I might make on this is to perhaps fluff the clouds a bit more so they are not such a solid looking shape above the building. And add some of that gorgeous rose color from the sky into the reflection. Not a lot, just along the top of the trees & down between them. I think the foreground grass & tree are perfect!

Paula; The Parent Trapped said...

I love the rose hue in the sky. And you did a very good job on the building; including so many details and shadows. Your reflections look "wet" enough to swim in! The only suggestion would be to add a touch of yellow/green fade in the sky between the red and blue. (At least here in Texas, our sunsets look like rainbow skies with all colors present!) This is a very peaceful painting.

Chandni said...

Thanx for your comments. I agree with both of you. Making the clouds fluff a bit might add the depth that my painting currently lacks. Also, I did add a little red in the sky's reflection, but it might need some more of the hue. I had also tried adding yellow/orange in the sky between the red and blue, but then the building kind of merged into the sky, so I removed some of those colors to help differentiate the building from the sky. I've decided to try another landscape soon that has water and reflections in it, and I will definitely try out your suggestions there :)

Byannick said...

Good colors choice. I like the little riddle (?) that make an eyes path towards the buildings.
Well done.