Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Statue of Liberty

 Statue of Liberty (Watercolour on Paper, 35 x 54 cm)

Long time before posting in the blog!

This painting took a week to finish, as there was a big gap in painting due to various reasons including the Covid pandemic!. But we have to carry on like before!

Thanks, comments welcome!


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Watercolor painting of a ship at New Mangalore by Manju Panchal


 Watercolor can leave me totally deflated and wondering why I 
chose it as a medium and then I am seduced again by a 
beautiful wash or the lacework of an intricate 
detail which is impossible to create in 
any other medium.” Joseph Zbukvik 

Last year I had the opportunity to visit my husband’s ship which 
had arrived at New Mangalore port for loading cargo in bulk. 
One morning when I got up and looked out 
of the porthole, I saw this “Bulk Carrier” 
parked at the jetty on the opposite side. 
It had probably arrived at night for loading. 
The atmosphere was a bit hazy I loved the scene,
 the mood and the composition. I had 
decided then that someday I shall paint 
the story of this ship. Painting is quite like 
story telling. I paint what is on my mind 
and leave the rest to the viewer to interpret 
it in his/her own way.

I have used a very limited palette of Colors

A Ship at berth , A watercolor painting on Arches Cold pressed paper

Ship at Berth
A water colour painting on Arches CP paper
Size 5” X 7”

A Bulk Carrier at Mangalore Port

Reference photo taken at 
New Mangalore port

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Step by step watercolor painting by Manju Panchal

 Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” Heinrich Zimmer

A watercolor painting of Senibel beach scene from Florida,
 inspired by a photograph from @tryatrip and I am 
grateful for the same. Most of the times,
 I try using my own reference photo, 
however there are times when I come 
across something beautiful which I cannot 
resist and therefore go ahead and paint it.

A watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida on Campap paper. By Indian artist and blogger Manju Panchal

Senibel beach, Florida
A watercolor painting on Campap paper
Size 4” X 5.5”

Step by step Watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida

Step 1. Painting the sky and the distant buildings 

Step by step Watercolor painting of Senibel beach, Florida

Step 2. Painting the ocean, sea waves and the foliage
on the left.

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OR  INSTAGRAM page.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Thursday, September 16, 2021

My Pet Lab Retriever - paintings

  Recently my pet Labrador Retriever has become my willing muse for my water color paintings. Not a penny spent for getting her to pose. Mostly clicks turned into paintings, as she is not very cooperative where staying still for me is concerned.

Here is a few of them







They are all water color paintings on paper of size -9x6 inches.

Visit pixels.com to view or collect prints of these paintings; or products with these artworks printed on them. T shirts and mobile cases with this artwork are quite the rage for pet owners and lovers. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Graphite drawing on Strathmore toned paper by Indian artist Manju Panchal


Created two graphite drawings on Strathmore toned paper ( Gray )


Graphite drawing of a sparrow on Strathmore gray toned paper

“Just Relaxing”
Graphite/ Charcoal drawing on Strathmore Gray toned paper
Size 4” X 5.5”

Graphite drawing of a sparrow on Strathmore gray toned paper

“Sparrow on the tree”
Graphite drawing on Strathmore Gray Toned paper
Size 4” X 5.5”

To browse through my artworks visit my blog
OR  INSTAGRAM page.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Friday, October 9, 2020

A water color painting of Golden Gate Bridge by Manju Panchal

  “Color is my day - long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet


water color painting inspired by 
the “Golden Gate Bridge”a suspension bridge, 
one of the most internationally recognised symbols 
of San Francisco, California and the United States of America. 

 ( Reference image from “PIXABAY” )

Watercolor painting of Golden Gate Bridge on Chitrapat handmade paper

Golden Gate Bridge, California     5” X 7”

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

A water color painting of a seascape by Manju Panchal


Watercolor and it’s application have become a moving force, 
directing and enriching my life.” T R Einhorn.

A water color painting on 
Canson Vidalon paper

Watercolor painting of seascape on Canson vidalon paper . By Manju Panchal

On a voyage
A water colour painting on Canson Vidalon paper
Size 5” X 7”

For the above artwork I have used Winsor and Newton Cotman and

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if you love my works and they inspire you, share them with your friends.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Golden Gate Bridge, A watercolor painting by Manju Panchal


“ In the mind of every artist there is a masterpiece.” Kai Greene

water color painting, inspired by the “Golden Gate Bridge”,
 a suspension bridge, one of the most internationally 
recognised symbols of San Francisco, California and 
the United States of America. 

