Experimenting with New Subjects and Methods!

After some works in the September, I thought I would experiment new subjects and methods in October. Here are some fresh works which I did recently, trying with new subjects.

Watercolor painting of an elephant on A3 sized hand made paper. 

Mt. Ama Dablam in Black and White made in A3 sized French Cartridge!

Swayambhu in A4 sized hand made paper!

Conceptual Art of Sport City!

Hope to share more paintings in the coming days! :)

September Paintings

September has been a productive month for me. I had no any obligatory commitments and was free to do whatever I wished. I enrolled myself on four online courses on www.coursera.org and www.edx.org of which I completed one course that lasted 4 weeks. Another course is in the verge of completion while some courses have just commenced. Apart from that I did paintings. Here are some of the paintings from this month.

Machhapuchhre Scenery with Rhododendrons!
This painting was made on A3 sized hand made paper.

Sunset Scene
This painting portraying a glimpse of dusk and all the paintings below were made on A4 sized handmade paper.

Dudhpokhari Scenery

Rhino Tal - Scenery
With all these paintings, the online courses and other stuffs, this month was quite a busy month!

Landscapes of Rural Nepal

I share my paintings in my Facebook page as soon as I do them, however posting them in blog is somewhat different. I want to pack similar paintings into a single post. So, sometimes I wait until I create a few similar paintings and at other times I update the paintings in the already published post.

In this post, I would like to update one of my most recent paintings and I want to append it to the top!

Rural Nepal Landscape
This painting is made on A3 sized French Cartridge using a photo reference. I invented a new way to scan it by using my regular A4 sized scanner: scanning the upper half and the lower half separately and then combining the two using the Photoshop. Because of imaging through scanner the picture has come out clear and lively.

The following two paintings are both A4 sized paintings made in handmade paper.

Rural Landscape

This painting was referenced from a photograph but the elements have been altered hoping to make it more artistic although, I might not have become that successful in this matter.

View of Sarangkot
This one is a scene of Sarangkot which I referenced from photograph.

Rural Landscape
This painting is made on A3 sized French Cartridge. Because of its larger size, it didn't fit on the scanner and I had to take a photograph of the painting so, it is not very clear. This painting is already sold.

Paddy Plantation Paintings!

In Nepal, this is Asar, the month of paddy plantation. 15th of Asar is celebrated as "Ropain Diwas" or "Paddy Plantation Day". As soon as the monsoon begins, farmers start planting paddy in Nepal. Usually, the month of Asar and Shrawan (Mid-June to Mid-August) is the ideal time for re-planting paddy.

It, thus, becomes relevant to paint on these subjects at this time of year. So, here I have two watercolor paintings on the same theme.

Watercolor Painting of a Women Planting Paddy
Women Planting Paddy in Fields
 In Nepal, the cultivation of rice is still traditional and relies on manual labor to plant the paddy. These artworks depict the same scenario of the Nepalese agriculture. I got the painting concept and reference from a calendar photograph.

Watercolor Painting Portraying Paddy Plantation
Women Planting Paddy in Rice Fields

Both paintings are made on Handmade watercolor paper. The former is full A4 sized while the latter is cropped in its length. I've shared these paintings in my Facebook Page, my own Timeline and an Art Group "Nepalese in Art" and they have got good feedback, which has made me highly motivated to paint.

Hope you will also like these two artworks of mine. Would love to hear from you in the comments.