Sunday, February 13, 2011

Trees and sky

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cosmic sound...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some time off

I am standing on the crossroads. Soon I'll have to make a choice...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Saturday, March 13, 2010


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Shiva in my mind

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Ramakant Mahadeo Kuli

'Aaba' (grandpa) is what we called him. He was our guide at Pratapgad (a fort) near Satara, India. This 72 year old man was very cute, enthusiastic and a sort of babbler. Behind this facade, I felt he is an untiring, experienced, self-seeker trying to make ends meet. This effervescent person made our trip very joyful and memorable. Thanks to him.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Snow mountain closer look

A closer look at the foreground of the snow mountain.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Snow mountain

I painted one of my favorite from David Bellamy's book. Yes again :-)

Lake view

Another reference of David's

Monday, August 03, 2009

Exhibition at Pune

Hi All,

I'll have my first group exhibition this month-end at Bal Gandharva Kaladalan, Pune, India. Plan to have 2-3 works on display. Will give details later. Wish me luck.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Tree by the river

Another one that I tried from David's book...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A tribute to M.J.

Sometime soon...

As a kid I was fascinated by his dance & music like many other kids those days. I'll always remember you Michael...

Monday, July 13, 2009


Tried these two landscapes from Artist David Bellamy's book "Painting wild landscapes"

The small blob you see in the first painting is due to mixing of ultramarine in cobalt blue of two different companies. They didn't mix well and created the mess :(

Friday, July 03, 2009

Padmabhushan awardee Tyeb Mehta passes away...

Born in 1925 in Gujarat, Mehta was initially working as a film editor before he decided to pursue art. In 1952, he got a diploma from the prestigious J J School of Art in Mumbai.
Mehta became a close associate of the Progressive Arts Group, a group of artists who drew stylistic inspiration from Western Modernism, during his education at the school.
He went on to work in London for five years between 1959 and 1964 and later obtained a Rockefeller Fellowship to travel to the USA in 1968, a journey which he said had influenced his style of painting...

Source: The Statesman

ART FOREVER: Tyeb Mehta and M.F. Husain. — Photo: K. Ramesh Babu

Source: The Hindu

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The woods in snow

Here is my work on the woods scene that you can see in my previous post, this time its snowing.

Happy coloring

Watercolor on handmade paper (56 cms x 38 cms)

Friday, June 19, 2009

A road through the woods

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The lovers kiss

Friday, June 12, 2009

By the lake

Waterfall snapshot

A few sketches...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Siberian tiger!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sonmarg (Kashmir)

Friday, May 22, 2009


Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

The poet

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Panthera tigris sumatrae (the making)

The final strokes of the dark stripes were applied at the end. The surrounding area was painted green to create a feel of the wild. This completes my version of the Sumatran Tiger. 

The faint tones were then added and then the dark tones of the water were applied 

First I made a basic sketch and started with the eyes.

Watercolor on handmade paper (25 cms. x 36cms.)

Sumatran tiger is smaller than the Indian tiger. The tiger is known for its stripes, and the Sumatran tiger has stripes that are a little closer to each other than some other subspecies of tiger.

Source: The big zoo

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chinese fishing nets (Cochin, India)

Kochi or Cochin is a very important center for the spice trade attracting traders from far and wide. Some suppose that the nets were introduced by the Chinese explorer Zheng He.

Source: New world encyclopedia

Watercolor on paper (36 cms. x 25 cms.)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Do Pancchi (two birds)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Beta fish

(Charcoal powder on paper)
Also called the Siamese fighting fish.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Portrait of my dear wife. Watercolor on paper-300 gsm (24 cms. x 31.5 cms.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Trees in a far away land

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gokhale Institute- Pune

Pen on paper