Monday, July 26, 2010

...from my Weekend

I usually go about my life around this city with an eternal feeling of faint claustrophobia. After my last visit to Lalbagh, I realized it was the lack of open space which brought this stifling feeling on and a once a week visit is a necessity. I went there again last Sunday and simply enjoyed ‘hanging around’ amidst many trees. Here are some pictures.





This is the Seed pod find of the week:


And these are my drawings of some strange, chunky Aussie Seed pods from my ever growing collection:


Here's a pic of these beauties:
I hope you all had as relaxing a weekend as I did :)

14 comments:

Arch at Rang said...

Gorgeous seeds:-)

The Alamandas are so lovely. The ones at home are in full bloom, thanks to the showers:-)

megha punater said...

i found some lovely seeds this week too, i will post it next. they are very tiny.
nice post priya, love your sketches.

GB said...

Priya, I love that tree in all its gnarled beauty (in the first picture). Thanks for sharing! :)

pink dogwood said...

I love, love the tree in the first picture.

Owen said...

These trees are thoroughly beautiful... what a good time you had by the looks of it.

Funny, was just looking at some other pictures of very old trees here on CNN tonight, if you take a look through the slide show there aer several beautiful trees...

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/07/26/eco.oldest.living.things/index.html?hpt=C1#fbid=4DNO_cMRDtC

Domestic Goddess said...

love them.....refreshing pics....i m sure you loved being there...:)

Kamini said...

Lovely. The second pic somehow reminds me of the talking tree Treebeard in LOTR The Two Towers! Almost human! And those seed pods are fascinating!

pallavi said...

Hi Priya!
Love your blog and your charcoal drawings. I'm a newbie and just tried my first charcoal drawing and came over to your blog to see how you show energy in drawings. May I ask how you get the whites in your drawings? Is that by erasing, or is it a white pigment? If it's a professional secret,I understand...
Gracias!
pallavi..

pRiyA said...

Hi Pallavi, I've used white pastel here. Different brands give different shades and textures of whites and I just play and have fun to see what emerges. In some drawings like the earlier picture of the Moth, I've used the eraser.

Some really deep dark professional advice:
Large doses of chocolate help release lots of energy into your drawings.

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh wouldn't I love to spend some time in this wonder with all those amazing trees.. wonderful seedpods... especially your drawings...

Karine said...

I love that second seed pod drawing. How big is it, Priya?

pRiyA said...

Hi Karine, the drawings are done on my A3 size sketchpad.

Sophie Munns said...

fabulous drawings Priya...
glad to find these!
S

bigBANG studio said...

gorgeous. those seed pods deserve to be dipped and cast in gold. loving finally catching up here. all these spectacular charcoals!

so, we're in india. and i'm thinking of you in your green jungle and we're up here in the mists and rain of landour and they could not be more different worlds. having SUCH a ball.

more soon...xoxo