Friday, April 24, 2009

Abandoned house door

Acrylic is such a forgiving medium , can be used on almost any surface , no turpentine odor , no need to change the water number of times but then its boring as it dries up so quickly.
This I done from photo reference on mountboard

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I am just back from my holidays. I was in Kashmir with my family.
Once known as heaven on earth , this place is not the same after fifteen years of militancy. The economy here totally depends on tourism and that had taken hit during this period. The region is still beautiful but there is lack of infrastructure. Dal lake is not clean as we would have seen in old pictures. Situation is relatively peaceful now and would feel safe as we can see Army men every where you travel.

When you are on family vacation you are not expected to paint still I carried some colors and paper pad with me. These are few quick sketchy paintings done there . As I could spend hardly 15-20 minutes per painting these are more of sketches than paintings.
First two are done at Pehlgam , small village in valley and last one is in Dal Lake . These boats are called Shikara and one can hire them for Dal lake ride.
I have upl;oaded few srinagar photos on my flickr album.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

My village

This painting is done yesterday at my Village. The villages are changing .there are concrete roads, trees are vanishing and cement /tin roofs are replacing old tiled roofs.


Thursday, April 9, 2009

different views

Green spots like national park, Aarey colony are lungs of Mumbai .

This is one spot in national park Mumbai done from two different angles and two different times.First one is very recent done last Sunday and second one is done few month back. In second one I had used some salt to get that texure on tree trunk.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Madh jetty

This is done at Madh jetty in Mumbai . This is close yet far from Mumbai. If you take Ferry Boat from Versova Mumbai ( which charges only 2 rupees per person probably cheapest transport available) you will reach here in few minutes or you can spend few hours driving to this spot.

Madh is also common spot for film shoots and there some bunglows here which are rented out for shoots. I have done this painting somewhat away from actual jetty as there traffic of boats is high and before you could even draw the boat it disappeares. What you see in backdrop are Mumbai highrise buildings

Thursday, April 2, 2009


After posting few paintings I thought of posting this design I have done for my T shirt.

Its my name written in different Indian scripts. Not that I know all these scripts, Have taken help of software to type this except for the top "devnagari" script which is written with marker. Thanks to my net friends who confirmed the name is correctly written in all scripts

I am not calligrapher so have used photoshop to get desired effect.
Will send this T for printing soon .