Thursday, December 27, 2012

Last post of 2012

 'A boat ride on the ganges'
Watercolor, 8 x 21 inches

'Sunset at Gorai creek'
Watercolor, 7 x 21 inches

This is my last post for 2012. I'll see you all next year :)
Wish you all a very happy, creative and a fulfilling new year ahead!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A view from Dhimbam

Watercolor on Bockingford paper
10 x 14 inches

A quick watercolor work done sometime ago which I had forgotten to post.
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Some more studies

Some more studies in watercolor...all 5 x 7"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

More sketches

Here are some more little sketch/studies which I did on 5 x 7" Brustro watercolor paper...
Wish you all a very HAPPY DIWALI!! :)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Portrait of Adora

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

Small sketches/ studies

Recently I bought small size watercolor sheets (5 x 7 inches) online, an italian brand named Bustro which I liked very much and since I had taken a long break from painting, I immediately made a few sketches to get back into the groove! Oh it was so much fun!  Posting some of the sketches here…

Monday, October 1, 2012

Recent paintings

'Business on Wheels'
Watercolor, 10 x 14 inches

'Blue Bike'
Watercolor, 10 x 14 inches

Due to a few other commitments, I have not been able to paint for more than a month now and this has been bugging me! However, I've heard from others that its good to take a break sometimes! What say?

Friday, September 28, 2012

My website

Hi all,
Finally I published my own website today which was on my to do list and which I kept postponing for a long time! Do take a look

My blog's address is reset to
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

All in a day's work

Watercolor on Saunders Paper
14 x 21 inches

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Another wet evening

Watercolor on Bockingford Paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Wet Evening

Watercolor on Bockingford Paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

Sunday, August 12, 2012

End of the day, Varanasi

Watercolor on Saunders paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches
Hi 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

Remembering Rafi

Mohammad Rafi (24 Dec. 1924 - 31 July, 1980)

My humble tribute to one of the greatest singers of Hindi cinema on his death anniversary today....

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boats by the pier

Watercolor on Bockingford paper
14 x 21 inches

A larger version of an earlier work...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Misty Munnar

Watercolor on Arches paper 300 gm
14 x 21 inches

One of my paintings which are currently displayed in the ongoing group show in New Delhi...
Have a good weekend :)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Happy to inform you all that I'm a part of an invitational watercolor group show at Art Perspective gallery, New Delhi. The show starts tomorrow (12th July) and will continue for a month featuring works of 19 watercolor artists. Some of them are top notch and I'm really honored to have my paintings exhibited alongside theirs. So do drop in if you are in Delhi! :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Plein air painting

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

My entry for Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial 2012

'Udaipur Vista'
Watercolor, 14 x 21 inches

Extremely delighted and honored to know that my painting ‘Udaipur Vista’ has made it through stage 1 and now will soon be headed to China for the Stage 2 selection for the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition! Wish me luck guys! :)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My online group show

My online group show on from 1st to 31st July, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Floating along the backwaters

Watercolor on Bockingford paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches
(Reference photograph courtesy of Suhas Dutta)

Had wanted to paint this for sometime now...Kerala is a wonderful place with its backwaters and lots of lush greenery, and more so during the monsoons. I had been there a couple of years back though it was a very short trip. Wish I could travel there now!
Have a great Sunday :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fresh after rains 2

Watercolor on Bockingford paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

Again a larger version of my sketch...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fresh after rains

Watercolor on Bockingford Paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

Here's the larger and refined version of my earlier sketch...
Have a wonderful weekend :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Group show in Switzerland

“Aquarelles d’ Inde”, a group exhibition at Begnins, Switzerland which opened on May 10 and continues till the 1st of July featuring works of 3 artists – myself,  Milind Mulick and Ekta Singha.
I feel really honored that my works share the same space with Milind sir’s of whom I’m a great admirer!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Minding the ducks

Watercolor on Bockingford Rough paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

At first, I didn’t paint the human figure but after completing the painting, I felt something was missing and thought it would be nice if I could add a figure standing there minding his ducks while they frolicked in the water!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sketchbook studies

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

My Online Exhibition

'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

Featured in IWS catalog

Very honored to be included in the International Watercolor Society worldwide catalog alongside other great watercolor artists from all over the world!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bicycle at the market

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

Painting Plein air

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

Mumbai Moodscape

Watercolor on Fabriano paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches

Another scene from Mumbai. I have tried to paint loose…not much details, just wanted to capture the mood!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai

Watercolor on Fabriano Rough paper 300gsm
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! 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Boats on Lake Pichola

Watercolor on Bockingford paper 300gsm
10 x 14 inches

Another scene of the beautiful Pichola lake in Udaipur...

Monday, April 30, 2012

Lake Pichola, Udaipur

Watercolor on Bockingford Paper 300 gsm
10 x 14 inches

A simple subject unlike my last painting which was difficult, especially the buildings! This one is also smaller in size, done on a quarter sheet and was fun to paint :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Golden Refections, Udaipur

Watercolor on Fabriano Rough paper 300 gsm
14 x 21 inches