Monday, August 30, 2010


     After my struggle with my last work, wanted to paint something simple, something nice and bright to get the mood upbeat. Nothing to beat the lovely colours of the trees during fall. This watercolor was done from a reference photo downloaded from the net. Nothing very challenging, but the bright colors do brighten up your day and of-course your mood.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Celestial Buddha

     Some times things just do not work out the way you want them to. I had something in mind. Buddha is considered an apostle of peace. Buddhism propagates love peace and harmony. I wanted to project Buddha as a heavenly body, but try as I might, the painting did not turn out the way I wanted it to. After several hiccups, this is what emerged.  I am not happy with the result but am still posting it here. After all it is a part of my journey with colors.

Friday, August 20, 2010


     I am not an abstract expressionist but am an admirer of Jackson Pollock. I find his work and his technique really interesting. Wanted to give it a try. The result is in front of you all. This canvas was not touched by brush or by any other instrument for that matter. The entire painting was done by spattering or pouring paint. The branches of the tree and signatures were done by pouring through a paper cone! Am posting another close-up showing the details of a section.

Thoroughly enjoyed doing this. Believe me, my friends also joined me in splashing paint all over the canvas! A small experiment .... a lot of satisfaction!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Times Square

     I was generally bored with painting my usual landscapes, or as Ron Morrison says 'Landscraping'. Was looking for something different. My friend AD Roy had just returned from the US and was literally forcing me to see all the photographs he had clicked. This picture of The Times Square, 42nd street, New York caught my attention. I had never painted a night scene in watercolors. Decided to go ahead and give it a try. This made my friend AD also happy and I could get rid of him for some time (pun intended). I believe, he is ready and waiting with his next set of pics!

Monday, August 9, 2010


     Have been really fascinated by calm waters. The blue waters and white sands of Mombasa were a real treat to the eyes and therapy to the soul. Pastels, water colors and then could not help but paint it in oils also. But wanted to try something different so this time I treated the subject in an abstract style. Just close your eyes and visualize the cool blue waters, the sunlight reflecting on the ripples. The water turning a magical blue green at places. The white sand peeping through the shallow waters closer shore. The only thing missing is two children playing oblivious to the surroundings ! Now open your eyes, look at the painting and tell me what you think.