Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Painting of Munnar

This is from a photo reference taken in Munnar around 3 years back. While going through all the photos I found it and thought of trying this. Munnar is a beautiful hill station in Kerala.

While doing this after the first wash I didn't like it at all. Didn't feel like completing it. Stopped painting and kept in my drawer. After two days I thought let me finish it instead of leaving it half done. So I added few layer of glazing and some final dry strokes for suggestions. And when I look into the painting after done, felt it was not that bad what I was feeling at the first stage. I felt good that I completed.

Materials Used:
Paper : Chitrapat rough texture handmade paper
Colors : Viridian green, sap green, gamboge yellow and ultramarine blue and brunt siena.

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Happy Painting !

Monday, December 12, 2016

Paintings inspiratations from Shivanasamudra trip

Waiting for customers for coracle ride

An old bridge 

I visited to Shivanasamudra and Talakadu two weeks back. Though there was not much water in Shivanasamudra waterfalls but I still like the scenes around it. We came little down from that place and went for coracle ride. It was really nice. 

Whenever I visit any new place I get so much inspirations to paint :) I always carry my sketching kit with me, but somehow I missed to sketch or paint. I think I have to improve on that.  But I make sure to click lot of pictures for my painting reference. 

I know there is a lot of difference in painting on location and painting from a photo, but when I paint from photo of a place I visited I feel I am sitting in that place and I try to capture the mood what I experienced. I really enjoyed doing these paintings.

Hope you like them.
Happy paintings !!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rose is rose

Title : Rose is rose
Medium : watercolor on paper
Size : 15 x 11 inches

Flower is a most beautiful creations in the world. Each flower has different beauty and it should not be compare to other one.
When I paint flower, sometime I worry that I will be able to make it beautiful or not. Many times I fail and few time I succeed (not as beautiful as flower but I am satisfied). But what is important, with each failure I learnt something, which I have not if I didn't try.

This is painting of Yellow roses. I used mainly tree colours : yellow, green and brunt siena 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ship of Desert II

Title : Ship of Desert
Medium : Watercolor on paper
Size : 15 x 11 inches

This is another painting from my Rajasthan series. This is a scene from Puskar. He was resting quietly and enjoying the leisure time. I removed all unwanted objects around him, to make it look more calm. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

My painting in IWS Nepal 2016 Event

My painting "Serenity of Hampi" has been accepted and displayed in the International Watercolor Festival 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal. I thank Mr NB Gurung and IWS Nepal for the opportunity.
Kausik Ghosh, Thanks for the photographs :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Puskar Ghat

Puskar Ghat
Watercolor on paper
size : 22 x 15 inches

This is another painting from my Rajasthan series. This is a little complex subject for me. I always gets overwhelmed when I see so many objects in a landscape. But what I found is, it is really easy if you only see the shapes, light and shadows. That will make the things more easier. Hope you like this!

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Thursday, October 6, 2016


Watercolor on paper
size : 11x15 inches

When I thought of painting this subject I knew that its very difficult to get that effect. But I dared to attempt this. four glazing in wet in wet. I was afraid that it should not spoil the paper, but thankfully nothing happened. After the glazing completely dried I did the figures. And I am quite happy with the outcome :)

Colors used : Gamboge yellow, Orange, Brunt siena and Ultramarine blue
Paper : Bockingford paper
Reference Photo: by Vijay kanta Gupta

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Rajasthan Series : Melody of life

Melody of Rajasthan
Watercolor on paper
Size : 15 x 22 inches

I took this photo during my visit to Puskar (Rajasthan).While waiting for my cab I saw this man standing with ravanhatta instrument. When I was taking out my camera and thinking of taking his photo he came to know that I want to take his photo. Then he came near to me and posed nicely.

It was mid day and very sunny day. What I likes about this the strong shadow in his face. I am really happy with how it turned out. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

Rajasthan Series : Kathputli (puppets)

Watercolor on paper
Size: 11x15 inches

Kathputli is one of the most popular performing arts of Rajasthan. On my visit to puskar Rajasthan, I saw these colourful puppets were hanging in a shop while walking down the puskar street. 

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Water color on paper
Size : 15 x 11 inches

Wish you a very happy Ganesha chaturthi !

