Friday, June 24, 2011


Here is one of the biggest announcements from me this year. I'll be having my first solo exhibition next month and it has been titled "Explorations of the watercolor kind". I know it sounds like the title of a sci-fi novel. But after much thoughts and deliberations I arived at this title. Here is the first poster and my thoughts below. I have also created a facebook event page here. Have a great weekend.

Explorations of the watercolor kind

"Watercolor is a restless medium - it teases the painter - sometimes with pleasant surprise, sometimes with plain frustration, all the while being extremely playful. This makes it one of the most endearing mediums, and the the process of painting becomes an exploration of possibilities, of both the known and the unknown.

This exhibition features a few select results of such explorations over the last two years, inspirations for which have been drawn from a myriad stories of travel, music, lifestyle, nostalgia, and more. "

Friday, June 17, 2011

Something new

Title - Somewhere in Deccan, Pune
Size - 13 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Title - En plein air @ Sheshadri Library
Size - 15 x 10
Medium - Watercolor on paper

I tried this new something (first one) on quiet a glossy paper. To create textures (whatever is there) I was rolling my brush on the paper. How do you think it has come off!!!!

And the second one was done last Sunday in an outdoor session at Sheshadri public library in Bangalore. I had never been to this place before. But it was a beautiful place and I loved painting there.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Somewhere in Germany

Title - Somewhere in Germany
Size - 15 x 21 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper

Okay here is the painting.. I hope you like it. It did not go according to the plan completely, but to quiet an extent.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Somewhere in Germany.. in progress

I saw this picture in newspaper last week and thought of painting it.. I made a line drawing and then a value sketch. The painting is in progress. Till I complete the painting I hope you enjoy this.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

November morning

Title - November Morning
Size - 11 x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Photo by - Satyesh

I tried this 15 minutes sketch which got over in 10 minutes. It was fun as I was trying to use the left over colors from my palette.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poona Trip

At Milind sir's studio - A heaven for artists

Outdoor painting at BMCC, Pune

Plein air at BMCC, Pune

Great lunch at Mathura restaurant

Satyesh shooting the scarlet minivet

With Gajanan, Sanjeev, Ravi, Kaka and Shailesh at Shantiniketan (canteen under the Banyan tree), Pune university

Plein air at Pune university

Last week I had been to Poona/Pune for 4 days. I met up with the maestro Milind sir and some other really awesome artists over there. It was great interacting with Milind sir and going through hoards of his work in his studio. I also managed to see him in action in studio and outdoors and it was very inspiring.

I also met up with some other great artists like Sanjeev Joshi, Shailesh Meshram, Gajanan Kashalkar, Ravi Songirkar, Kaka and enjoyed their hospitality at Pune university where I joined them for an outdoor painting session.

I also went for a birdwatching session with two wild life lovers Satyesh and Siddharth, and it was great fun. We did manage to spot some 25 different kind of birds that day.

It was really a great trip and wish to be back there soon. Here are some pictures of the trip and some en plein air paintings I manged to do there.