This painting brings back a lot of old memories. The structure is called Kimaya, its a popular place in my junior college where all the college students hang out, have fun - in between, and often, during classes :-) Good ol' times, like they say :-)
I took the original photo during on a touristy boat tour in dubai. The buildings in the older looking part of the city looked fascinating in the sunlight - I wanted to walk around and take lots of pictures but with a thoroughly jet-lagged 3year old in tow and all, had to make do with this - Maybe another time :-)
It was a beautiful evening. There were no dazzling sunsets or breath-taking vistas or anything like that, but the scene was perfect in its simplicity. Was a challenging mood to capture considering all the figures have their back to the viewer and they seem to be staring at nothing particularly interesting :) lol..
On the technical side, I am back to blogging after a long break, (yey, at last I am back!) and struggling with my camera settings and such .. the colors in the photo are different from the original painting, so I need to figure out something soon.
By the way, only after I finished the whole painting, I noticed how the figures along the railing are symmetrically placed around the center of the painting. It bothers me (and I am a little annoyed that I missed it), but not quite sure how to fix it. Critique/comments always welcome, would love to hear from you!
I am a software engineer by profession. Taking a few hobby classes with some senior artists recently has inspired me to paint a great deal. I have been experimenting and having a lot of fun with watercolors. A painting with uninhibited, rich colors fascinates me. Through this blog, I would like to share some of my art work and look forward to receiving your critical feedback.