Saturday, April 30, 2011


These are the preparatory sketches for one of the most difficult paintings I am planning to do next.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Last of the backwaters

Title - Alleppy Morning
Size -20 x 25 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

So finally my backwater series ends. And this is the last painting of the series. Alleppy is a small town in Kerala. The best way to see this place is on a boat as beautiful canals run through the entire town finally connecting it to the backwaters. I plan to go back to Alleppy soon. May be I'll see you there on a boat. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

2 quick ones

Title - Abandoned house on Backwaters
Size - 14 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - En plein air on Nitin's Balcony
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Continuing my backwater series I tried to paint this quicker than I normally do. The main reason being the weather. The other ones was done plein air from the balcony of a friend's house. That too was also done real quick as I was at his place for a very short time. I intend to get back there and paint with more time in my hands someday.

I actually completely forgot that I have been given 'Vearsatile blogger award' by Resham. Thanks Resham. There were lot of rules involved. I am only going to follow one rule. That is to pass it on to a new found blogger. The last inspiring blog that I had found was that of Anuradha's. So I pass it on to her.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Backwaters continued..

Title - Lets Talk
Size - 14 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - Boat Stop
Size - 21 x 14 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Here I am again with 2 new paintings of my backwater series. I am not very happy with the way things are coming out now. But I guess they are leading me somewhere. So still some more to paint in this series.

It has become quiet hot and dry now here in Bangalore. That means paper dries really fast now a days. So you can guess how frustrating it gets some times. I think I'll have to increase my speed of painting to counter the heat. I have to adapt. That is it from my side... until next time..Take care..

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Backwater Living

Title - Backwater living
Size - 14 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

This is the painting version of the sketch that I posted about 2 weeks back. I think the spontaneity of the sketch is gone in this one. I also think a little bit of complementary in the dark shadow areas could have livened it up a bit.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Painting backwaters

Title - Alleppy twins.... Size - 14 x 21 inch.... Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - Under Repair.... Size - 14 x 21 inch.... Medium - Watercolor on paper

First of all congratulations to all Indian cricket fans on the Cricket World cup win affter 28 long years. The world cup has been keeping me busy for all these days and hence delayed posts, replies etc.

Coming back to art now.... I had been to Alleppy in Kerela a few days back and had taken a lot of pictures out there. Almost all of them had water as an element as the pictures were taken in the backwaters of Alleppy. Now I am trying to paint some of them. And I am experimenting with the water part of it. These two are the first two of those experiments. Please leave your feedback on what you feel and what could have been done better etc etc.