Sunday, October 22, 2017

Heading Home

A typical rural scene in South India, where the cows are taken for grazing, while grass is cut and collected, and in the evening all walk back home. Watercolour 80/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10in #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #landscape #ruralindia #villagescene

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Shimmering Sea

Shimmering Sea, a first attempt to paint this perspective with the horizon way above the subject and enjoyed it thoroughly. watercolour 79/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10in from a reference photograph on the net #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #seascape #beach

Foggy Walk



Foggy Walk. A study of foggy roads By combining two reference pics. Watercolour 78/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in #watercolour#watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #fog#landscape

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Happy Deepavali

Deepavali is a festival of lamps, though traditionally fireworks also go along with it. Watercolour 77/100on handmade paper 10 x 14 in, painted from reference pic on the internet
#watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #diwali #deepavali #portraitpainiting

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Breathe Fresh

A south indian paddy field along with the farmer' huts. I wanted to bring out the fresh and crisp air surrounding this scene and the lush green fields. Watercolour 76/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #paddyfields #ricefield

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunrise Bliss

At times you fall in love with a scene as soon as you see it, be it a pic or in real life. The washes and the colours had to merge to achieve harmony and create the bliss that i visualised while painting. :-) Watercolour 75/100 on handmade paper A4. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #seascape

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Deluge

In the northeast of India torrential rains often cause the rives to overflow and flood the paddy fields. Such scenes are also common in Kerala. I was reminded of the oft seen view before landing at Silchar (Kumbigram) airport in Assam. From a reference pic from the internet. Watercolour 74/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Friday, October 13, 2017

Shepherd's spot

A shepherd with his goats at a scenic locale. Watercolour 73/100 on handmade paper 10 x 7 in, #watercolor #watercolour #artbymra #aquarelle #landscape

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Off to Work

A family off to work in the morning walking along the embankment.  watercolour on handmade paper 72/100 size 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Red Carnation

Red Carnation flowers Study in watercolours on handmade paper, watercolour challenge 71/100 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #carnationflower #carnation

Respite

Respite. Few taking shelter under the tree by the roadside. Watercolour on handmade paper A4 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra#landscape

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Holy Basil

It is not without reason that Tulasi (Holy Basil) is revered across India and worshiped daily in many places. I have painted a SouthIndian rural house in Tamilnadu, where clothes are hung to dry and is used as a cleansing area. Watercolour on handmade paper 70/100 A4 size. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #ruralindia

Almond Blossoms

Almond Blossoms, Kashmir from a reference photograph on internet. The first time i saw the almond trees was when i landed in Awantipur long time ago and the image of the beautiful sight  is still etched in my memory :-) Watercolour challenge 69/100 on handmade paper A4 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Monday, October 9, 2017

Cliff Hanger

Been fascinated with places with boats around cliffs. Painted from a reference photograph on the internet with colours and waves adapted from a painting by artist Joseph Zbukvic. watercolour challenge 68/100 on handmade paper A4 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle#fishingboat #artbymra

LCH

On the occasion of Airforce day, a tribute to all air warriors and their families. Light Combat Helicopter at AeroIndia. Watercolour 67/100 on handmade paper 20 x14in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra#indianairforce #lightcombathelicopter #LCH

Shore Temple

Shore Temple, Mahabalipuram near Chennai. A beautiful architectural temple that has withstood many Tsunamis. Watercolour challenge 66/100 on handmade paper A4 #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra#mahabalipuram #shoretemple Have a nice weekend

Kufri Snow Point

Kufri, near Shimla in India. Time to brush in some snow,  :-)
Watercolour 65/100 on handmade paper A4. #watercolour #watercolor#aquarelle #artbymra #shimla #landscape

Armed ALH

Armed Advanced Light Helicopter of India, flying over desert terrain. Watercolour challenge 63/100 on hand made paper A3 #aquarelle#watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #rudra #alh #HAL

Bougainvillea (Paper Flower)

Bougainvillea (Paper Flower). painted from a photograph taken at golf course. Water colour 62/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in #watercolor#watercolor #aquarelle #bougainvillea #artbymra

Morning Toil

Paddy field being prepared for transplantation...water colour 62/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle#artbymra #landscape

Lone Date Palm

Lone Date palm. After harvest time. Happy Dusshera! Watercolour 59/100 on handmade paper 14x10 in #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra #wheatfields #landscape #sunset

Vintage Bungalows

Vintage Railway Bungalows from my train window, during yesterday's trip from Bangalore to Chennai. watercolour challenge 58/100 on handmade paper size A4 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Divine Waters

Divine Waters. Offerings early morning on the steps by the riverside. watercolour challenge 57/100 on handmade paper A4 #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

MG Road Metro Station

Ever since i saw this pic on the net, i have been wanting to paint it, finally.... :-) Watercolour challenge 55/100 on Canson Montreal 300gsm #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #nammametro #cityscape #urbanscape

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Palm Fields

Palm Fields, Is it gonna rain? Watercolour challenge 54/100 on handmade paper A4, #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #landscape #palmtrees

