Thursday, December 27, 2012
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
This is my contribution for the Adora project…a project started by the father of a cute little baby named Adora in which he has commissioned more than 300 artists and counting, to create portraits of his darling daughter to be published on her blog.
See a total of over 480 original artworks on Adora here
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Watercolor on Saunders paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inchesHi all…it’s been long…I recently got myself a new keyboard (synthesizer) and am now busy creating karaoke tracks on it (yes, I do it professionally... :) got a list of tracks to be made for a singer friend) that I couldn't get to paint all these days! Hope to complete the order in the next 2 weeks and get back to painting. Not being able to paint is really frustrating!
Posting a painting today which I did a while ago...a scene from Varanasi, one of the oldest cities on earth and an important pilgrimage for us Indians! The reference photo was provided by Laurent Goldstein who is a wonderful photographer and my online friend. Laurent is from Paris but he mostly stays in Varanasi now and considers it his second home. I intend to meet him personally the next time I visit the city!
Monday, July 30, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Yesterday I went to paint en plein air (painting outdoors on location) after a long time. The location which I had selected was some 12 kms from my home, on the outskirts. The place was very quiet and except for 2-3 people who were least interested in what I was doing, I hardly saw any one there!
When I had visited the place last time, there was this old dry tree which I had wanted to paint but when I reached the spot yesterday, I was surprised to find the tree all covered with fresh new leaves…LOL. Nevertheless, I decided to paint it.
Painted 2 scenes there. Here are the images. Hope you like them!
Have a wonderful Sunday :)
Friday, July 6, 2012
Watercolor, 14 x 21 inches
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Watercolor on Bockingford paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches
(Reference photograph courtesy of Suhas Dutta)
Have a great Sunday :)
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Friday, June 8, 2012
Since I've got guests in my home right now (my sister and niece have come on summer vacation), I've got a little busy and haven't been able to paint much!
Recently, I got this new brand of paper called Decapo mainly for watercolor sketching. Its size is big (24" x 36") which, I then cut into 8 parts of 9 x 12", got them binded and BINGO...I have now a very affordable and nice little sketchbook.
Tried painting a few compositions of basically the same place from my photo references. Hope you like them! Have a great weekend :)
Sunday, May 27, 2012
'Rainy Day, Ahmedabad'
Watercolor on 300 gsm Bockingford Paper
21 x 14 inches
Made this painting recently from a reference photograph that I took a couple of years ago when I went to Ahmedabad. We are expecting some rains soon when the monsoon season sets in the neighboring state of Kerala. This will provide much relief from the scorching heat which we are experiencing right now!
This painting and some others are displayed in my online exhibition on the ‘THE TREE OF LIFE' which started a couple of days ago and will continue till the 15th of June. Do take a look!
Have a great week ahead :)
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Watercolor on Fabriano paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches
While searching for subjects to click in Ahmedabad, I found this place in the vegetable market. There was this gorgeous soft evening light hitting the wall. When I saw a bicycle parked in the shade nearby, I inquired a seller, who was done for the day and ready to leave, whether it was his. When he answered in the affirmative, I asked him if he could place it near the wall so that I could take a few pictures. He was very amused! Never would he have imagined that anyone would be interested in such a subject. Well….he didn’t know my love for painting bicycles… :-)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
En plein air, Lal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore
Watercolor on Canson paper
A few days back I was in Bangalore for delivering 2 of my earlier oil paintings to an art collector whom I had met last year. He had bought a couple of my paintings then.
While in Bangalore, I got a chance to paint plein air with my friend Prabal Mallick. Though exciting, painting on location also presented some difficulties. Its really very different from working from the comforts of a studio and reference photographs. I hope you like the result!
My sold oil paintings
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Sunday, May 6, 2012
10 x 20 inches
Thought I'd take a break from Udaipur now…:)
This is the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus), one of the most important landmarks of Mumbai and the busiest railway station in India. Built by the British in honor of the Queen Victoria, it is one of the architectural marvels in the country! Sadly, this was also one of the targets of the terror attacks in 2008!
This subject has been painted by many artists, particularly the local ones. I too had a desire to paint this subject for some time, so when I made a trip to Mumbai last time, I shot some reference photos of the place and worked from them. I chose a wide format composition which I thought suited well for this kind of subject. I dared not paint the complex architecture and simplified it much!