Tuesday, April 10, 2018

@ Ganpatipule

     I had desperately needed a break. Finally made it. This is a place called Ganpatipule. It is a small town in the Konkan district of Ratnagiri known for a very revered temple. The 400 year old idol of Lord Ganpati is said to have appeared on its own from the ground according to the local folklore. The place also has some lovely pristine beaches with white sand. The resort where we stayed itself was right next to the sea. Morning and evening strolls were a pleasure. Scuba diving and snorkelling added to the experience. Well the whole experience called for a painting. Will try and post some paintings of the scenic drive to this place as and when I manage to paint them.
     Hope you guys like the work. Have a great week ahead.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Midnight vigil @ Kolkata bylane

     This is a painting of good old Kolkata. The architecture is typical of the British era. Narrow bylanes with the old filament type yellow light. Found this picture of an old man sitting outside his house in the night probably brooding over some issue. Was an interesting subject and painted it. Hope the painting does justice to the time of the night and the sombre mood. And hope you all like it.
     Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Need a break

     I have been flying without a break for some time. Desperately need a break from the concrete jungle where I stay. While surfing through the net for a destination, I stumbled upon this pic. Forget the holiday, I decided to test a sample hand made paper which had been lying with me for a long time. It costs a fraction of some of the good brands. I found it really satisfactory for such quick sketches. Need to get more of it. 
     Happy painting every one.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

@ Boothapandi

     Boothapandi is a small hamlet in the state of Tamil Nadu. This picture is of a village temple with a canal running next to it. The lush greenery, the old structure, the desolate look, all called for a painting. One of my friends who has his roots in this place had clicked this pic. He kindly consented to let me paint it. Hope I have managed to do justice to the atmosphere and you all like it.
     Have a great week ahead with lots of happy painting.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Doodh Sagar II

     Doodh Sagar means sea of milk.  This waterfall has been aptly named as the fine misty spray it kicks up gives an impression of flowing milk. To top it all a railway line passes just below the fall. The train emerging from the mist is an amazing sight. Had painted it earlier also ( http://akspaintings.blogspot.in/2016/04/konkan-railway-doodhsagar.html )but wanted to do it in oils this time. Hope you all like it. Have a great week.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

IWS India biennale

     Well last month there was a mega water colour festival in Delhi organised by the International Watercolor Society, India. One of my paintings was also selected and exhibited. Took out time to attend the show. It was a great experience meeting and interacting with artists from around the world. There was representation from 60 countries. It was a great honour as well as a learning experience.