Watercolor study of two cockerels. It is a fun painting, with lots of color splashing around. Cockerels are great subjects!
Medium: Watercolor on paper
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Today I am sharing the Abstract Presentation of Lord Ganesh Ji. This painting is completed in Acrylic on canvas and is available for purchase on www.riyarathore.com. Hope you will like it, please feel free to share your comments. It's always a pleasure to post on Artist of India Forum and I am glad to be back after 2 months....
Title - The window
Size - 14 x 11 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Available
Last year around same time I was doing paintings of different doorways. One day one of my friends joked that my next series will be windows. This was the first painting of that window series and the last. :)
Anyway I wish everyone a very happy and safe Deepavali in advance. And do not forget to light diyas on your doorways and windows. :)
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.
The above painting was a popular one in the recent solo. Imagine wearing woolen clothing, sitting out in the sun outside a small tea-shop having chai, enjoying the mighty Himalayan snow-peaks on a crisp October morning.
Last year on our way to Kerela, I came across these beautiful bamboo forests while crossing Nagerhole National Park, Karnataka. I just loved the scene and thought of doing some work using bamboo trees in the background.
I am happy to share this new work of mine "INNOCENCE" which I have completed today based on this theme. Feel glad to post on "Artist of India" after a long gap. Please share your feedback and suggestions.
The painting depicts a traditional Indian (Rajasthani) village woman busy preparing food for her family.Usually in Indian villages, houses have mud floors and open spaces for kitchen- like you see here.
In the background an earthen 'chulha' ( stove) can be seen.
Medium : Oils
A watercolor portrait of a young Indian boy blowing bubbles...actually its my son, engaged in his favorite time pass!
Comments and critiques are welcome; you can see more of my work at www.artichauhan.blogspot.com
Size: 22"x 16"
medium : Watercolor on Paper
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This is a portrait of our teacher (mine and Sujit's), Mr. Ambadas Mahurkar. He was a renowned watercolourist in Hyderabad and elsewhere. He was so prolific that even at the age of 74, he would paint 5 or 6 watercolours a day. Its been a privilege to study under him.
All comments and critiques are most welcome. Please see my paintings on my blog here.
Title - Used and Forgotten
Size - 18 inch x 12 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Available
The title of the painting explains the painting completely. I had made it as a metaphor to almost everything that is 'used and forgotten' including human beings. This was at display in the last exhibition in July this year. A gentleman took a lot of time at this painting and came to me and congratulated me. And then he discussed about it for sometime from which I could gather that he had understood the intended metaphor in the painting. I was indeed very happy because I knew there is at least one person who understood the thought process behind this painting. Well now you also know. :)
9"by 12" water color on paper by Padmaja I have always admired the way my dad was close to his four brothers. They were more like friends. So thought of doing this for that pleasant memory. I have tried some glazes here.
An old work of mine.My son bent down to tie his shoelaces while on vacation in Pune.The month was December and the earth was rocky brown..it looked beautiful. I captured this moment and later re-created it in watercolors. Watercolor painting, sized 7"x5" Available for sale, you cant contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org To see my other works, click at this link
Today I was going through my sketchbook and I paused at this palm size sketch. Some months back I was sitting in an auditorium. She was sitting few rows ahead. During an interval I began to draw her..... but at next glance, she was not there and the sketch remained in complete.
But now, I feel, I have caught the essence of the character. What your views are ?
This watercolour was done with an intention to achieve a bold and loose effect. I wish I had used a bit of variation in the large piece of foliage on the left. But I am still satisfied with the overall result. Please do give your comments and suggestions.
I find great inspiration in the works of David Taylor. He paints with such a lovely loose and bold style. Unfortunately, I am not being able to put a link to one of his pages here, but I urge everyone who hasn't come across his work to search it on the net. You surely wont be disappointed.
