Milind's 'White Tiger' has encouraged me to post my Ajanta-inspired herd of elephants. Both, the tiger and elephant are essentially Indian and both have been painted in a stylized manner. The bottom-right elephant is an approximate copy of an Ajanta ceiling motif. The other three take off from there.
Happy to say that many of the talented Indian artists were chosen to be featured in online IndianTalentMagazine january issue; including myself.
Congratulations, Monishikha,Babu Vijaynath, Deepa Gopal, Manisha Vedpathak, Veda Murthy, Janaki Injety,Varsha Pendse, Usha Santharam,Rachna Saurabh, Prabal Mallik, and Ramesh Jhawar.
I am so happy that our family is doing so well.Wish you all the very best; keep posting about your ventures.
Hi! This is my first post on this blog. I am a self-taught artist based in Pondicherry, India. I have been painting for over fifteen years now. I first began with the airbrush, then moved on to oils. Except for an occasional small work here and there, I was always very timid working with watercolors since I found the medium difficult to handle. About 3 years ago I was commissioned to do 15 florals by Larson&Toubro for their yearly wall calendar, and they wanted the paintings in watercolors. This forced me take up watercolors more seriously. After that there has been no looking back. I have fallen in love with the medium and enjoy experimenting with it.
Happy New Year! Here are some scenes painted last year in the first quarter when we visited Tamilnadu, India. We moved a lot around Coimbatore, Tirupur, Madurai, Chidambaram, Pondicherry etc. Some moments are captured in watercolour using my travel painting kit! All are done on Arches watercolour block 140lb Cold press papers.
I guess holidays are a good excuse to get back to your hobbies. I did this portrait of my wife. Since I have not done a portrait in ages, I thought it would be a good idea to do it in grey scale. Wish you all a very Happy new year 2014!!!