Visit to the Thar desert and back

Yellow Sunset, Acrylic on canvas, 12" X 12" (SOLD)

I visited Rajasthan, India, my native place over the winter vacation. Some pictures of the desert and the paintngs inspired by them.

I focused on bringing out the right colors. The first layer was full of dull yellow ocher. The second layer was painted with cadmium yellow deep for the sky and burnt umber, ultramarine blue for the ground. The center resembled distant dunes, but I wanted the whole painting to look bright, so I used a touch of complementary blue.

Orange Sunset, Acrylic on canvas, 12" X 12"

This painting is another attempt to capture the beauty of the Thar. This time the colors are pale red and bright ocher.