Friday, February 25, 2011

Vegetable seller

Watercolor on paper
15 x 20 in.

Aloo le lo, pyaaz le lo, gaajar le lo, mooli le lo, bhindi le lo, neembu le lo, (the list goes on and on) le lo...le lo...le lo !!!
Sometime back, I heard this funny ringtone on my cousin's mobile. This painting always reminds me of that ringtone :))

Friday, February 18, 2011


'Kitchen' (Oil)

'After a Rain Spell' (Watercolor)

Two of my paintings are sold to Beta Pictoris, Bilbao in Spain.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Evening Light

Watercolor and opaque on tinted paper
16 x 12 in.

Tinted paper was used for this painting. However the paper didn't behave well while applying washes. In fact, I struggled at one point and thought the painting is ruined!
Since last week, a wound in my index finger has been giving me trouble. I've been unable to hold the brush. Will take another week to heal :(

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Chitrakala Academy's Annual Group Show

Paintings on display...

Chief guest taking a look at the paintings...

My painting 'Morning Ride' in the center that was sold

My second entry...

The 5 day annual group show of Chitrakala Academy in Coimbatore, of which I'm a member, concluded yesterday. All the members were asked to exhibit 2 paintings each for the show and totally 64 paintings were on display at the gallery. The sale was almost 50%. Out of my 2 entries, I sold one titled 'Morning Ride'!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chitrasanthe 2011

The main entrance of Chitrakala Parishad

My stall

Art lovers at Chitrasanthe

My art collectors

Participating in Chitrasanthe was a good experience. More than 1300 artists took part in the event! The only bad side was that people asked for the paintings at very low prices. I was able to sell a few paintings, with some discount though! The weather also gave some trouble. It was blazing hot for a few hours in the morning but it became all right by late afternoon. Prabal, Praveen and I had booked our stalls together and so I had good company. Met some of my facebook friends too for the first time! All in all it was a good learning experience. The beginning of this year has been good for me. I sold 11 paintings in January. Hope the sales continue :)