Wednesday, May 27, 2015


These are two heroes, true heroes on screen and behind screen...
The first (Albert Einstein) is known for his calmness and second (Nana Patekar) for his dynamism but both are fully capable of producing enormous amount of energy; mentally and physically.
Here I have tried to colour their personalities. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Charcoal portrait by Sree

Title: Portrait Aparna nair.
Size: A4, 120GSM sheet.
Medium: Charcoal.
Status: Private collection.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


9" x 12" in strathmore watercolor paper 
Winsor and Newton Watercolors with Staedtler triplus fineliners 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Soft pastel paintings of scenes from Coorg ( Madikeri ) by Manju Panchal

I shifted from still life paintings to Landscapes very recently. Initially I got into creating trees and then slowly went on to do simple scenes that appealed to me, be it a single tree, a fallen tree trunk or exposed roots.  Nature is an ever inspiring factor which keeps me going.

Given below are some more soft pastel original paintings from in and around COORG ( Madikeri ) and these are all going to be the part of my Exhibition which starts on next friday. I will be posting the invitation soon.

Original soft pastel painting of single tree standing alone, from Coorg by Manju Panchal

Standing alone
Soft pastel painting on Fabriano paper
Size 12" x 16"

Original soft pastel painting of Light through the trees, from Coorg by Manju Panchal

Light through the trees
Soft pastel painting on Canson paper
Size 17" x 24"

Original soft pastel painting of fallen tree trunk from Coorg by Manju Panchal

The Fallen tree trunk
Soft pastel painting on Fabriano paper
Size 11" x 15"

Original soft pastel painting of exposed roots from Coorg by Manju Panchal

Exposed roots
Soft pastel painting on Fabriano paper
Size 6" x 9"

I created a blog in Jan 2014 and you can read more about the above painitngs by browsing through my blog.

All the above paintings are available for sale and for purchase inquiry you can call me at
0091-9820683983 or write to me at

Monday, May 11, 2015

Morning walk in Coorg - Soft pastel painting by Manju Panchal

The painting below is of a beautiful landscape as seen in Coorg, a hill station in Karnataka, where we
spent our holidays on three different occasions. It is an amazing place with coffee plantations and lush green surroundings. I have used soft pastels to create this art work on Fabriano Tiziano paper.

Presently I am busy creating landscape paintings for my upcoming solo exhibition in Gallerie Leela, Andheri East, Mumbai. Inspired and motivated by the beauty of nature, I am using my personal plein air sketches and photographs to create my works.

An original soft pastel painting of morning walk in Coorg by Manju Panchal

Walk in the woods
Soft Pastel painting on Fabriano Tiziano paper
Size 11" x 15"
Available for sale

I also create artworks using other mediums like charcoal, acrylics etc and my works can
You can also find my works on facebook page

Monday, May 4, 2015

Love in Lal Bagh - by artist usha shantharam

Love in Lal Bagh
Acrylic painting on canvas board
size 18x24 inches
Click HERE to purchase a print of this painting, greeting cards, throw pillows etc
Click HERE to purchase the original.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Enroute to Nandi Hills, Karnataka

37x27cm watercolor on Handmade paper. 
Captured the essence while heading towards Nandi hills Bangalore,

Friday, April 17, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Congratulations Arti and team Artists of India!!!!

Congratulations everyone here!!!! We are among Top 15 Art blogs of India. Kudos Arti for bringing us all in one frame!!!! Keep posting here all of you and encourage one another!!!!!

Posting the link here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Some of recent paints

Hi Friends,
After long absence just sharing some of recent explorations... Hope you like them, feel free to comment.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

paddy fields.

paddy fields.
water color on paper 12"x9"

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kerala Tusker,

Kerala Tusker
water color on arches paper 12"x9"

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Learn to paint portraits from life in an alla prima style.
Learn to accomplish a portrait from life in a single sitting .
Rishi Kapil will guide as to how to visualise , plan and paint portraits by using basic principles of judging the colours , values and skin tones.

The medium of painting is oil on canvas.

The Workshop will be held in Mumbai 

Seats are limited to 12 students.

Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

Please mail at for reservations

Workshop fees : Rs.7500

This is a four day workshop spread over two weekends.
Saturdays and Sundays
Time : 10 am to 4 pm

To see my gallery visit :

Friday, February 20, 2015

THOMAS KURIAN from kerala

My Friend Thomas Kurian's works

Thursday, February 19, 2015


15cm x 35cm

Watercolor on Paper

Monday, February 9, 2015

Money Plant - Still Life - Usha Shantharam

I painted these from a real Still Life setting, with a dash of creative colors and lighting in 2 different perspective.  Contact me at - for purchase options.

Money Plant
Still Life
size: 16x12 inches
oil painting on canvas

Money Plant
Still life
size: 12x16 inches
oil painting on canvas

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Madhubani Illustrations - Deepa Gopal Sunil

Untitled, A5 sketch pad (Winsor & Newton)

At Peace - A5 sketch pad (Winsor & Newton)

"Lonely, lovely songs
That nature sings rise from depths
Her bosom holds Holy."

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

Money Plant
Digital Painting

art blog:

Friday, December 26, 2014

watercolour on paper

soft pastel on paper

soft pastel on paper

Friday, December 19, 2014

"All Saint Cathedral Charch",Sadar,Nagpur..
Watercolor on paper (plein air)
size 12x15"