Monday, 5 January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Tikkar Billa, Oil on Canvas, 24" X 20" 
A very happy new year to all my friends and fellow bloggers. Thank you for all the encouragement you guys have provided me with in the past year. I look forward to it in the coming year too. 
I composed this painting using several sources, mostly photos and a couple of face and hand sketches. I have changed the colours of the dress hoping to create a more pleasing harmony.
Thank you so much for stopping by. All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Charcoal Sketches

The Gaze, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11"


Happy Girl, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11"

Tried out some new, advanced techniques in charcoal here that are bolder and riskier to what I am used to. (These techniques are new to me although they are well established for ages). No doubt I need more practice until I can make my drawings look convincing. :)
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Evening

Evening, Oil on Canvas, 18" X 14"
Reference Photo Courtesy: Olga Burczyk (www.facebook.com/ksantypa.photography)
I did this one from a reference pic by Olga Burczyk who was really kind in letting me use her work. I have altered the background and colours to suit my theme.
All comments and critiques are most welcome. :)

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Grey Cap


Grey Cap, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11" 
I have not done charcoal for a while now. Did this one today morning from a small photo I had taken with my phone. I think the best part of charcoal is that one need not worry about colour and can concentrate on getting the values perfectly right. I am never too confident with my colour and prefer to atleast stay loyal to the values. Its precisely for this that charcoal is a relief for me after a series of failed paintings ;)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Behind Hanuman Mandir


Behind Hanuman Temple, Watercolour on Paper, 11" X 15" 
We have a small Hanuman Temple in the premises of our workplace. Since phones, cameras etc are not allowed I had to do this from a small pencil sketch on a 2" X 2" paper and memory.I wish I had made the kalas (steeple) a deeper orange. 
All comments and critiques are most welcome.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Secunderabad By-lane


Secunderabad By-lane, Watercolour on Paper, 22" X 15"
Hello everyone and thanks for visiting my blog. This is a painting of one of the inner lanes in the Ranigunj area of Secunderabad. In contrast with the overcrowded nature of Ranigunj this small place is quiet and peaceful. A walk through these lanes can be a source of infinite subject matter that essentially represent Hyderabad! :)
All comments and critiques are most welcome.  

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Koradi River Evening


Koradi River, Evening, Watercolour on Saunders Paper, 15" X 22" 
Koradi river runs about 12 km from the city limits of Nagpur and gives its name to Koradi town on its banks. The town is the home to the 1080 MW Koradi Thermal Power Station. This place is very scenic with the beautiful river as it shimmers in the evening sun.
Thank you all or stopping by. All comments and critiques are most welcome.