Thursday, January 17, 2013

My facebook page

Now you can follow me on facebook also, even without a fb account (which is quite rare!). Just visit If you are on fb like the page. If not save it as a bookmark.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

An old house at Guruwar Peth, pune (watercolor)

This was a sun-bathing beauty I photographed yesterday and painted today.

Friday, January 11, 2013

A typical scene on Taljai Hill (watercolor)

Taljai Hill is one of the few green areas of Pune that have survived the Real Estate Developers and politicians of the city. It's a beautiful place which every artist in Pune must visit and paint regularly. This is a small painting - just 5 X 7 inches - but full of action! I have used plain, wet-on-wet, dry on wet, wet on dry - in short - all combinations of washes.I have blown on the wet color to mix it on paper, I have sprinkled the color with a long hair brush and I have wiped the wash with paper napkin. I have glazed - added multiple layers of paint on each other. All this while making sure that I do not lose sight of the dark and light areas or lose the aerial perspective created by the blues in the background. It was great fun in the end - though at one point I thought of scrapping the paper. My daughter told me that it's looking ok - go ahead and paint details and so I finished it.  I am very happy with the end result! I hope you will also like it.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Fergusson College Main Building (watercolor)

This is a colourful version of Fergusson College main building from a slightly different angle and with some trees making the composition more interesting. See my previous post for a grey scale on-site painting. Both are small paintings, just 5 X 7 inches.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday painting at Fergusson college

On most sundays I join a group of artists for outdoor painting. Normally I just do some sketching on site, click some photographs and then paint from photographs sometime over the week. Today for a change I decided to complete at least one painting on site. The light was beautiful. And I truly enjoyed doing this Paynes Grey painting. Its a small 5 x 7 painting and I was satisfied that I could avoid getting lost in the deyails of the British period architecture and could focus instead on the light and shadows.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two paintings in Paynes Grey (watercolor)

Once in a while, the paynes grey color tube looks at me and says 'use me, no need for any other color'. I cannot say 'no' and give it a try. Here are 2 such attempts.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

Here is wishing you all a very happy new year. This is my first painting for 2013 which also completes 200 posts on this blog. It's been exactly 4 and half years since I started documenting my attempt at watercolor in this blog and I am happy that I could carry on till today!