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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Friday, March 30, 2012

Dubai international airport

A splendidly large and cavernous enclosure of the international terminal with scallops of glazing for natural light and views, on layover from the India to SFO flight...painted with adobe ideas on ipad...

greenhouse painting

greenhouse painting by douglaswittnebel
greenhouse painting, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.
On the long flight back from Chennai, India to San Francisco, I had the luxury of time to relax and dream and paint this version of a green house and landscape, perhaps an unconscious yearning to return back to California and beautiful scenes and family...

painted on ipad with procreate app and stylus brush

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bangalore 3 wheeler and palm

In the area of Whitefield, Bangalore, a three wheeler, a palm tree and darkness...

Friday, March 9, 2012

Painted view from Alila Hotel, Bangalore

A painted view from the 4th floor level of the Alila hotel, Bangalore, India...looking south over the vegetable fields and palm tree landscape, a rare view in the city of Bangalore...painted with stylus on ipad 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

good luck talisman Delhi India

a painting of one of the good luck talismans suspended above the entry to a shop in Gurgaon, Delhi, India...painted with artrage app on ipad...

Via Flickr:
Sometimes if you look closely you will find these talismans suspended above or next to the entries to shops and stores, good fortune, good luck...made from a selection of red peppers and one lemon...

Monday, March 5, 2012

India Gate, a closer view

The main path is known as the Rajpath and connects the India Gate to Rashtrapati Bhawan.  Following India's independence, the India Gate became the site of the Indain Army's, Tomb of the Unknown soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti ("the flame of the immortal soldier").

Saturday, March 3, 2012

India Gate, the monumental arch by Edwin Lutyens

So much to say and not to say about this monument, especially because I had forgotten my architectural history lessons on Lutyens and the great civic works...but it was site to behold and well within the realm of dreamed and forgotten but alive and flourishing architecture...

The map of India, places that I visited in the week of the journey...

First stop was New Delhi, then a quick flight to Mumbai, a jump on Indigo airlines (cool) down to Chennai (formerly Madras) and finally 30 minute flight to Bangalore for the last leg of research, before jetting to Dubai and back to California...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon