I finally figured, the blue of the sail and the battens is manganese. Will attack them next. Finished the mast (am happy about it) and the rafters (drawing is okay now, will change the value and tone later). The grey seating area has to be lightened up. Also I might go for a more detailed finish…

Yeah…didn’t work much over Holi holidays but fixed the sky and the foliage a bit. I’m thoroughly unhappy with the way the beams have turned but I’ll concentrate on what’s workable for now. So it’s the mast and rest of the foliage next. Not touching the beach for sometime at least.

Newb

The only thing I did last night was put a thin glaze of titanium white. Finally figured the novice mistake I was making with the beach. I used blue and that has cooled it down tremendously. That’s why it doesn’t look like it’s day. Will make the new layer of the beach using only white…

Not much progress last evening. I subdued the sand to a bit greyish but it’s too coloured and dark now. I need to make it brighter. The boat’s shadows are okayish, need to define them better. My desire for realism gets better of me and that interferes with what I want to make. I’ll start…

।।बालकाण्ड ।।१६.२६-३१।।

“His (Dashrath’s) inner apartments were brightened with rays of happiness like the autumn sky glows in the shine of the autumn moon. He entered the inner apartment and said this to Kausalya, “Receive this payasam which will give you sons”. Then the King gave half the portion of payasam to Kausalya. Half of the (remaining)…

।।बालकाण्ड।।१.१६.११-१.१६.२०।।

Then emerged, from the unmatched splendorous fire 🔥 of that yajman (Dashrath), a Being of great strength and great valour, wearing black and red clothes, his face was red too. His voice was (deep) like drums. His moustache (and beard?) was shiny like a lion’s. He had excellent long hair (on his head). He possessed…