Monday, August 29, 2016

Prayer, the believe that..

Prayer, the believe that..
Medium : Watercolor on paper
Size: 15 x 11 inches
Reference photo : by Satyabrat Mohapatra

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one's weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sravanbelagola temple

 Sarvanbelagola Temple
Watercolor on paper
Size: 22 x 16 inches

Sarvanbelagola is located in Hassan district of Karnataka. This is a pilgrimage destination for Jainism. This is also famous for the statue of Bahubali.
This photo is taken by husband during our recent visit to Hassan. I loved the light and shadow pattern in this and tried to capture that in my painting.
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

A Divine talk

A Divine Talk
Watercolor on paper
15" x 11"

I have started loving  with these old architectural buildings. We will find a lot in India. The architecture of India is rooted in its history and culture. This is from a photo reference taken by my friend Vijay. Thanks to him for allowing me to paint this. I love the light, shadow and the reflection on this.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The serenity of Hampi

Title: The serenity of Hampi
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 22" x 16"

Earlier I did few charcoal sketches of Hampi based on the photo taken during my visit to Hampi. This one I did from one the sketch I did earlier. Hope you like it. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Blue bird

Watercolor painting on paper

A small painting, practicing soft texture, I used wet in wet technique to get this texture.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Outdoor painting at Nrityagram

Cottage at Nrityagram

Stonewall at Nrityagram

On july 17th sunday I had visited Nrityagram along with pencil jammers. Its a beautiful place. There are lot of things to paint. I could manage to do two watercolor sketches. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Visit with fellow artists

Last sunday I visited Vistar with my fellow pencil jammers, its a hub of  socio-cultural and environmental consciousness. Its a beautiful and peaceful place.  As soon as we entered the campus we met Fancoise, a lovely woman and an iconic doll maker. Her dolls are inspired from  Indians day to day life or based on social issues.  We all visited her doll exhibit. Each doll has a story to tell. She also shared her story behind making this iconic dolls.

I loved all the dolls, Each doll tells an untold story about issues which is quite common on our current society. Among them one doll took my attention, a woman with needle and cloth ("Burst of light"). I tried to capture it in my sketchbook. Made one quick sketch of it.

I made a sketchbook for plein air sketching/painting. What a beautiful place to start the painting in it :-)

One more water-colour sketch.

We had a lovely day Few photos taken during the visit

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Floral paintings



 Two paintings. Start painting again almost after 3 to 4 months. Feeling so good to start again. Its rainy day in bangalore. Lots of moisture in the air. takes lots of time to dry, its a different experience. Hope to paint and post regularly.
Happy Painting!

Thursday, February 25, 2016



Watercolor on paper
A3 size 


Watercolor on paper
A4 size

I did this painting with still life setup. Though I thought it is a good composition but in the middle of painting I didn't like. But I completed the painting. I need to work more on still life composition.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Rusty Kerosene lamp

A4 size
Watercolor on handmade paper

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Workshop by Maestro Milind Mulick

Demo : Wet on wet

Outdoor demo
UB city

Demo: Wet in wet glazing

Portrait Demo by Milind Mulick

I made the portrait of Milind sir and took his autograph on this. 

Some selfie moments with friends

With Milind sir

My Dream came true. Last week I took 2 days workshop with watercolour artist Milind Mullick. I had a great time. Not only I just love watching him paint, but got to learn lot of things from him. I started learning watercolour following his books, I like the way he teaches and share the knowledge in very simplified way. It was a great opportunity to attend his workshop and learn from him. Thank u so much Milind sir!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Hampi sketches

I had been to Hampi in the month of Dec 2015.  Its a beautiful historical place in northern Karnataka. It is the former capital of Vijyanagar Dynasty, which is now can be seen as ruins. It is one of the most beautiful place just with the ruins.

I made some sketches of Hampi after reaching home. I tried little differently. Used charcoal powder and compressed charcoal. Its very fun to do.

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Boy with cycle wheel

This is the continuation of kids game series. The boy with cycle wheel. This usually seen in rural villages of india. Sometimes I really wonder how they find the joy and happiness in simple unnoticeable objects.

Hope u are liking this series. Thanks for visiting!