Friday, September 25, 2009

Khajuraho sunset

Khajuraho is the Indian city of kama sutra carvings... We went there several years ago--that was my first time in India, and my second time will be this December. To me, Indian sunsets have a very particular character to them, the sun truly appearing as a ball of fire that seems to take a long time to set.

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Sandra Galda said...

so beautiful, I like the powdery light purple above the setting sun... what a treat to go to India! Love kitty here too... :)

Gwen Bell said...

Mesmerizing texture.The eggplant color directly under the sun works so well and helps the beautiful warm glow of the sun stand out. Such a warm feeling!

Hi Back, Little Lynx!

Anonymous said...

I travelled by train from New Delhi to Bombay…and fell in love with India when I lived in Pakistan for a few years. There is nothing like the rising or setting sun over there. The colours, smells and bustle of Indian life will remain with me forever. I then spent about two months in a ‘beach hut’ in Goa in the rainy season, hired an old fashioned typewriter and wrote four short stories. My only regret was not painting more. I also love Sri Lanka. Can’t wait to hear all your travel stories…are you taking any paints with you?

Sheila Vaughan said...

Wooh! superb painting. Is it pastels?

Karen said...

wonderful glow, and wonderful texture.

Jala Pfaff said...

Sandra - Thank you. It's nice going there w/ an Indian, this case The Husband.

Hi Gwen - Lynx is glad to hear you liked the painting! (I'm hoping he'll be a studio cat someday, when he's all grown up and mellowed out. I have always wanted a cat in the studio with me. But there's too much wet paint and such around...hoping someday one of my cats will be content to just join me in the studio and sit in one place w/o exploring every inch...yeah, right.)

Wow, Maggie, very cool. Did your short stories end up being about India...and the rain, perhaps? I haven't decided what I'll do about paints. Believe it or not, am wondering if maybe just a set of gouache and/or watercolor to fool around with. It seems too hard to deal w/all the oils equipment for several weeks.

Sheila - Thank you! Yes, indeed, pastels.

Karen - Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Jala, either watercolour or gouache is the way to go for painting while raveling. I usually take watercolour paper that does not need to be stretched, cut into small managable sized pieces. I think you will find a lot of inspiration for your abstract work once you soak up the smells, the COLOURS, and the bustle.