Friday, December 31, 2010

Failed attempt

I try and keep my paintings simple and try acheive more by working less on it. In this painting I failed to do so IMHO. Your views please.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry x'mas and Happy new Year

Big thank you for all the support throuout year and wish everyone merry X'mas and  grand year ahead.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Paradise lake _Tawang Arunachal Pradesh India

This April  5 of us went to North east India for painting trip.
Due to heavy snow fall we were stuck near This point (which is appx 14000 ft high (world's third highest) .
We had to abndon our vehicle and return back to Dirang Valley in truck.  Just imagine- 61 KM in truck on  dificult mountain road  filled with snow.   Next day morning it was clear day and we  were able to make it to Tawang. This painting is done  from photograph and  brings back those "scary memories"

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Krishna River ghaat -Menvali Maharashtra

30x22 inches watercolor on paper.
This is the  place  where many movies like Swades and some comercials are  shot.
I had done few paintings at this place about 2 years back however this one is from  photo reference.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all my friends and fellow bloggers.
I am on vacation and may not be able to respond to comments and mail for sometime.

Monday, October 11, 2010


These are National Park Mountains as seen from my 12th floor apartment. when I posted this on FB one of my freind said I must be kiddin.. to which my reply was ",This is what I see every morning; I conveniently do not see towering buildings around it :) "
Watercolor on paper appx 30x10 inches

Saturday, October 2, 2010

old house

old wada @vasai.
Its end of rainy season and will resume outdoor paintings starting 2mrw. wish me luck

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Had done this a month back and few of you might have seen this on FB. Some how nowadays I end up posting more frequently on FB than  here.

 Do visit blog Journey called  --- by Wandere
The recent post carries lovely   poem "the tale of raindrops" based  on my painting the pond.
thankq Wanderer

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Goan Hotel Villa

Been busy this month and not much of painting. This Wk I was at Goa to attend business convention for three days. As usual no time for paintings and did this small sketchy one during one lunch break

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Season of Wet in Wet

Monsoon is perticularly problem for many watercolorist. Paper remains damp for longtime after washes but then in some paintings it can be used to your advantage.

This full emperial size wet in wet is done from multiple photos as reference. Guess i succeded in creating mood by using wet in wet washes without adding much details :). As paper remained wet for long, did it in breaks and took me unusulaly loner time almost 4 hours

Friday, July 16, 2010


raindrops - in lake

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Jawhar Mountains

Visited Jawhar-lesser known hill station near Mumbai few wks back . When I posted this painting on FB someone said its very different than my regular paintings. So posting it here for your comments.

I have also added this painting and few more paintings to my recent work section on my website

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mumbai Magic

watercolor on papaer 22x30 inches

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


just quick simple 20 min watercolor. (appx 9*18 inches_ house in Thane district, Mharashtra ,India.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My family portrait

I don't like to paint oil for simple reason that I do not like smell of turpentine and hate cleaning brushes. I hhave hardly used oils in my life but when I had to paint my own family then oil was only option :). this forgiving medium is obvious choice when you have to paint 3 faces

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Had done same spot few months back and tried it again today.

This is in from Chena Village close to Mumbai. Those who know Mumbai,its on Thane,Ghodbinder road

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Website

Happy to announce launch of my website. I keep posting here on my blog, on FB and various sites , so thought it would be good to have my own site where I can put together few pages together and call it my internet home :). I am not a designer so while building this site kept layout and navigation simple instead of some jazzy stuff. Do visit, give me feedback and visit frequently for updates . Appreciate if there are any suggestions or broken links reported

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Bull

Acrylic on canvas board

Friday, April 16, 2010

woods are lovely

Its very hot and humid and its better to do paintings in comfort of home this season :)

Full size painting done from Photo reference. When I say reference , it's not just copy of photo but try and get that painterely feel. Mnay a times its done from multiple photos . This one is from rerence photos of live root bridge near Cherapunji.Once basic drawing is done I hardly look at original photo and paint as if its done in plein air.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Wada @ Menvali

Had not done any structure for many days so tried this from photograph.
This is one famous wada at menavali which was residance of nana Fadnvis , diplomat from Peshwa days.
This painting was my attempt to paint some basic washes and going back to basic "KISS - keep it simple stupid" mantra. hope I have kept it simple :)

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Pure water in pure watercolors :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

few more from North East India

dirang dzong - dzong is monastery with old fort like construction with bricks home inside

Huts @ Assam. Huts in this area are rather tall

Friday, March 26, 2010

North east India trip

Just back from very beautiful Noth east India. Travelled to Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Cherapunji with group of artists. Hills , valleys, snow capped mountains, sanctuaries, rivers Snow fall ( and getting stuck)Enjoyed every moment of it( especially painting done from open jeep @kaziranga sanctuary)Thanks to Border Roads Organisation we have motorable roads in this overly neglected part of India.
Few good paintings and lost of learning was the outcome

Monday, March 1, 2010

Temple bells

This is sort of composition than outdoor painting. Y'day we went to a small old temple for painting but could not get good light. Saw a small bell and composed this painting around it imagining 4 bells . small and quick painting

Sunday, February 14, 2010

boating lake

14th Feb , what better location than this boating lake ---. Happy Valentine's day

Sunday, February 7, 2010

aboli flowers

I do not know what these flowers are called in English for that matter in any other language . The are "aboli" common flowers in Konkan, Mharashtra.

(Scientific Name : Crossandra infundibuliformis. Family : Acanthaceae)

Y'day was bit hot and avoided going out anywhere and ended painting this small floral in backyard at my native place.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

tarpa player

Tarpa dance which is played to the tune of a wind instrument "Tarpa". This is the dance performed by Warli ( adivasi tribe in Thane district, Maharashtra) during harvest season/diwali. I have tried to use warli painting style painting and design approach to composition.

I really need a critique on this and comments on the areas to improve as I am planning to do a series of some figurative painting (which i am not good at :( ) on Maharashtra folk dances

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

walk with me

Full emeperial sizew watercolor on paper. Had done half size at location, walkway towards Mahatma Gandhi Memorial at National Park Mumbai. This bigger painting done with same reference.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Adivasi homes

This is adivasi pada in national park-Mumbai . Full emperial plein air watercolor on paper

Monday, January 11, 2010


Tried to paint this with bold simple strokes. To keep it simple used Cansan Montval paper which I find dificult to go over more than two washes and that one limitation I tried to use it to my advantage. Tried to be quick but this took little more time (almost an hour)than expected.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Wai Ghat

Damle Ghat, Wai /Krishna river.. the very spot made famous by Milind Mulick Sir. I had done same spot few months back on location and this is done from same reference .Full emperial size watercolor.