Monday, May 31, 2010

Rain, rain dont go away! by Padmaja

Water color on Paper sized 9" by 12 "

The Temples of Angkor Wat, Cambodia are surrounded by high and very dense jungle and many beautiful ponds, small creeks or rivers. We chose a rainy day to visit Siem Reap, a vibrant town that serves as a gate way to Angkor Wat. Due to the heavy rain, the ponds and lakes were over flowing. We were sort of uncomfortable to carry umbrellas and roam around in the pouring rain. But when we saw these little boys swimming in the lake and enjoying the rain, we threw our umbrellas and enjoyed the rain as well!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Cleanest Village ----Ajay Patil

This painting was done at Mawlynnong -Meghalaya which is known as cleanest village of Asia. i am not sure if its official status but the village is clean for sure.

Half imperial size watercolor on paper. As I was with group this painting was done in less than 40 minutes on location and mostly wet in wet

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The complete bazaar - Prabal Mallick

complete bazaar - watercolorTitle - The complete bazaar
Size - 11 inch x 15 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Sold

'Roti Kapda aur Makaan' meaning Bread, Clothes and a House are supposed to be the three basic requirements of a human being..And aint it cool to get all of it at just one place??

Monday, May 24, 2010

Rear Window by Padmaja

Water Color on paper sized 9" by 11"
Prabal's post "Gulmohar Walk" made me long for Bangalore, my home town. But his GulMohar did the trick! Mundane existence had made me ignore the lovely Gulmohar that made a splash of orange behind my rear window. I opened my eyes, appreciated and acknowledged what was available for me to enjoy in the present.. the Gulmohar.. whether in nammuru Bengalooru or aaamchi Mumbai.. continued its joyful exuberance! Thanks Prabal!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sensational Sedona by Padmaja

Oil on 2 canvasses sized 18 '' by 24 '' ( total size 18'' by 48" ) for sale.

Over millions of years, layers of sandstone and limestone were left in the area by a receding ocean. Iron oxide eventually covered the grains of sandstone and, in a natural process, rust formed. The stunningly beautiful red rocks of Sedona are the result of this process. Being in to New age stuff, my visit to Sedona was to see how it was like, as some of the world's energy vortexes are located here. These vortexes are subtle energy centers where spiritual and psychic powers are enhanced. This is one place in the world where I wouldnt mind spending the rest of my life!
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ethnic Indian Door_ Arti Chauhan

' Ethnic Indian Door' by Arti Chauhan
Watercolor on paper
Personal collection, 2009
These ethnic wooden doors are a very common sight in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, where my husband was born and brought up. They are huge, heavy and beautiful. This particular door was photographed by a dear friend Suzanne, who went to visit the village with us. This painting reminds me of that wonderful trip.
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mehrangarh Fort by Padmaja

Acrylic on Canvas, 12 '' by 14 '' Private Collection

Jodhpur is known as the blue city of India, as a heap of houses are obviously painted blue.The Mehrangarh Fort lies in the heart of the old city of Jodhpur. Recently, I had been there. I tried to get a glimpse of the fort from a distance. It was a good ride up on that winding road leading to the Fort and I was fascinated by the way the houses were all colored blue! Back in Mumbai, I really wish that I get some free paint and permission to paint the slums to make them look beautiful :-)

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A city soaked - Prabal Mallick

A city soaked - watercolorTitle - A city soaked
Size - 13 inch x 17 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Sold

This painting was done from a photo taken by fellow artist blogger Ajay Patil. This place is somewhere in Pune. The rain has reduced to a drizzle. Fresh sunlight has come and hit the dome which has got cleaned up in the rain. Some people have already started moving. Some rather hurriedly. But some people who had taken shelter at the road side shops are either continuing their conversation or have spotted something to buy from the shop. Life on just another rainy day in India.

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Self Portrait by Rishi Kapil

Self Portrait , 9 x 12 ,Oil on canvas , 2009
Private Collection

I thought what better way to start off on this blog portraying Artists of India.
I am a portraitist from Mumbai India.I thought of introducing myself with this self portrait of mine. I have developed a passion for portraits. I have a loose style of painting these.

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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Fall Colors

Recently I was at SanFrancisco Bay area during winter and one thing that I was most attracted to was the beauty of the Fall Colors. All I needed was a canvas and few paint tubes to get going! Friends laughed at my lack of knowledge about these lovely colors.. seems like the best visual input would be from New England and what I enjoyed was just one percent of the whole beauty. I used acrylics and happily dabbed the paints to arrive to this result. This is my first post here. Comments are most welcome, :-)

Model for free ....

Oil in primed paper (14" x 11")

Painting a self portrait can be a sureshot way of saving the money spent on the model. Here I have attempted to do just that. This was painted in one evening sitting in front of the mirror and painting from life. I plan to do some more of these in varied lighting situations.
All suggestions and comments are most welcome.
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Friday, May 7, 2010

MEMORIES -- Sreenivasa ram makineedi

Gauche on paper. 15"X22".

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Gondhal is a religious performing art of Maharashtra, Gondhal is dramatic narration of mythical stories and folk legends which is performed forming a part of a ritual dedicated to different divinities. It is generally performed on special occasions such as the birth of a child, marriages.
Here I have tried to paint this in red and black ink on paper
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