Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012

Water color on paper

Wish every one a very happy prosperous new year 2012. May god bring all the happiness in your life.

This is my last post on last day of year 2011. It has been a good year for painting and learning.  I want to thank u all for all your supports, comments, encouragements throughout the year... This motivated me to do more and more paintings and sketching. I have learned quite a lot form other artists through this blogger. Wish this will continue in future and I will keep on learning and motivated to do more paintings and sketching.

Thank you all :-)

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Smile - a Curve

Smile - a curve
Pencil sketch on paper
Smile because it’s contagious
Smile because it’s healing
Smile because it makes people wonder
What you’re thinking.
                        ~Kaity Larkin
 Merry Christmas  to all of my friends. Hope this Christmas brings lots of smile and happiness in your life.
After a long time I am posting. I was too busy n could get time to spend time for sketching and painting.
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Kartika Purnima

Kartika purnima
Water color on paper

 I have done this on the occasion of Kartika purnima festival. 

Kartik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartika. 
Kartika is considered to be the holiest month of the Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrated the Boita Bandana ceremony (boat worshiping ceremony). The day signifies an age-old tradition that is observed in the memory of those ancestor sailors who left for distant lands from Odisha. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gateway of India

Title: Gateway of India
Size: 13x9 inch
Water color on paper

The Gateway of India is a monument in Mumbai, India. In earlier times, the Gateway was the monument that visitors arriving by boat would have first seen in the city of Mumbai. Its design is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, the arch is in Muslim style while the decorations are in Hindu style.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Size: 11x15
Watercolor on paper

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Sunny Street

A Sunny Street
Size: 13x19 inches
Water color on paper

This is a street near to my place where I am staying. Planning to do this from long time. Always afraid of doing landscape painting. But thought of giving a try, last week I took photo and here is the painting :-)

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Conceit

A Conceit
Size: 11x15 inch
Water color on paper

Give me your hand
Make room for me
to lead and follow you
beyond this rage of poetry.
Let others have
the privacy of
touching words
and love of loss of love.
For me
Give me your hand.

                     ~ Maya Angelou

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Early morning fishing in Chilika lake

Early morning fishing in Chilika lake
Size : 13x19 inches  
Water color on paper

Chilika Lake of Odisha a Beautiful Place to visit once in a Life Time. Specially in winter season (October to March) it is so charming. Gathering of birds from distant lands makes chilika Noise full with Cackle of Birds.
This is a showpiece for tourists but also a lifeline for fishermen.

Monday, September 26, 2011


13x19 inches
Water color on paper

This ia little challenging for me. I used a different paper. Before I did three paintings using this paper. But I was not satisfied with the result. This is the first time I am satisfied with the outcome.

Odissi is the traditional style of dance which originated in the temples of the state of Odisha in Eastern India, where it was performed by the devadasi for Lord Jaganath.

     One of the most characteristic features of Odissi dance is the Tribhangi. The concept of Tribhangi divides the body into three parts, head, bust, and torso. Any posture which deals with these three elements is called Tribhangi. This concept has created the very characteristic poses which are more contorted than found in other classical Indian dances.

    Mudra is also an important of Odissi dance. It is a hand position which suggests things.  The use of mudras help tell a story.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

In my dream world

12 x 10 inches Graphite Pencil sketch on Canson paper

For last some days I was doing some experiment with water color. But I was not happy with the outcomes. So thought of taking break and to start sketch for change. I love to do small girls sketch. Then I did this and after doing this feeling good :-)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Cow

The Cow
Water color on paper
11x15 inch

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Furly curly what a tail!

12 x 10 inches Graphite Pencil (H,HB,4B,8B) sketch on Canson paper and 7 hours.

I have started this before 2 days and managed to complete today. While working on pencil sketch I always feel there is still more to work on it. But one point I feel no here I should stop it. This was a quite pleasure experience to work on its tail and fur. And I am happy with the result.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy friendship day

                                           Watercolor on paper.

                                          Watercolor on paper

Happy friendship day to all of my dear friends. Thanks for being with me and for all your support. 

Childhood painting I have done from a photo reference of my cousin and niece. I am not satisfied with my work on that but still I want to share it because I have a lovable memory with that. When I was child I  also used to enjoy the same thing. It reminds me of my childhood. 

I have never done any painting of street. From long time I was planning to do the same , but never  got courage to start. First time I  have tried this. This also did not came out good. I have to do more practice on it. I have to work more on light, shadow and projections. Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated :-)

Monday, August 1, 2011

First drop of rain !

 Pencil sketch on paper (H, HB, 2B, 4B)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Black Swan

The only person standing in your way is you ....

Chota Bheem and Friends

My favorite cartoon characters... Chota Bheem,Chutki and Cute Raju...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Pink Rose

Pink Rose

Water color on handmade paper...

I was really enjoyed doing this one. I took little more time to do this because I did it in little different way. Painted each petal separately. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother and child

Mother the most precious gift of god to us.

Watercolor on paper.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Indian girl

Water color on paper.
Indian girl in traditional dress.

Dhauli hill

Water color on paper.
Dhauli hill of Odisha..

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Water color on paper.
This one I have done from a photo reference.

In Sync

Water color on paper.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


On the eve of world cup final...  India won the  ICC World cup cricket champions 2011
Water color on paper

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunlight and tree

Water color on paper

Love in the air

Water color on paper
Love flies in the air...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Mother

Water color on handmade paper.

This is my mothers painting when she was young. This one I have done from a black and white photograph.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Maple leaves

Water color on paper.

Fresh morning and fresh news

Water color on paper
This is my father's painting. 

School going girls

Water color on paper.

I have done these two paintings of my twin nieces Khusi and Muskaan while they are going to school.These pictures reminds me my lovely school days memories.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Singha dwar (lion gate) of Jagannath temple

Water color on paper.
Singha dwar (lion gate) and Aruna stambha of the Jagannatha Temple, Puri.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Water color on paper.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Leisure time

Pencil sketch on paper.


Water color on paper