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.


Carol Blackburn said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time, Prabal.....thanks for sharing with us. :)

Crystal Cook said...

Well that's just plain awesome Prabal. :) Looks like a great time! And I do love your plein air works, especially the bottom one.

Studio at the Farm said...

What a completely perfect trip!! And you two plein air paintings are great!

Lydie said...

A wonderful trip with beautiful meetings. Thanks for charing.

V. Deshmukh said...

Wow man! I am so jealous!

Ramesh Jhawar said...

A great trip! Such trips are always inspiring! I'm so happy for you...I really missed the wonderful opportunity :)

Dipti said...

wow its really a great trip... Love ur plein air paintings...

Prabal said...

Carol, Crystal, S@TF, Lydie, Dipti,
Yes it was a great trip. And thanks for your comments on my paintings.

I appreciate your jealousy. :)

Yes it was very inspiring. Next time we can plan one trip together.

Kathy said...

I left a message but it didn't get posted. oh well...I will try again. Wish I could have been there with you and Milind. I bet you learned a lot and now you are on fire to paint. We will all be watching for your new masterpieces.

Meera Rao said...

Looks like a wonderful trip! What a treat to meet Milind Sir in person ! Plein air paintings are impressive.

Arti said...

You had a great time, Prabal.A nice change!

Prabal said...

Even I wish you were there. We all could have painted together and also munched on your cookies. :)
yes it was great.
Yes. :)