Thursday, September 29, 2011


'Jag Mandir, Udaipur'
Watercolor on Arches paper
10 x 20 inches

Four of my paintings were sold today and I am feeling very happy about it. This one was very recent and one that hadn't been posted yet on my blog. Again I had problem capturing the exact hue of the blue with my camera in this one. The original painting looks much better! The other 3 paintings may be viewed here, here and here :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Landscape # 2

Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 inches

Another painting of the same place...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hasanur landscape

Watercolor on paper
11 x 15 inches

Hasanur is a beautiful forest area on the way to Mysore from my place. While driving to Mysore last year, I spotted this beautiful location in Hasanur. A cool breeze was blowing as the rain clouds began to gather and there was not a soul in sight. The distant blue mountains looked wonderful and the whole atmosphere was so quiet and peaceful that I just stopped there for a while. I painted this from one of the pictures that I shot there and I think I have been able to capture the feeling!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The importance of sketching

The importance of sketching has always been stressed by the masters. Some may feel that when painting from photographs, its not really necessary to do a preliminary sketch. I, for one, used to feel the same. It may be okay in case of simple subjects but when some subjects are really complicated, you need to simplify, or when you feel that some colors may be changed or pushed to create a mood, then a sketch or a little study really helps.

Anyway…doing a small sketch is always so much fun J

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Udaipur Clock Tower

21 x 14 inches

A small thumbnail sketch of the painting