"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you.
At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting."
northern tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, in the Krabi province of Thailand.
The island has stunning beaches with beautiful rocks, white sand
and limestone cliffs behind. In the painting below the beach
is covered by the shadows cast by the tall cliffs behind.
The source of light ie the sun is behind the cliffs and
the beach is on the west side of the island.
Reaching the destination
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6" X 8"
I titled the painting as "Reaching the destination" with reference
to the beautiful waves which travel a long distance
and finally reach the shore. It is a beautiful feeling
to be at a place like this and to hear the sound of the waves
splashing against the rocks, and then gently kissing
the white sand and merging with the land.
in stages and the step by step images can be seen below.
Step 1. Creating the basic outline
using Camlin charcoal pencil.
Step 2. Blocking in the major shapes with respective colours
keeping in mind the values. Using the soft pastels
from mixed brands.
Step 3. Adding details and final touch up.
At this stage I use pastel pencils at several places.
My paintings can be viewed on INSTAGRAM