Thursday, January 21, 2010


This was inspired by many such park paintings by Milind Mulick. This was kind of tough with most of the area in shadow and only a small portion in light. Not really happy with this, but not disappointed also. I need a name for this painting. Any suggestions??

Saturday, January 16, 2010

An Experimental weekend

flower study watercolorThis weekend happened to be very experimental in nature. I hardly do flowers (have done it only once before). The complexity of form and colors of flowers scare me. And on Saturday for a change I did some flowers from a live setup with PC. Idea was that of PC. I was not able to simplify what I was seeing and was getting caught up in the details. It took about 3 hours to complete it (with a break of about an hour in between because of power failure) and had a lot to learn from the experience.

ripples watercolorIn the second painting which was done on Friday I wanted to capture the ripples in the pond. After looking at some photographs I kind of got an idea about the characteristics, but could not translate it on to the paper. I think I'll give it a fresh try after some days.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maausi in acrylic

'Maausi' in my mother tongue means aunt. In general you can address any elderly woman as 'maausi' and this word has a very sweet emotion attached to it.

This woman's face may have hardened over the years because of the hardships she has gone through, but just call her 'maausi' once and see her softer side come alive.

p.s. This is my first acrylic painting.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fresh start

First of all a very happy 2010 to everyone. And thank you everyone for your direct or indirect help, support, encouragement, criticism, inspiration, appreciation and wishes. I have had a great time here last year and now looking forward to another great year.

I have been on a long break and this is the first painting I have done in this new year. I felt a bit rusty while doing this painting. Every year the farmer has to gear up and start afresh to grow his crops, irrespective of what has happened in the previous year. Its a fresh start for me too and I hope to do a lot in the coming year.