Sunday, September 26, 2010

green to blue

Another attempt to capture the sun rays peaking through the clouds... the change of colours from green to blue is fascinating. Played around with water on the foreground fields...water colour on paper 29 X21 inch

Saturday, September 18, 2010


After a long time I tried out soft pastels! the picture i saw of this teen age sensation made me sit up and try out the soft pastels...had some problems with the colours vanishing (a bit) when the fixative was sprayed...but the experience was enjoyable!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


these yellow lilies arrived at our home day-before and could not resist painting them live! It's been a long time since I painted flowers and now I am reminded that it's not that easy......

Monday, September 6, 2010

new life

the myriad of colours and reflection that throws up when paddy is transplanted is something to remember forever!  mostly in India this is done by women.. the water logged fields and the young green paddy saplings and lastly the unspoken race to the finish line..... 30 X 22 inch water colour on paper!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


It's such a treat to the eyes to trace a meandering river in a scenery and to paint it is  much more fun! Water colour on paper 30 X20 inch.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

ray walk

the morning sun's rays seeping through the trees...the green and the greys fascinated me...water colour on paper 30 X 22  inch.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

green ride

 a bullock cart ride through the green foliage, very common in villages in India.  Was always fascinated with the bullock cart and enjoyed it when we used to visit my native village. Tried my hand at depicting the shadows and the light! Water colour on paper 30X22 inch.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

lu cha:绿茶

I was interested in the sun peeping through the trees and the distant fog.  The tea gardens are a breathtaking sight filled with so much of life.   The tea gardens in the valley could have been a shade darker. Lu Cha is the chinese word for green tea! Water Colour on paper 29 X21inch.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

lake life!

the ducks in the lake and their reflections....I was thrilled to see the webbed feet of the duck..rarely depicted in scenes!  It was challenging to do this, but enjoyed the experience!  The water could have been better though...Water colour on paper 29 X21 inch

Monday, July 26, 2010

liliac roller

On my trip to Delhi I came across this bird "liliac-breasted roller" in a magazine...couldnt stop myself from painting the bird and the thorned bush with watercolours and some oil pastels.  Mixed media 21 X 14 inch.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

stone roofs

Planned to paint the stone roof houses in Himachal, but could not find the photograph I clicked picked this picture from a web site which was about a trek to Rupin pass! I was not very impressed with my foreground work, but had fun painting the water colour. 29 X 21inch.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kumbhi Lake!

Kumbhigram, the airport of Silchar in Assam has a man-made lake where I used enjoy my boating. The hanging dark clouds, always threating to burst into a torrential downpour and the trees in the tea garden were a treat to watch-photograph and paint....after 4 years!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

kamzwal knights

A long forgotten image in my memory which i dug out from my collection of photographs.  The horse were grazing the high ground above Kamzwal helipad in Mizoram. The fog was a perfect background for these horses. Water colour on paper, 29X21inch, Jul 2010

sunny delight!

A newspaper photograph showing the golden glow of sun through the forest got me to pick up my brushes.  Had real fun while painting the beaten road and the smaller trees in the far end!  Water colour on paper 29X21inch, Jun 2010.


These cinnerias with their voilets, mauves and magentas were a wonderful spread against the background of my boundary wall. On the foreground are a few calendulas. Couldnt resist pulling out my Saharanpur chair to the garden and started painting in the Noida winter....water colour on paper 29X21 inch.
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