Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Gateway- II

     This is another picture of the waters near Gateway of India. This is evening time when the ferries are docking up after a long day. This is one side which generally comes in the shadows and the setting sun leaves interesting reflections. Tried to catch this difficult moment. Don't know how successful I was. Personally I feel I overdid it in a few places.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Water Lilies- III

     Water lilies are a favourite subject with many an artist. I am no exception. This is a third one on my blog! On one of my routine morning walks in a park close to my home had clicked a picture and decided to paint it. It was a quick work and loved doing it.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gateway of India.

    The Gateway of India was a monument built during the British rule in India. Earlier it used to be a crude jetty used by fishermen of the area. It was renovated and this structure built, to make it befitting for prominent people to land. The structure used to be the first thing to be seen by visitors coming to Mumbai by boat. Now it is overshadowed by sky scrapers all around. The waters are choked with variety of boats. Catamarans and flashy yachts compete with age old ferries for space. The huge ships entering and exiting Mumbai harbor dominate all of them. But in the end it is peaceful co existence for all.
     A week end trip of water color painting. Was not entirely happy but then.....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

His Holiness.

     Two days back, His Holiness The Dalai Lama was in my city to deliver a talk on the eve of World Compassion Day. There could not have been a better choice. He does not preach but just speaks... speaks whatever he feels is right. When he speaks about peace, you feel the inner peace in him. When he speaks about happiness you see the joy in his eyes. He does not just represent his country and religion but speaks for the whole world. He even shows compassion towards the Chinese, who the Tibetans claim are responsible for their miseries. Wish we had more like him.
     This a portrait of the Great man done in oils on paper. Worth every minute I spent on it.