Monday, 26 December 2011

Cool Winter Morning

Cool Winter Morning, Watercolour on Paper, (10.5" x 14")

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and is looking forward to a great year ahead. I too had a great time, especially with the plum cakes my Christian friends shared with me :)

I did this from a small sketch I made in Nagpur. Comments and critiques please.

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Moving out of my Comfort Zone

Sitabuldi Market (from Regal Talkies Side), Watercolour on Paper, (14" x 10.5")

Townscapes and cityscapes have never been my cup of tea. So I finally decided to move out of my comfort zone and try this scene - a crowded marketplace in my hometown of Nagpur. This was an interesting experience and a great eye opener.
Thank you so much for stopping by. Your comments and critiques please.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Rampur Neighbourhood

Rampur Neighbourhood, Watercolour on Paper, (14" x 10.5")

My mothers family migrated to Nagpur from Konkan about 80 years ago (before independence).  A very small portion of their once extensive property still remains in Konkan though, with nobody to take care of it, except a small farmer who had leased the land for tilling but hasnt paid his dues for the last 25 years. Recently I had the opportunity to visit this small place. Its in a small village called Rampur. This was my first trip to Konkan.
Anyone who visits the place has to fall in love with the thatched roof houses, fields, palm and coconut trees, temples and hills ( I almost forgot the beaches). No wonder so many artists in India love making paintings of Konkan.
The above painting is of the farmhouse on my great grandpa's farm. Comments and critiques please....

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Lonely Tree

Lonely Tree, Watercolour on Paper, (14" x 10.5")

This tree stands in a very nondescript location and surely hasn't caught anyone's attention in all its years. There is nothing special about it, except that it looked so beautiful to me standing in the sun as I went jogging past it. The next day I returned to the same place and made a quick sketch. The sketch seems to me to be much better than this painting. I will surely paint this one again, hoping to be more successful.
All comments and critiques are welcome. Thank you all for stopping by and reading my blog.

P.S. The problem with followers seems to have sorted itself out :)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Problem with my blog!

I woke up today and found that all my friends / followers on blogger have gone. When I signed in I could see 11 followers on my dashboard, but when I view my blog it still says "1 follower" which is me :(.
I hope this problem is only temporary and not very serious.
Have you also seen anything like this happen to your blog? Please let me know guys if there is any solution to this.
Thank you.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Fresh Greens

Fresh Greens, Watercolour on Paper, (10.5" x 14")

Thanks again to everyone for joining my blog. I did this landscape in about 30 mins (including drawing) last evening.
Please leave your comments and critiques. They are all most helpful.
Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Andaman Morning

Andaman Morning, Watercolour on Paper, (13.5" x 10")

Welcome to my new blog. I shall be posting my finished works on this blog henceforth.
This is a small watercolour I made from a photograph of Andaman Islands.

All critiques and comments are most welcome.
Thank you all for dropping by.

Friday, 2 December 2011


Hello Friends, welcome to my new blog. For posts prior to this one please follow the link
thank you so much for stopping by.