Vasant Vihar

It was a warm Saturday afternoon, a typical September day with clouds tucked high in the inky sky and dragon flies swooping near the grass.  I sat on the cool lawn in Vasant Vihar (Krishnamurti Foundation)and began sketching the cottage called ‘Banyan’ that was shrouded in thick vegetation of palms, laburnum trees and trumpet vine whose flowers secreted the afternoon light in their petals.  The sun played so beautifully on the cottage and I captured the light in a quick water colour wash.

As I finished my water colour  Kalpana ,  fellow urban sketcher, joined me on the cool lawn. Both of us drew the main building that houses the library and office.

There is a very dense cover  of trees, creepers and ferns opposite the main building. I worked on a tinted paper with crayons to capture the interplay of greens and browns with light and darkness. I did not worry about the details and focussed on forms emerging out of tones of colours. 

The crape mrytle trees were in full bloom in Vasant Vihar. This branch was laden with a cluster of mauve blooms. 

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