Monday, September 29, 2014

A Fleeting Glance

Today's work. A British brown hare in expressive style.I have been trying to work more and more with a loose hand .This guy was painted wet in wet, combination of soft and crisp edges...

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Yesterday's painting session was quite productive.I am happy with this painting of a mama bear with her cubs. I have been finding it tough to update everything and visit my friends' blogs lately as I have some other pressing engagements like looking for a new house to buy!Lots of research to do, lots of options to look at...I am not even attending my life drawing sessions this term.I hope you all will bear with me; I will be visiting soon :)Have a great Sunday!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Chocolate Brown Emu


A brand new Emu in chocolate brown.I have bought a few new shades of blue and purples, trying out how they behave! 
Its three more days of Free Shipping worldwide at ArtFinder, if anyone is interested in buying original art...I sold the cute Koala yesterday to a lovely collector in Kent, UK.The going seems good Have a lovely weekend, you all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mr Koala


Today's work.Well, apart from the commission Elephant painting that is on my easel for last two days. Today I wanted to paint something for myself, with no pressure.This was a new subject, though a challenge--with fur sticking out of  everywhere from this guy'd round face.It was difficult to define the face without using too much detail and keeping everything soft.A tough one :)

Friday, September 19, 2014


Peas in a Pod
This pair was on of the swiftest to move out.... A lovely lady in UK contacted me two days ago, about a custom Elephant Painting for her living room.She wanted it to be large enough to hang above her fire place mantle.(I will be painting that one soon) The following evening I decided to paint a smaller one , just to be sure of my color scheme and treatment.This pair turned out to be good and I posted it on Art Finder.It was Sold within 24 hours!
Well now I have to start with the larger one , with four elephants.Hope it turns out well,too.
Have a great weekend, you all.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Angie the Angora Rabbit

"Angie" the Angora Rabbit

Colors used ...winsor violet, payne's grey, permanent crimson and a bit of pink.
Painted this cute little rabbit in soft tones.I was reading about them a while ago and it was difficult to resist the temptation!They are the sweetest things to look at.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

''Splendor"_ The Elephant

Thank you all who took time to comment on my last post.I had to take a short break but could not resist anymore; painted for 2-3 hours last night :) Feeling a bit tired but happy a the results at the same time.
This elephant is bigger than my usual size ...I stretched the 300gsm Arches paper for this size.Mostly I use paper blocks as they are low fuss and easy to use.But Arches blocks are too expensive! 
I worked this one very wet, with drips and spatters- in a completely unplanned fashion....its thrilling to see something emerge out of madness :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Blue Bird

I did not paint anything today as my neck feels quite stiff after two rigorous days of painting. ( This is yesterday's work) I am dreading the coming am I going to fare ten years down the line? It would be a real bummer if you want to paint but you can't ..wouldn't it? May be I am being a bit morose, blame it on the painful neck and sleepless night, but really?!! Well I must admit I have neglected my exercise and walking regime in past one or two months..with muscles like mine, I have to work at it just to function normally.Hope to bounce back soon!Take care, everyone.

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Owl

A new work, completed this morning.A favorite combination of mine--Cobalt Blue, Burnt Umber and Burnt Orange( by Daniel Smith ;which is fast becoming my favorite color) with just a hint of Yellow Ocher.
He is larger than life, about 15"x12"

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Earth and Sky

12x16 watercolor
I had neglected to post this one, done sometime in July this year.I don't think I will ever tire of painting zebras..this one is lean and handsome; I have tried cobalt blue dropped in burnt umber with hints of burnt orange. 

Meanwhile the brown horse and this colorful hare have been SOLD recently,on


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Horse Portrait_ Back to Work

9"x12" Watercolor on Hahnemuhle paper
Got back from my trip to India last Sunday.It was quite hectic; more than I had expected.There was a lot of government/bank work which took up most of our time.In fact I did not even get to visit Rishikesh this time.Mostly we were just running around, trying to catch up with friends between managing the official appointments.Not many photographs were taken, but did get to meet everyone in the family and friends.Hopefully next time will be better, I plan to have a little more time for my family.

Last two days have been spent mostly in cleaning and sleeping, but I got back to work yesterday, painting this horse portrait- first in recent times.I think I will paint more, they are quite beautiful in their own way.Many of my friends breed them - it was time I painted one!