Friday, October 29, 2010

Poolside Party

Tried a lot of different things in this painting. The longish canvas, subject (which I thought was very cute. Thanks again to Satyesh for the picture), a little gouche with watercolor etc. And I liked it and enjoyed it. Hope you like it too. Have a good day.

Title - Poolside Party
Size - 14 x 19 inch
Medium - Watercolor and Gouche on tinted sheet
Photo - Satyesh Naik

Saturday, October 23, 2010

With or without you

A bullock cart is supposed to be pulled by bullocks. But bullocks seems to have deserted this man. So now its upto him to move his cart around. This rather peculiar moment was very well captured by Satyesh and you can see the post here. I found it really interesting and tried to focus on the man and his cart in this painting.

Title - WIth or without you
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Photo - Satyesh Naik

Somedays back Crystal cook had posted some of her high school work and dared everybody else to post theirs. Recently I got hold of the photo of one of my paintings from high school. One of my friends from school took this picture and surprised me with it. It was done when I was 13. Its oil on canvas. The canvas is quiet huge. I guess around 3 x 4 ft. I remember when I was doing this painting the canvas was as big as I was. :). This painting still hangs in the ante rooms of my school.

I had done quiet a few paintings while I was in school. I really dont know where they are hung now. I hope to keep getting pleasant surprises like this one. :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wish you all....

Hi friends. I wish you all a very happy Durga puja\Dussera. And hope this painting cheers you up too.

I am having a good time this Puja. I had been to Indian Ocean's concert yesterday and today it will be Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia and Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma together. Hope you guys are having fun too.

Title - Konkan Morning
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Photo - Satyesh Naik

Friday, October 8, 2010

Trying different stuff

Today I am posting 2 paintings in which my approach was very different compared to how I normally paint. It was a conscious attempt to break monotony in the first case and the second case the decision was taken on the fly.

This one is the outcome of the Niladri Kumar concert I had been to. I tried to paint quickly with really dark hues in an almost abstract manner. I am not sure how this has come out.

Title - The Zitarist
Size - 15 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

I started this as usual. But when I put the first wash the paper behaved very unpredictably. It also dulled the color. It was one of those defective papers that you sometimes have in a pad. So I decided to paint quickly, which is not very natural to me. I am a bit of a lazy painter. It came out better than I expected with a good likeness.

Dad's portrait - II

Monday, October 4, 2010

5 down memories

This post by my wanderer friend talks about his childhood days. But it also brought back many childhood memories of mine. There is something about small nondescript railway stations in India which becomes an integral part of the lives of people around it. To sit and spend some time in such stations is an experience that is addictive.

In this painting I was trying to paint memories. Though it is single person's memory it is no different from the memories of so many of us.

Title - 5 down memories
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Photo - Satyesh Naik