Monday, August 28, 2017

Secret Path - acrylic painting

Secret Path
acrylic on canvas
9x12 inches

A secret path in the woods dotted with sunlight and shadows. Silhouette of trees and leaves done with palette knife to create texture.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Portrait of a woman in water colour medium. By Manju Panchal

A water colour Portrait of a woman
from Kutch, Gujarat ( India ).

I have used Winsor and Newton Cotman
water colour tubes for this artwork.

A water colour portrait of a woman from Kutch, India by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Looking on
Water colour painting on acid free paper
Size 5" X 7"

To know more about my artworks
you can visit my BLOG
or INSTAGRAM page.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Water colour painting of Blue Haven beach, West Australia by Manju Panchal

"The only time I feel alive is when I am painting". Vincent Van Gogh

Posted below is one of my latest
 works in water colour medium. 
I created it using a reference photo 
sent by a friend. 

Seashore is one of my favorite subjects and I 
enjoyed painting the crystal clear waters of the ocean
and the rocks at the beach.

A water colour painting of a seashore at Blue Haven, Esperance, West Australia By Indian artist Manju Panchal

Blue Haven beach, West Australia
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 8.5" X 11"

To browse through my other works
visit my BLOG, INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK page.

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Exquisite beauty

A Solitary Palm tree at Benaulim beach, Goa. A water colour painting by Manju Panchal

"The only way to deep happiness is to do something you love
 to the best of your ability." Richard Feynman

A beautiful solitary tree that I came across at Benaulim beach
 in Goa,  motivated me to create the water colour painting
  as seen below. The tree had  its shadow as well  as reflection
 in the water underneath. 

The tree with its drooping leaves and branches also kind of 
narrated its survival story. Determined and resolute it stood
 facing the strong  monsoon winds, rooted firmly to the ground. 
We all need this kind of determination
 in life at some time or other.

It was fun creating this painting as it was my
 maiden attempt at painting palm leaves

A Solitary Palm tree
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

To browse through my other artworks visit

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jerry the Horse by Arti Chauhan

12'' 16''
W/c on Saunders Waterford Paper
Horses have beautiful eyes to match their well constructed faces.This one has been done in my current favorite palette- purple grays, which consists of French Ultamarine Blue, Shadow violet , Moonglow (both by  DS) and permanent magenta.Just a hint of burnt orange in some areas for some warmth.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Untitled ,,,an abstract by Manisha Vedpathak

acrylic on canvas, 32"X32"
 Available. For information please visit :

Would appreciate if the readers could suggest a title for this painting.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A water colour painting of a palm tree at the beach, by Manju Panchal

"Master water first and then paint." Josh Goldberg

Of late I have been working a lot with
the water colour medium. It is a
challenging medium yet very

Given below is a water colour painting of a 
scene that I came across while I was

A water colour painting of a tree at Benaulim beach, Goa by Manju Panchal

A Palm tree at the beach
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

To view my artworks in other mediums you can visit my BLOG,

Thanks for browsing through my works.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Step by Step - drawing and painting a seashore. By Manju Panchal

"When you start a painting, it is somewhat outside you. 
At the conclusion, you seem to move inside the painting." 
Fernando Botero

The scene below is from Bamboo island, five kilometers off the 
northern  tip of Koh Phi Phi Don, in the Krabi province of Thailand. 
The island has stunning beaches with beautiful rocks, white sand
 and limestone cliffs behind. In the painting below the beach
 is covered by the shadows cast by the tall cliffs behind. 
The source of light ie the sun is behind the cliffs and
 the beach is on the west side of the island.

Soft pastel painting of a scene from Bamboo island by Manju Panchal

Reaching the destination
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6" X 8"

I titled the painting as "Reaching the destination" with reference
 to the beautiful waves which travel a long distance 
and finally reach the shore. It is a beautiful feeling
 to be at a place like this and to hear the sound of the waves 
splashing against the rocks, and then gently kissing 
the white sand and merging with the land.

