Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I am thrilled and honoured to have been chosen by Arti and Galina to receive the Passion for Painting Award created by Kim Ratigan.Thank you so very much for this amazing recognition.Everyone reading this, please take a look at these wonderful artists' blogs for some wonderful paintings.

Rules for this Award: 

- List 7 things you love. 
- Put a link to the one who picked you. 
- Choose 7 others to pass the award to. 
- Notify them of the award. 

I have been asked to list seven things I love.So here they are:

1. My family for their unselfish love and support
2. Painting (needless to say)
3. Playing my Yamaha musical keyboard
4. Singing (my another passion)
5. Rains and mist-They are tempting subjects for painting.
6. Internet-Its a blessing!I just love it!
7. Last but not the least- Blogging (I am able to interact with some great artists and share my work)

Now for the seven deserving artists to be tagged for this award, I choose

Friday, March 27, 2009

Old man with red turban

Watercolor on Paper

The big red turban and the man's weather beaten face were the two reasons I did this portrait!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Rajasthani Villager

Watercolor on Paper (11.5" x 16.5")

The bright orange turban on the dark skinned man and the earthy colors...I couldn't resist painting!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Shepherd

Oil on Canvas (30" x 30")

AND NOW ...from the mist to some warm weather ...
This is one of my personal favorites.This was my entry for the 'All India Art Contest 2008' held at Nagpur.It was selected for the finals and was put up for display along with other finalists' works.This was the first time I had participated in an art contest and though it didn't win, I was happy that my painting was chosen among so many entries!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Deshnoke Station in Mist

Watercolor on paper (11" x 15")

DESHNOKE- my native place in Rajasthan.I took this photograph a few years back when I visited the place.It was very cold and but for its light,the oncoming train was barely visible.
Deshnoke is a small village situated about 30 kms from the city of Bikaner.It is a popular tourist place, well known for the very famous Karni Mata Temple.The wonder of this temple are the thousands of rats  called 'kaba' that roam and reside inside the temple.They are considered very sacred and auspicious, and harmless.One has to walk very carefully to avoid stepping on them.

Image taken from the temple's website www.karnimata.com

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Misty scene 2

Watercolor on paper (11" x 15")

Another misty scene of the same railway station...