More in the ‘Little Captures” series.
I spend quite a bit of time at the bank every time I visit. Luckily, my dad handles most of the work, so it’s all well organized for me and the people in the bank are always nice. Also, there’s always a hot cup of chai while I wait. I always wonder where all those dozens of pages of paper I fill in every time go…
Coconut trees are everywhere in Goa.Anywhere you are, you look outside a window, you can draw a palm tree. The second sketch below is from my sister’s balcony over morning chai ( Yes, chai is a big part of everyday). Too bad I missed the day the man arrived to take the coconuts down from the tree.
Here’s a few unfinished sketches.
Man filling provisions into bottles. A month’s worth of rice, wheat, flour, and pulses gets bought in large quantities and then transferred to jars and stored.
Half a page of people sketches. Made by Panjim busstand while waiting for my friend Gauri.
And a sketch at Pune University of a huge ficus: a banyan tree. I started sketching this, then realized I wasn’t at the right meeting point to meet up with the Pune Urban Sketchers, so I had to leave it unfinished and rush to meet them. Would have been fun to finish this one, it was a misty morning on campus, and a fantastic tree…
Vainguinim Beach, where the fishermen bring in the nets for the evening and couples stroll on the beach.I got this far and then realized I’d left my paints at home. You know the difference between a plein air painter and an urban sketcher? Urban Sketchers cant resist drawing all those fantastic electric poles and hanging wires( 2nd sketch below) in their sketches. Or those abandoned water bottles and other trash on beaches (see bottom left corner of sketch)
This is what I drink all the time (when I’m not having my evening gin and tonic with my dad): fresh Lime Soda, slightly sweet, slightly salted. Best drink for a hot day.
This is Nirmala, who fed us everyday. Here she fixes our botched up attempt at making caramel custard.
And this is my mom, working on her daily writing. She has a tremor in her hands. and arthritis too, so she does some hand exercises everyday and practices writing to help with it.
Aimee, my parent’s neighbor had her First Communion while I was visiting. Afterwards, there was a party at the beach. Little brother Zach looked pretty spiffy too.
So glad I took little sketchbooks along on my trip. When I carry just a larger book, I tend to skip over drawing these scenes.