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Today we were at Sinhagad fort near Pune. While going towards the fort I got an opportunity to paint this water color landscape. It was a very cool and nice place surrounded by rain water. I hope you will also like the place/painting ! --- Size is 11.5 " x 8.5 "
This one is a purely watercolor painting ! Its of Nandi temple at Mahuli near Satara. Strictly speaking you may find it an incomplete one, as I was earlier. Because of the rain I had to pack up suddenly thinking that , later on I will complete it at home. But then I thought, I may loose certain natural happenings even I touch it ! Tell me your opinion. The size is 10"x14".
Sleeping Baby, Water Color Painting, 16 Inch X 19 Inch
Thank you to all for liking my earlier posted texture based Oil painting. Today I am posting one my favorite water color painting which I completed early last year. This painting is available in golden wooden frame with glass. Please share your comments and feedback.
This is a painting of an old Indian man headed towards the fiver Ganga for his morning ablutions and prayers. For those who dont know, Ganga holds a special place in the Hindu system. It is supposed to have the ability to cleanse everyone of his sins and curses. A small jar containing Ganga jal (water of ganga) can e found in each and every household in India. Coming back to the painting, I tried to do it with bold brush strokes. I am not particularly satisfied with the background. There are many confusing colour passages in there.
All comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please visit my blog here to see my other works too.
I must thank Arti-ji for accepting my request so promptly and giving me an opportunity to display my work among the ARTIST FAMILY and the viewer of this BLOG.
Few things about me is -- I am a retired civil engineer and come across ' accidentally ' with an organisation like SANSKAR BHARATI . It is well known for art contribution nationwide . Every member of Sanskar bharati have taught me and since last seven years, at least one a day I am painting or sketching.
This is my first landscape on this blog " From the temple " in watercolor . The size is 15" x 11" on hand made paper. My other works are available at ,
Let's welcome another member into our family- Mr. SureshPethe from Pune, Maharashtra. A retired engineer by profession, Suresh creates beautiful watercolors and some very interesting sketch work. You can take a look at his blog here.
water color sized 12'' by 14'' In Mumbai, it is pouring everyday and I enjoy the sound of the rain, in spite of the several hassles with the daily activities. During rainy season, a dancing peacock is a delight to watch. The joy that the rain brings extends to humans as well. The children in our apartment complex dance in the rain to their hearts' content with not a care in the world and not worrying about getting sick! Looking at them from my balcony, I was inspired. I took reference from a news paper photo and altered it to my choice. Some adults can let go of themselves and dance in the rain to express the feeling of joy that the rain brings. This is such a moment!
Texture Based, Oil Painting on Canvas, 2.25 Feet X 2.25 Feet
Thank you Arti ji for giving me opportunity to contribute on "Artist's of India" Blog. Greeting's to all the contributing Artists and Visitors of this blog.
I am sharing my first post on this blog completed by me May 2010. This a texture based painting in Oil done on canvas. This painting has three different types of texture on Background, Hair an duck. Will look forward for everyone's feedback and comments.
Acrylic on Card board sized 12'' by 14 '' I have tried a modern expressionistic way to say what I feel about a family here. For me, a family is being together all the time in ups and downs of our lives, being able to express with out fear what we feel towards each other for good or bad and loving one another for what we are. I used four different hands of a family of four to show the strength, love and bonding that is shared. I remember this quote at this time, "What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." ~George Eliot
Acrylic on Paper sized 14" by 18 " The drive from Baroda to Saputara had always been exciting and special for me.. enjoying rural Gujarat is something that has to be experienced. This is a random place on this drive where a small river falls down as a beautiful fall. I have used my artistic freedom and added those trees! Also this painting was made as a fengshui element to someone who wanted prosperity and seems like it did give them lot of money! Coincidence? No idea! What mattered was my intention of making this painting was well served and that made me happy :-)
One of the interesting sculpture that caught my attention at the Angkorwat, Cambodia was the churning of the ocean by the Devas. I tried to do a figurative abstract out of it by making use of the artist freedom, just taking the faces and the perspective in to account. I have shared the photo that I took when I visited the place. I used 3 canvasses of 24 " by 48 " to get a big view.