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. http://www.flickr.com/photos/p_ajay_p


sanjeev joshi said...

yes ajay nice sketchy effect in your paintings.Snow is also shown nicely.!!keep it up.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Nice colorful sketches,Ajay!

Art with Liz said...

You've made them look really beautiful Ajay - what a pity modernism has to destroy beauty!

William F. Renzulli said...

One of the rewards for being away from the blogs is that I get to catch up and see all the delightful work of my favorite watercolor artists.

Ajay Patil said...

Thanks Ramesh.
Sanjeev- I should take tips or two from you about quick painting. In this trip I wished i could paint faster
Liz- Sad but true its fallout of modernization.
William- Guess thats the best compliement