Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pratap Series No7

A tribute and farewell to IAF Mi-8 helicopters. A view from the cockpit of No.3 during a heliborne mission. Watercolor on handmade paper 20 x 14 in. #watercolor #watercolour #artbymra #mi8 #mi8hip #formationflying #heliborneoperations

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pratap Series No6

Farewell tribute to Mi-8s. IAF Mi-8 helicopter taking off from the deck of Thuleland in 1991. Reference photograph taken by me during the 11th Indian Scientific Antarctic expedition in 1991. Watercolour on handmade paper 20 x 14 in. #watercolor #watercolour #artbymra #mi8 #mi8hip #antarctica #seascape

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pratap Series No5

A tribute and farewell to Mi-8 helicopters of the IAF. Para drop and free drop are one of the most challenging and thrilling missions undertaken by this helicopter and its successors. Watercolour on handmade paper 22 x 15 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #mi8 #mi8hip #landscape

Blue Thunder

A bold approach to watercolours as part of last weekend Bijay Biswaal workshop. The strong pigments still retained their transparency. Watercolour on A3 size handmade paper. #watercolor #watercolour #artbymra #landscape #aquarelle #aquarela

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Vintage Railway Yard

Vintage Railway Yard. A painting i made as part of a Bijay Biswaal workshop organised by Coloring India Foundation in Bangalore. watercolor on handmade paper 300gsm 22 x 15 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pratap Series No.4

A tribute to Mi-8 helicopters in IAF. Watercolour on handmade paper 15 x 11 in from a reference photograph taken in 1992. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #mi8 #milhip

State Central Library, Bangalore

Plein Air in the morning at Cubbon Park. Watercolour on handmade paper 15 x 11 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #cubbonpark #statecentrallibrary

Friday, November 24, 2017

Mall Road (Shimla)

A picturesque state capital nestled in the Himalayas: Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh, India.Watercolour from a reference photograph, on handmade paper 22 x 15in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #shimla #mallroad

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

#3 Pratap Series


#3 Pratap Series, Tribute to Mi-8s of IAF. Night flying is one of the most exhilarating experience for a pilot. Sometimes, flying starts during dusk and continues into night. Watercolour on handmade paper 15 x 11 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #mi8 #indianairforce

Monday, November 20, 2017

Rolling Hills & Meadows

Love these horizon scenes a lot..where from ground or from air! Watercolour on 300gsm Campap paper #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela

Friday, November 17, 2017

#2 Pratap Series

Tribute to the workhorse Mi-8. Salon-VIP Version, adapted from two pics on internet. Watercolour 15 x 11 in on Indian handmade paper, #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #mi8

Stunning Sunset

Sunset over one of the beaches on the west coast of India. Watercolour on Campap 300gsm A4. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

#1 Pratap (Mi-8)


As Indian Air Force Mi-8 helicopters bid farewell to the blue skies next month, my tribute the work horse is a series of paintings starting with this one. Watercolour on handmade paper #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sublime Reflections

Ulsoor Lake (3) ,Water colour of the Ulsoor lake near MEG centre in Bangalore. The small islands and their reflection are a real treat to the eye. Handmade 440gsm paper 22 x15in #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #ulsoorlake #bangalore

Monday, November 13, 2017

Plein Air @CKP

Plein-Air @CKP Chitrakala Parishath Bangalore, with some variation to the building. Watercolour on campus 300gsm fine grain paper A4. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #chitrakalaparishath #pleinair

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Vishakapatnam Beach 2

Vishakapatnam Beach 2, Dolphins Nose, watercolour on 400gsm handmade paper 22 x 15 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dal Lake

Watercolour challenge 100/100 (day 100) on handmade paper 14 x10 inch of the picturesque Dal lake.#watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela #dallake

Tea Garden

A majestic tea factory in the enchanting hills, surrounded by tea garden, silver oaks and eucalyptus. Watercolour challenge 99/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #watercolorist #watercolorartist #watercolorpainting #aquarela

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kukarahalli Lake

Kukarahalli lake ,  located in Mysuru, India, this beautiful lake is home to exotic birds (176 species) which includes some migratory birds from Siberia. Watercolour 98/100 on 400gsm handmade paper #watercolor #watercolour #watercolorist #watercolorartist #aquarelle #aquarela #artbymra #kukarahallilake #mysuru #landscape

Monday, November 6, 2017

Closer Look

A Closer Look, at the Bougainvillea. You see how supple the flowers are, ready to dance and sway in the breeze. Watercolour challenge 97/100 on handmade paper 10 x 14 in, from a reference photograph sent to me. #watercolour #watercolor #watercolorpainting #watercolorartist #artbymra #bougainvillea

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pristine Beach

Love the beach scenes with the blues, green and the warm browns. Watercolour 96/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in, 400gsm #watercolor #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #beach#pugonbeach

Wild Cosmos

A dabble with pinks for these Wild Cosmos in a hazy background. Watercolour 95/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in, 400gsm. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #cosmosflower #cosmos#flowerpainting

Bylane

A plein air painting on a Sunday Morning at a by lane off Avenue Road, Bangalore. Watercolour 94/100 on handmade paper 400gsm 10 x 14in #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #urbanscape #cityscape

Friday, November 3, 2017

Stone Alley

An enchanting rural Indian scene with stone alleys and lush greenery. I liked this scene for the early morning light and the light mist. Watercolour 93/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolor #watercolour #artbymra #aquarelle #landscape #ruralindia

Riverside Dawn

A painting of a riverside dawn from a scene on the TV. Watercolour 92/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #landscape

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Two Palms

A typical scene from rural Tamilnadu paddy fields, where Palmyra palm trees are in abundance. I cherish nostalgic memories of having this juicy pulpy Palmyra fruit every vacation at my native village. Watercolour 91/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #palmyrapalm #palmyra #palm

Carnations 2
























I painted 2 red carnations to get the composition right. As the size was 13 x 25 inch the composition was a challenge. Watercolour 89/100 on cartridge paper and 90/100 on hand made 400 gsm paper. #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #aquarelle #carnation #flowers

Mahishasura

This is the statue of Mahishasura, outside the temple in Chamundi hills, who was slayed by Chamundi the deity residing inside the temple.  Chamundi hills is in Mysore, and the name was derived from Mahishasuru. A card invite i made for Karnataka day celebrations. Watercolour 88/100 on handmade paper. #watercolour #watercolor #artbymra #mahishasura #chamundihills

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Snow Walk

Always like the light bouncing off the snow, and it gets better with morning sunlight :-). Watercolour 87/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #snowscape #sunrise

Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal (gift of forest in tamil language) is a summer retreat nestled in the forest hills of Tamilnadu, India. Watercolour 86/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape #kodaikanal

Friday, October 27, 2017

Farmland

Farmland. An imaginary landscape with elements and colours adapted from Joseph Zbukuvic's work. Watercolour 85/100 on handmade paper 14 x 10in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lone Yacht 2

I painted this from a reference WhatsApp good morning forward. Watercolour 84/100on handmade paper #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #seascape #yacht

My Karnataka

A painting for a school project to celebrate Karnataka day.  Nandi statue on Chamundi hill near Mysore and Jog Falls. Watercolour 83/100 on cartridge paper imperial size.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

White Daisies

I liked this arrangement with the blurred glass window in the background and the white daisies in the sparkling glass flower vase. Painted from a reference picture. watercolour 82/100 on handmade paper 10 x 14 in. #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #daisies #daisy

Morning Violets

A watercolour (81/100) study on cartridge paper #watercolour #watercolor #aquarelle #artbymra #landscape

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
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