Monday, 14 April 2014

Sunday Plein Air at Moula Ali Railway Yard

Moula Ali Yard II, Watercolour on Paper, 10" X 14"

Moula Ali Yard III, Watercolour on Paper, 10" X 14"
We had a great time plein air painting this Sunday at Moula Ali yard. The day was a little cloudy and not too hot. Four hours of continuously working outdoors, this is the longest I have ever done at one stretch. I really look at these plein air sessions as opportunities to sort out specific doubts I face while painting indoors. That way I am not too disappointed if the paintings dont turn out well. :)
Thanks for stopping by. Comments andcritiques are most welcome. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Moula Ali Railway Yard

Moula Ali Yard, Watercolour on Paper, 15" X 11" 
I go out plein air painting every weekend with a friend to some place nearby. This is my sketch from today morning done at the shunting yard near Moula Ali railway station. 

We were a bit hesitant to lay out our stuff in such a place, as we thought someone might raise an objection. But to our surprise there was no disturbance whatsoever and we ended up with a peaceful and fulfilling outdoor session! :)

All comments and critiques are most welcome. 

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Ameya, Oil on Paper, 15" X 11"
This is my first serious sketch of my son, Ameya. I have done a few in pencil before but I think here I have captured the likeness almost perfectly. I now feel I should have softened the line of the hair on his right temple.
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hislop College Grounds

Hislop College Grounds, Watercolour on Paper, 11" X 15"
Picked up my watercolour brushes after a while now. Did this from a photo I took in my hometown Nagpur. Hislop College is one of the oldest in the city and has extensive grounds. A great place to go plein air painting if you have a group! :)

All comments and critiques are most welcome!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Still Life and Some Good News

Indian Bells and Japanese Fan, Oil on Canvas, (18" X 14") 
 Although my wife had bought these lovely bells with the embossing of Lord Ganesh about a couple of years ago,  I finally gathered enough courage to paint something so complicated only last week. It took me about 12 hrs to complete this. All comments and critiques are most welcome. :)

Something else I wanted to share with you all is that y drawing "Worker Woman" won the "M/s. Hindustan Pencils Ltd. Award for Charcoal on Paper" at the recently concluded 122nd Annual All India Art Exhibition of the Bombay Art Society. 

Thank you so much all my dear friends for your support and encouragement! :)

Worker Woman, Charcoal on Paper, (15" X 11") 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

The Year That Was... 2013

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and have begun the new year in high spirits and great aspirations. 
2013 was a particularly happy and fulfilling year for me as an artist and art student, even though I sold only two paintings :). My paintings were selected in three juried shows, out of which two were my first time selections. :). I also won my first award ever at professional level in this year :)

Hyderabad Art Society Annual National Exhibition:

Tribal Boy, Charcoal on Paper, (11.7" X 16.5")
This drawing, Tribal Boy received Highly Commendable certificate at the Hyderabad Art Society's Annual National Exhibition 2013.

 SCZCC Nagpur Annual National Exhibition:

Woman from Ladakh, Charcoal on Paper, (15" X 11.5")
My first time selection at South Central Zone Cultural Centre's National Exhibition 2013.

Camlin South Zone Exhibition:

"Evening Light", Oil on Primed Paper, (22" X 15")
This painting and the next were my first time selections for the Camlin South Zone Annual Exhibition.

Evening's Glow, Watercolour on Paper, (20" X 14")
This painting won best entry award at the regional level. My first ever award at the professional level! :)

Thank you so much for reading this far. I thank all my readers and friends for their support and encouragement throughout the last year. I hope I will receive the same in the coming days too. :)

I pray everyone of us has a wonderfully fulfilling new year as artists and as human beings.

Best wishes .....