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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