The soft pastel painting on twilight Canson MT progressed 
in stages and the step by step images can be seen below.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 1. Creating the basic outline
using Camlin charcoal pencil.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 2. Blocking in the major shapes with respective colours
 keeping in mind the values. Using the soft pastels
from mixed brands.

Steps involved in creating a soft pastel painting of a seashore

Step 3. Adding details and final touch up.
At this stage I use pastel pencils at several places.

My paintings can be viewed on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK too.

Friday, March 31, 2017

How to Organize your Art Exhibition Part 1 : Preparation

Hi All. I am sure many of you have been planning to do your art exhibition, but just don't know where to start. I have written a blog post on How to Organize your Art Exhibition Part 1 - Preparation. I hope it will help. I'll be publishing the second part soon which will focus on the opening day and rest of the exhibition days.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore - Portrait study work by Manju Panchal

"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."
Rabindranath Tagore 

Some time back I did a Portrait study work of 
on Black Strathmore Artagain paper 
using a white pastel pencil.

The black colour of the paper acted as the 
darkest tone. Using a white pastel pencil
 I had to create the other values. 

Portrait study sketch of Rabindranath Tagore by Manju Panchal

Portrait Study
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore

To view my other works visit INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK 
and DEVIANTART gallery.

Monday, February 6, 2017

A morning at Matheran - A soft pastel painting by Manju Panchal

The soft pastel painting below has been inspired by an early
  morning scene from Matheran, a beautiful hill station 
 close to Mumbai. The sun rays  lit up the foliage as it perforated
 through the space  between the wild growth on either sides. 

Soft pastel painting of a morning scene from Matheran by Manju Panchal

A morning at Matheran
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT
Size 5"X 7"

My paintings can be viewed at my BLOG, INSTAGRAM
and FACEBOOK page too.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Discount coupon for Artists

I wanted to share some useful information with all my artist friends here. Below is a discount coupon code that can be used while purchasing from online store or their physical store in Kolkata. For purchases above Rs 1,000/- you get a discount of 10% above the existing discounts if any. There is no discount if your total purchase amount is less than Rs 1,000/-. This code is going to be valid for a long time I guess. I hope this will help you all save some money on art materials.


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal

" If I create from the heart; nearly everything works, if from head
almost nothing." Marc Chagall

The soft pastel painting below has been inspired
by my early morning visit to Karnala Bird Sanctuary.

The sunlit pathway and the surrounding thick
vegetation growth made for a good composition.
The light and contrast in the scene appealed 
a lot to me.

Soft pastel painting of a scene from Karnala Bird Sanctuary by Manju Panchal

The Morning Rays
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 7" X 9"

To view my works you can visit my DEVIANTART gallery, 
Facebook page, Instagram OR BLOG

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mahogany - Kasturi Borkotoki

 Oil on wood with palette knives
.20 x16 inches.
My serendipitous foray into wood has spoilt me. After the two pieces of wood which came my way I attacked this piece stashed away from an AC repair job two years back and happily gave vent to my wood withdrawal. My knives have finally met their match on wood. I can slash and flourish without worrying about cutting! Unlike canvas!
The new year has started with a new promise.Some new alliances and new avenues. Am excited and hoping to paint a lot this year!
Meanwhile if anyone wants to give me a gift you can pass any discarded pieces of wood my way.I'd be delighted!:)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Portrait sketching of a woman on toned paper by Manju Panchal

Portrait of a woman from Kutch, Gujarat
with a beautiful nose ring.

The portrait has been created using Camlin charcoal
pencil and Cretacolour white pastel pencil.

Portrait sketching of a woman on toned paper by Manju Panchal

The Glow
Charcoal and white pastel pencil sketching on grey hand made paper
Size 6"X 8"

To read more about this work you can visit my BLOG

My works can also be seen on DEVIANTART.