Friday, January 27, 2012

After a hiatus

"Munnar Landscape"
Watercolor on handmade paper
11 x 15 inches

I'm back after a 3 week hiatus...Call me lazy...!! Thats what I told my fellow blogger friend Prabal when he called me up today morning and asked why there wasn't any new post by me :)
Also 2 weeks ago, I had gone on a little family trip to Munnar, a small hill station in Kerala. Really liked the place and missed it after we got back. Though I couldn't paint there on location, I did take photographs and made this small painting a few days back from one such photo reference.
Another news I wanted to share with you all is that my painting titled 'Poster Wall' has won an award in the All India art contest 2012 held by Lokmanya Tilak Trust in Pune. This is my first award ever since I chose art as my profession and I'm very happy about it! :)

'Poster Wall'

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Bilbao Project

'Getxo Marina, Bilbao'
Watercolor, 14 x 21 inches

'5th Parish, Bilbao'
Watercolor, 21 x 14 inches

Recently, I was commissioned to paint 2 paintings of Bilbao city by the BETA PICTORIS Gallery in Bilbao, Spain. The Bilbao project is about painting different scenes of the city by a closed group of artists from different countries, of which I am a member too.