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...