Thursday, December 30, 2010

Winter Morning

Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.

Wishing all of you a Very Happy New Year 2011. May the dawning of this New Year, fill your heart with new hopes, open up new horizons and bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows :)

Friday, December 24, 2010


Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.

A Merry Christmas to all my friends here :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tomatoes anyone?

Watercolor on Paper
11 x 15 in.

This man seemed happy to pose for a photograph in the local vegetable market and I too found this a nice subject for painting :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A memorable trip

With Shri Milind Mulick and fellow blogger Sandeep Khedkar

Gorai Beach, Mumbai

Parimal Garden, Ahmedabad

Lake Palace, Udaipur

With fellow blogger Anurag Mehta

Hi all, I'm back from my trip. Yes...It was a long trip (a little more than 2 weeks) and a really memorable one! I travelled to Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and finally Udaipur. I met some of my blogger and facebook friends for the very first time during this trip and it was such a pleasure. They were all so friendly and helpful. This was my first visit to Udaipur and needless to say, I was awestruck by its beauty and I was just there at the right time. The cold weather was bearable and this year's bountyful rains had filled up all the lakes and it was the beginning of the tourist season particularly for the foreigners. Udaipur is very famous for its beautiful lakes and is truly called the romantic city of India (Ah...I missed my wife :) Anurag Mehta, who lives in Udaipur was kind enough to show me around his beautiful city. Thank you so much Anurag :)
I now have loads of photographs...should start working on them! More photographs on my FB page, here.
Last but not the least...many thanks for your generous comments on my last post. The result is out...the portrait format wins :))

Friday, November 26, 2010


'Creek 1'
Watercolor, 11 x 15 in.

'Creek 2'
Watercolor, 11 x 15 in.
While passing through Asanur, a forest area, on the way to mysore, I saw this creek. I have painted the scene in both portrait and landscape formats. Would like to know which one you liked more!
I'll be absent from blogosphere for a little more than 2 weeks as I'm leaving on a trip to pune, mumbai, ahmedabad, udaipur and jodhpur tomorrow.
Another good news which I would like to share is that my painting titled 'After Rains' is sold in Sydney, Australia via

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another WIP

'A Rainy Evening'
Watercolor on paper
16 x 12 in.

Hi, posting another WIP of my recent work. Hope you like it. I have used masking fluid (for the first time!) in this for the bus's headlights and their reflection. Masking fluid is a liquid solution used in watercolor painting to preserve the white of the paper in some areas while giving an even wash of color in a large portion of the paper.
Have a great weekend :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Wet Road and its WIP

'Wet Road'
Watercolor on paper
15 x 11 in.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wet Street

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.

Dear friends, hearing very little from you all nowadays...wonder why?
This is another from my rainy streetscape series. Hope you like this. All critiques and comments welcome :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

A Rainy Day

Watercolor on paper
14 x 20 in.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rainy Reflections

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.

Its monsoon season now in Tamilnadu. I love painting rainy scenes such as this one! This is a scene from my city and the colorful reflections made such an interesting subject!
Its also the time to celebrate our biggest festival, the festival of lights- DIWALI. So here's wishing all my friends a very happy and a safe Diwali :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kerala Landscape

Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 in.
This was somewhere near Palakad in Kerala. The whole painting was done using wet in wet technique to capture the mood of the rainy and misty atmosphere.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pink Bicycle

Watercolor, 15 x 20 in.

Came across this interesting scene in fort Kochi...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jetty at Cochin Marine Drive

Watercolor, 11 x 15 in.
The marine drive in Cochin, Kerala is a very beautiful promenade and a popular hangout place for tourists and the local people. Its built facing the backwaters and there are several boat jetties, like the one I have painted, along its walkway.

Monday, October 11, 2010

After Rains

Watercolor, 15 x 20 in.

Another one from my Kerala trip...The name of this road is Gujarati Road as there are many gujaratis living in this part of Cochin, known as Fort Kochi!