Lone Yatch

Lone Yatch, in pursuit of the glorious sun.   watercolour on handmade paper A4 size.  #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #yatch #sunset

Friday, September 22, 2017

Three Blooms

Painting flowers after ages, a real challenge to get out of my comfort zone of Landscapes, cityscapes and portraits. Hope you all like it :-) Watercolour challenge 52/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #whiterose #rose #flowers

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Happy Navrathri (9 nights)

 Painting from a reference pic from the newspaper. Depicts the doll exhibition on steps that is set up for these 9 days in South Indian households. Watercolour challenge 51/100 on handmade paper A3 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra#navrathri #dushera

Grazing Meadows

This has been painted from a reference photograph from the net. Watercolour challenge 50/100 on handmade paper A3 #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #landscape

Rhododendron2

This is a portrait study from a photograph. Watercolour challenge 49/100 on A4 fabriano 300gsm. #watercolour #watercolor#aquarelle #artbymra #portrait

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ulsoor Lake 2

A landmark lake next to MEG centre in Bangalore, where there is park, boating facility and walking track around the lake. Watercolour challenge #48/100 on handmade paper 11 x 8 in, #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra #ulsoorlake #halasuru

Pink Horizon

The eastern sky is a riot of colour in the morning these days, watercolour challenge 47/100 on handmade paper 11 x 8 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #pinkclouds #sunrise

Friday, September 15, 2017

Vidhana Soudha 2

One of the most marvellous architectural delight of Bangalore, the state capital. Watercolour challenge 46/100 on handmade paper 22 x 15 in #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra #vidhanasoudha #bangalore #urbanscape

Green Line

My first trip on green line in Bangalore 'Namma Metro'--Our Metro. The clean well lit Banashankari Station was a delightful sight. Watercolour (study) challenge 45/100 on cartridge paper 14 x 10in, #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra #nammametro#bangaloremetrorail

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Majestic Conifers

Always been fascinated with the hills, the smell of pines and the lush greenery. Watercolour challenge 44/100 on handmade paper 16 x 11 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Ganges Alive

Ganges Alive, from dawn to dusk. Always a pleasure to do boat and river scenes, love the washes and the reflections in the water that throws up a surprise overtime! Watercolour challenge #43/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in, #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #ganges #sunrise

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sheep Walk

'Can we also use the road?' The winter in north india is very colourful, with mustard fields, haze and shepherds tending their sheep....:-). Water colour challenge 42/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10in #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #shepherd #ruralindia

Rhododendron



A quick Portrait study to check composition and colour with just brush and colours :-) Watercolour challenge #41/100 on sketch book A5 #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #portrait #artbymra

Celebrating Rain

During rains the Bangalore roads look beautiful, drenched with water and reflection from all types of vehicles! watercolour challenge #40/100 on campap 300gsm, 12 x 9 in, #watercolour #urbanscape #cityscape #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra

Friday, September 8, 2017

Take a Break

It time to take break, lunch has arrived. An oft seen sight where the lady brings in lunch to the household males toiling on the fields. Watercolour challenge 39/100 on handmade paper 11 x 8 in, #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #fields #ploughing #landscape

Sunrise Walk

Its is so refreshing to take a walk in the beach during sunrise, with sun peaking through clouds..a welcome morning. Watercolour challenge 38/100 on handmade paper 11 x 8 inch #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #sunrise #beach #seascape

Vizag Harbour

This is painting from a reference pic of Vizag Harbour.  Watercolour challenge 37/100 on handmade paper 11 x 8 in, #watercolour #watercolor #vizag #harbour #vishakapatnam #artbymra

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fragrant Field

Fragrant Field. Nostalgic memories of my childhood visits to my village draws me to such scenes. The fragrance of paddy fields still linger with me. Watercolour challenge 36/100 on hand made paper 11 x 8 in #watercolor #watercolour #aquarelle #artbymra #paddyfield #ricefield #village #landscape

 On the occasion of teachers day....

A big tribute to all Masters/artists from whom i have learnt innumerable tips that has helped me cherish and enjoy watercolour painting


Milind Mulick from whom i learnt the deftness of rigger and his incredible palette management with basic colours with different brushes
Amit Kapoor  from who i learnt the speedy washes with single mops with his characteristic mix of blues, reds, Yellow/greens and the furtive fast finishing white and black highlight
Bijay Biswaal from who i learnt the power of fast brush strokes and his famous wet platform and the distinctive warm siennas and cool ultramarines and magentas
Ramesh Jhawar from who i learnt patient multiple washes, and the power of light and shadows and choose subjects such as flower, fruit vendors and the ubiquitous bicycle!

A big thank you!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Bharatnatyam Danseuse.

 
Bharatanatyam dance is so full of energy, and the expressions keeps you awestruck. Portrait watercolour study on 130 gsm paper, 8 x 6 in. watercolour challenge 35/100. #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #portrait #aquarelle #bharatanatyam
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