Paddy field

My husband and I drove along NH 45 to Maturantakam. There is a large lake alongside the highway. I wanted to halt there and paint. From the highway on the bund of the lake we could not pull up our car. There is heavy traffic on the highway through the day, a stationary vehicle is a distraction for the motorists. So we drove into a quieter road that led to a bridge. We pulled up on the bridge, we got a beautiful view of the paddy field and a hillock beyond. It was a sunny afternoon and windy too. I had a difficult time keeping my sketch book from flying away. So I finished two paintings very quickly. Here are the paintings, and my husband holding them against the paddy field. 

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2013 in review

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