Friday, December 25, 2009

Sound of Water!

Can you hear it??

Monday, December 21, 2009

No boundries (water colour)

Who'd want to get out of this beach?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Gush! (Water colour)

I Enjoyed painting this!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Water colony

Based on a lovely picture on Picasa. I'd love to spend few days in this colony, provided I can get some vegetarian food! Unfortunately I forgot to note the name of this place.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Title suggestions welcome

All of us have experienced how it feels on a beach looking at the vast expanse of the ocean, the infinite sky and everything else looking tiny. I always feel that we human being are so tiny compared to the nature and still our ego as human race makes us believe that we can control nature! Crazy! This picture reminds me of that feeling.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I need to do this once again but without using the small brushes. Also need to try this on Matt finish rather than rough. Posting this for the content rather than quality.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A good day in office!

Yesterday was a good day in office. I was satisfied with all three paintings with three different moods (Thank you Picasa). I hope you will like them too!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Landscape in Portrait Layout

In a typical landscape format with more water on the right, this would have looked very boring!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sky with foreground (water-colour)

Normally one paints the sky as a background to a landscape. There are some pictures though where the sky is more attractive than the foreground items. Here are 2 examples where the sky was the centre of attraction for me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Winter (watercolour)

I can sell this one as a greeting card. Very typical!

Moonlight Mystery (watercolour)

I painted this from a photograph on Picasa. Purely for the colours. After 4-5 attempts managed this one. The perspective, I noticed later, is little off, but who cares??

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Save time - Click on "Better Ones".

Clicking on "Better Ones" on the right, will show you relatively better paintings! So no need to go through all the not so good ones! It's a time-saver!!

Ancient (water colour)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mount St. Michael (water colour)

This is my first attempt at this fascinating structure. Again tried with minimum details. Want to vary the colour a bit the next time.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Painting without details

Many of my paintings get spoiled when I try to add every detail on the photograph. So yesterday I decided to do some rapid paintings without bothering about details. So I was just painting fast, without waiting for the colours to dry. Idea was only to add colours, shadows (or tones) in the shapes drawn broadly. I managed to finished 4 paintings in around 2 and half hours. I enjoyed it a lot! The process of painting is always more enjoyable to me than the end result which is more like an accident - sometimes good, sometimes disastrous!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Completed cityscape

I am now deliberately trying to get out of my comfort zone and moving away from landscapes to more complex city paintings etc, mainly involving lot of "drawing" with the brush. This is one such example. More to come in next few weeks.

Friday, October 16, 2009

More mileage for my brush!

Yesterday was one more productive day. I finished almost 3 paintings. The last one, my first cityscape, is taking a long time to complete. Hopefully I will complete it by Saturday. There are times when I feel I should be working in my leisure and painting full-time!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beach house (Watercolour)

Tried some different colours here!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Snow Mountains - second attempt

I had tried painting snow mountains once before but not quite successfully. This one is little better.

Retired and Lonely (Watercolour)

Reminds me of retired veterans who are ignored by the youngsters and feel lonely in the old age!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Storm (Watercolour)

This one is made in single colour "Payne's Grey" (one tube, 2 brushes, tissue papers and lot of water!). The white is untouched paper and the lighter shades are created by diluting the colour and also by taking out some colour with tissue papers. The wet-in-wet is always unpredictable and I enjoyed this a lot. May be I will do it again sometime later.

Monday, October 5, 2009

More water

My fascination with lakes, rivers and seas continues. This one is inspired by a Picasa photograph from one of the public galleries.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Making the brush run again

After a period of inactivity, I made my brush run again yesterday. Managed to complete 4 paintings in one sitting. Three are decent enough to post here. I am increasing feeling the need to use a proper camera rather than my 2 megapixel mobile, which is simply not able to catch the true colours. The colours on the photographs refuse to look like the originals!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Waterfall (water colour)

My first shot at a waterfall without using white!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Karur Ghat, Kolhapur (Watercolour)

This is a view of Karur Ghat from Gaganbawada near Kolhapur. My father wanted me to paint it from a newspaper photograph. So this is for him.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

More water (watercolours)

Backwater from Mulashi Dam during monsoon looks muddy. The clouds coming down to touch the hills and the green everywhere - great atmosphere.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lakes, Lakes (watercolour)

Few simple looking lake views! Not so simple for me to paint, still learning!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Silence (water colour)

Another copy from MM's book "Perspective" showing aerial perspective. What's good is credit to MM, what's not so good is because of me.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I can see the beach (Water colour)

It was fun to paint the coconut trees in the distance.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Road (Water colour)

Here is another one based once again on an MM classic. The trees could have been better but after 11.00 pm, I did not have patience for a third attempt. I am happy to be facing the problem of paint flowing on its own, meaning I am loading the brush now. How to control the flow is the new challenge now.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Behind the fence (Water colour)

I had a month long break and now I need to make up for that. So the plan is to resume one painting per day program. Not all results will be worth showing here, but I will nonetheless enjoy the 2/3 hours of playing with colours. This one is again based on MM's work. The original is a class one and I am happy with my effort too! I hope you will like it as well.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gardens (Water colour)

Finally, after a gap of almost one month, I am painting again. Showing two gardens painted in last two days. I had to do some damage control in both the paintings but I think I've done ok. The first one is based on a Milind Mulick's painting from his popular book "Watercolour". The second one is based on an old photograph from my family album.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Berlin evening and Konkan Afternoon (Watercolour)

2 new paintings on larger paper and with wetter colour. I like only parts of these paintings. Both could have been better.

Monday, June 29, 2009

My brush continues to run!

Here are two more painting. First one based on MM book demo and second one my own attempt. As Mike Bailey says I am trying to get the first 500 paintings out of my way so I start to improve!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Autorickshaw (watercolour)

Here is another one based on a demo from Milind Mulick book. The perspective could have been better but I am currently not bothered about these things just now. After all I am not a professional artist, just an art student! Still trying to ensure that the colours are wet and transparent.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Painting Vs Applying Paint (Watercolour)

One important feedback I have received is that most of my paintings look dry and do not have the glow and transparency of a typical water colour painting. One of my friends very aptly mentioned that there is a difference between applying paint vs painting. I agree!

So as a good student, I am on a mission to correct the flaw. Therefore, in next few days, I am going to practice using demonstrations from various books. The obvious starting point for me was Milind Mulick's book "Watercolour" featuring most amazing works of this master. I completed 2 and half painting yesterday in one sitting. Posting the one I liked the most.