Natalie Mills - Residency in India

Guest post

I am using a limited palette of greens, yellows and reds on white or black backgrounds, inspired by the Keralan landscape and calming nature of the environment.

The weather is so changeable throughout the day and night. There is a mix of bright and hazy sunshine, white mist, torrential rain and beautiful sunsets. I’m never up early enough to see the sunrises, not that you can see much in the mornings with all the mist around. Sometimes you cannot even see a meter in front of you which is an experience.

With the changing light and atmosphere throughout the day it brings many different variations of colour and shade, as well as a mix of emotions.

The whole environment; the landscape, the people, the weather, the studio space, the food. Just about everything is inspiring me.

Check out Natalie's paintings, including her new India works, here.

Studio at Sunset

Studio at Sunset

Scenery

Scenery

Colour at the market

Colour at the market

Other residents

Other residents

Meeting the locals

Meeting the locals

Work in progress

Work in progress