( Check out on my INSTAGRAM page for my works )

A water color painting of Golden Gate Bridge on Chitrapat handmade paper

Golden Gate Bridge 
A water colour painting on Chitrapat handmade paper 
Size 5.5” X 7.5”

For the above artwork I have used Winsor and Newton Cotman 

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if you love my works and they inspire you, share them with your friends.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A soft pastel painting of a seashore by Manju Panchal


Nature is the art of God.” Dante Alighieri

Goa has some beautiful beaches and Bogmolo beach 
is one of them. Today’s post is a soft pastel painting of
this stunning beach on

A soft pastel painting of seashore from Goa by Indian artist and blogger Manju Panchal

“The Morning Calm”
A soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper 
Size: 5” X 7”

To read more about this painting 
Visit my BLOG

To know about the papers I have been using for 
my pastel artworks CLICK HERE. ( I have created
 a detailed post in the past )Thank you for browsing 
through my artworks and do visit my INSTAGRAM 
feed to see my latest artworks.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A soft pastel painting of “Frothy Sea Waves” by Manju Panchal


Choose only one master - Nature”.  Rembrandt

The soft pastel painting below is inspired by the beautiful “Frothy sea waves” which 
reach the shore after a long journey. When observed closely, 
the froth creates interesting shadow patterns on the sands 
below. Soft pastel, I feel, is a great medium to capture the beauty 
of these waves on paper.

For most of my pastel paintings, my preferred choice of paper
 is undoubtedly “Canson Mi Teintes” which is available 
in many different shades. 

A soft pastel painting of seawaves by Indian artist and blogger, Manju Panchal

Frothy Sea waves

Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes Touch paper
Size: 5” X 7”

To know more about the papers I have been using
 for my pastel artworks CLICK HERE. 

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 on INSTAGRAM and you can also browse 
through my posts on my BLOG.

Watercolor painting of a rocky seashore by Manju Panchal


“The day will be what you make it, 
so rise, like the sun, and burn.” W C Hannan

A water colour painting of a beautiful
Seashore as seen at Bogmolo, in Goa.
Created on Chitrapat handmade paper 
 ( Check out on my INSTAGRAM page for my works )


Watercolor painting by Indian artist Manju Panchal

“One Morning at Bogmolo Beach”
Watercolor painting on Chitrapat handmade paper 
Size: 5” X 7”

For the above artwork I have used




Monday, March 16, 2020

How important are edges in watercolor

Very few people know that there are three kinds of edges in a painting. A loose edge a soft edge and a hard edge and you must know where to add hard edge in your painting. The hardest edge point will become your focal point.

Best works of January and February 2020 by meghakapoor

Chk my insta @art_meghakapoor 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Friday, January 31, 2020

DPS Bose dock

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

DPS Bose


Sunday, January 5, 2020

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Friday, December 27, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pastel landscape painitng by Manju Panchal



" Choose only one master - Nature " Rembrandt

I decided to capture this scene, which I came across while we 
were traveling on the coastal roads of Goa,  using 
soft pastel medium. I primarily use
 in the initial layers and give the final
 touches of Sennelier pastels. 
( Purchased from Amazon.in ). 

A soft pastel landscape painting on Canson Mi Teintes Touch paper by Indian artist Manju Panchal

"On the coastal road in Goa"
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes Touch paper
Size 5" X 7"

To know more about the papers I have been using
 for my pastel artworks CLICK HERE. 

Follow my latest works and techniques
 on INSTAGRAM and you can also browse 
through my posts on my BLOG.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Charcoal Portrait drawing by Manju Panchal


"Photography is an immediate reaction, 
drawing is a meditation." Henri Cartier

A Portrait drawing of a beautiful woman
from Hee Bermiok, Sikkim. I creaed this work using a mix of
graphite, charcoal and white pastel pencils.


Charcoal drawing of a portrait of a woman from Sikkim on Canson Mi Teintes paper

"The Smile"
A Charcoal Portrait drawing on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 5” X 7”

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OR  INSTAGRAM page.