Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Show Update

 Three of my original watercolor paintings will be showing up in a group show at UAG (Upstate Artist Guild)  Albany, NY.  Opening reception is on Dec 3rd (6.00-9.00pm) and the show will continue until Dec 23rd.  I shall be there on the day of the reception.  Do drop in if you can.

The Venetian

11 x 15 inches
watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper

I am still pulling reference photos from my trip to Las Vegas last month and I guess this is the last painting from  the Vegas photos.  We had been to a hotel called The Venetian in Vegas  the interiors of which are a remake of Venice.  The only difference being that the buildings inside The Venetian are spic and span , and clean in architecture where as those in Venice have grown old and look a little dilapidated.  And of course The Venetian misses out on the natural beauty of Venice which is very sad.  Nevertheless its a treat to the eyes for people like me who cannot make it to Venice.  So this painting resembles the interiors of The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and not Venice.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Empress of Glory

15x11 inches
watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper

This one is again made form the myriad photos i clicked at Las Vegas.  Again a life size statue.  I keep having second thoughts on the background.  I may tone down the blue.  Any kind of suggestions are welcome.

Monday, November 1, 2010


11x15 inches
watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper

This was a life size statue standing tall on a water fountain in Las Vegas.  Had been to Vegas last month on a holiday.  I could not abstain from making her portrait.  And now, here she is a part of my original watercolor collection.
Painting this was an amazing experience. Retaining the whites as always was a challenge.  I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I do painting them.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Autumn Rose

7" x 11"
watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper

I have tried to keep my watercolors as transparent as possible in this painting.  Enjoyed painting the curled petals.  I made this one for the blog "Inspiration All Around Us".

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Royal Apple

7.5" x 11"
watercolor on 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper

This was my first time painting an apple.  Enjoyed rendering the texture and the golden leaves.  This one was made for the blog (Paint and Draw Together) challenge.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I made this painting for a blog (Inspiration All Around Us).....It was a very old challenge (Dec 2009), but I liked the photograph a lot so decided to paint it.  Loved painting this morning glory.  Painting the background was real fun.  Its fun to watch how watercolors mingle and blend  on paper to form a thin homogeneous layer with bare minimum usage of the brush.  In fact using the brush tends to damage the paper.  All in all I thoroughly enjoyed doing this miniature painting.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tradional Indian Lantern

11.5" x 5.5"
watercolor on 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper

This is a traditional Indian Lantern (diya) that is lit before God everyday while offering prayers.   Its generally made out of bronze.  Thought of painting it today.  Was a real struggle to introduce the glow as well as the color of the bronze.  Nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed painting it.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Colorado Springs

11" x 15"
watercolor on 140lb coldpress watercolor paper
Buy Prints/Original Painting  

This painting was done for a blog (Studio Atelier) challenge for the month of September 2010.  Thanks Barb Benik for proving us with this photograph.  Bringing out the rocky texture of the rocks was a real challenge and of course an enjoyable experience.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wooden Barn

11" x 15"
watercolor on 140lb coldpress watercolor paper
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Once again on the way to Vermont from Troy,NY.  I made this painting using one of the several random photographs that I happened to click on the way to Vermont.  

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


5" x 11" watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

The drive from Troy, NY to Vermont was absolutely scenic.  The Adirondacks accompanied us all through the journey.  

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Blue Hues

11 x 15 inches
watercolor on 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper

Yet another spectacular scene on the banks of Lake Champlain.  It was surreal, peaceful... a true feeling of being embraced by mother Nature. Painting this landscape was again a wonderful experience.  Incorporating the tranquility in my painting was a challenge. Enjoyed painting every detail of this painting..the far off disappearing mountains....the still water ripples...and of course the reflection.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lake House

11 x 15 inches
watercolor on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

I had the bliss of experiencing this beautiful scene painted by mother Nature on the banks of Lake Champlain., a beautiful lake that separates New York and Vermont.  There is a ferry that runs to take you on the other side of the lake (Vermont).  I quickly reached out to my camera to capture a still of this scene. As always its was an enjoyable journey painting it. The reflection, the distant still ripples...every bit of the scene was very intricate and had a lot of detailing to be rendered.  As always, an amazing journey. 

Monday, July 5, 2010

Niagara Falls

12" X 11"
Watercolors on 140lb cold press watercolor paper

It was a wonderful journey painting this gorgeous waterfall.  I had been to Niagara Falls some time during the last month. Had clicked a few pictures as a remembrance of the vacation; never thought I would be painting them.  Painting this one was definitely not an easy task.  I have tried to incorporate as much detail as possible, the rocks, the water and of course the waterfall.  Rendering the whites and the grays in the waterfall  was a very difficult task as most of it looked "white" in the photograph.  But I had to add it a few cool grays to give it some dimension.  All in all I throughly enjoyed painting this waterfall.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Garden Fresh

6" X 11"
Watercolors on 140 lb Watercolor paper

For the first time i thought of making a miniature painting.  Was a little lazy to make a bigger one this time, besides i didn't have much time before the deadline for submission.  I made this one for "Inspiration All Around Us" June-2010 challenge.
It was a very novel experience to paint this photograph.  This is my first still life, though I'm sure painting a "real" still life would be a different experience all together...however, it was fun to incorporate the dancing effects of light on the fruits.  Enjoyed throughy