I thought I would share a couple of journal pages from a trip to California a few years back. I try to journal as much as possible when I am actually travelling, so I can write small details which are later forgotten. Then, I finish the piece at home. Many times, if I am back at my hotel room, I finish before the day is done. That way, memories are fresh and great fun when I read those pages after many years. A little snippet of how our lodge was covered in snow and adjoining a completely frozen Lake Homavalu. drone shot credit : Montecito Sequoia IG This is the next instalment of pages from my journal.
Everywhere , especially in the older parts of Calcutta (now called Kolkata), there seems to be a shot waiting to be captured. The monumental architecture catches the eye, sometimes the people. Although time consuming and many times cumbersome, when sketching I perceive better. Calcutta offered many such opportunities, and I took them, on my recent trip to India. I wonder if the B/W version of the sketch is better ? This stunning erstwhile zamindar home was the subject one winter morning. I was out on a walk to the older parts of Calcutta with my brother. This home stood out among the crumbling mansions that surrounded it. The burly looking security men outside kindly let me in, after I showed them my sketchbook. The Indian Thinking Man Sitting next to the 'Indian Thinking man', I tried to do the massive courtyard some justice. Unlike Atlas, the thinking man of the Western world, this Eastern version had a rotund middle section, long hair and somber express