Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Plein Air Painting in Noida

I have been doing plein air painting in Noida (outdoor painting) since May 2017 with my newly built small DIY thumb-box or thumb-held pochade box. Very few artists have attempted to paint anything about Noida so far thus the paintings about this upcoming city are still rare.

One may not find any painterly beauty at a glance in comparison to say Mumbai, Pune, Delhi or Kolkata. There are no beautiful hills, sea, historic places or monuments. A lot of places may look grim and featureless. However,  once this perception is changed, one may start to find subjects to paint. Also, some days are really beautiful especially after a rainy day.

Plein air oil painting is very limited in India even though plein air watercolor is done by a lot of Indian artists and students. So, it is a excellent opportunity to start this movement in India which is a hugely popular global trend.

Below are some of my sketches and I am sure the numbers will continue to grow. More of my sketches of Noida can be found on following social networking sites:
Website: http://kamukh1.wixsite.com/kaustavmukherjee/artwork
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaustavmfineart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mukherjee.kaustav/