P.S. I am not able to post any comment on my blog...seems theres some problem. So I wish to convey my thanks to all of you for your valuable comments! They are much appreciated.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Chinese Fishing Nets

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.
A scene from Fort Kochi beach in Kerala. These fishing nets are a popular tourist attraction in Kochi ( Cochin). It is believed that these nets are chinese in origin and that the nets were introduced by the chinese explorer Zheng He. The nets were brought to Kerala between 1350 and 1450.
I did this from a photograph that I took during my recent trip to Kerala.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


"Shimmering Water"
Oil on canvas
16 x 20 in.
Just sold this painting! A gentleman from Spain has purchased this. This is my first direct international sale and I'm so happy about it :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Oil on canvas
30 x 30 in.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Folk Artiste

Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 in.
This is an earlier work in oil. Its been quite a while since I painted in oil. I will be displaying this along with my other oil and acrylic paintings at Chitrasanthe in Mysore on the 3rd of October.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BBC Good Homes Sep.2010

My painting featured in this month's issue of BBC GOOD HOMES INDIA magazine!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jodhpur Street #4

Watercolor on paper
20 x 15 in.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jodhpur Tongas

Watercolor on hand-made paper
11 x 15 in.

Tongas or Taangas (horse drawn carriages) have become so rare nowadays. I don't see them in my town anymore! I spotted these taangas while I visited Jodhpur in summer. They make such a good subject!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Orange and blue

Watercolor on paper
15 x 11 in.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two Portraits

Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 in.

Charcoal & White Chalk on paper, 11 x 15 in.

I was so much fascinated by this image that I painted 2 different versions of it. The original reference was in B & W. Who knows, I may paint yet another version :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I was commissioned to paint my older painting "The Blue Bicycle" on a 5 feet canvas for a client in Mumbai! The original version is already sold. This one is done in acrylic.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Morning Rays

Watercolor on paper
20 x 15 in.
(Photo reference courtesy Shubhangi Athalye. Thanks Shubhangi.)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Kolkata again!

"Tramway tracks"
Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kolkata Street

Watercolor, 15 x 20 in.

Hi all! Had been to kerala last week. And what a proper time it was to visit such an exotic place...i.e., during the monsoon! Its truly God's own country! I've captured many pics of rain drenched streets and the backwaters and the beach. Enough to keep me busy for now! Will post them here as soon as I paint. Have shared some of those pics on my Facebook page which could be viewed by FB users here.
For now I'm posting one of my personal favorite watercolor paintings. This is a street scene from Kolkata, capital city of the state of West Bengal and one of the metropolitan cities of India. The reference photograph for this was provided by Shubhangi Athalye. Thanks so much Shubhangi!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Blue Building

Watercolor, 20 x 15 in.

Another scene from Jodhpur. The architectural design of this long blue building caught my eye! The famous Mehrangarh fort is seen at a distance, above.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jodhpur Street #3

Watercolor on paper
20 x 15 in.

The colorful streets of Jodhpur are a delight to paint!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Morning Toil

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Market Street

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.
A street scene from my town...I loved the soft morning light falling on the street and the pavement. Some shops had opened and some were about to and people going about their business in the street. Very soon the place would be abuzz with activity!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bangalore Group Show

My group show with Prabal and Praveen was great! I wish to thank both of them. They were very kind and helpful and I really had a wonderful time with them!
The show was inaugurated by Prabal's and Praveen's family members along with some senior artists who were also present there. Though there were lots of visitors at the show on all days, very few were interested in buying. Also we felt that our show wasn't very well promoted and we couldn't reach out to many people. Anyway, as this was our first show in this city, we learnt a lot from this experience. Planning to do some more shows together! During the show some of my favorite paintings got sold and I'm so thankful to my buyers.

Inaugurating the show by lighting the auspicious lamp

Prabal and me with senior artist Mr.Ramachandran

With other senior artists

Visitors at the show

My art collectors