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 ). 

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"

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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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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Water colour painting of "A slice of Apple" by Manju Panchal

“Where the spirit does not work with the hand 
there is no art.” Leonardo Da Vinci

A water color still life painting created using
Winsor and Newton cotman tubes.

Still life, water color painting of a slice of apple by Indian artist Manju Panchal

"A Slice of Apple"
A water colour painting on Fabriano Aquarello 200gsm paper
Size 5” X 7”

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Watercolour Paintings by Rahul Salve

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Motherly instinct 5 x 7 oil on linen

A water colour painting of a beach scene by Manju Panchal

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just 
made something that wasn’t there before.” 
Neil Garman

I recently completed one of my watercolor paintings 
on Canson Moulin du Roy paper and am posting the completed work
along with the steps involved in creating it. It was an early 
morning scene, when we were at Colva beach 
and it was not crowded. The stretch of sand far across, 
and the misty look in the distance motivated me to create this work.

Water colour painting of a beachscene by Indian artist Manju Panchal

A Misty Morning at Colva beach
A watercolor painting on Canson Moulin du Roy paper
Size 5.5” X 8”

Step 1. Created the sky using a mix of warm and cool colours, and added the distant foliage on the left. Used wet on wet technique as I did not want to have hard edges in the distance.

Step by step water color painting of a misty morning scene at a beach in Goa

Step 2. Created the bushes on the left ( Camlin Artists water color tubes ), the sandy seashore and the ocean. At this stage I have not added details anywhere.

Step by step water color painting of a misty morning scene at a beach in Goa

Step 3. Added layers of colours to the bushes on the left to create the form and shadow, and flat wash of colour on the sandy seashore. Added details to the figures on the beach.

Step by step water color painting of a misty morning scene at a beach in Goa

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fishermen returning home. A water color painting by Manju Panchal

“Dance with the waves, 
move with the sea, 
let the rhythm of the water, 
set your soul free”. 
C A Martine

water color painting of a scene that I came across
 while I was at a seashore in Goa. Through this painting 
I wanted to capture the monsoon atmosphere,
 a cloudy evening sky and its lovely 
reflections at the beach. The fishermen are 
returning home after their day out at sea. 
The painting is also intended to tell their story.

A water colour painting of a beach on Arches paper by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Returning home
A water colour painting on Arches CP paper
Size 5” X 7”

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Water color painting of Sand dunes at the seashore

"At the beach life is different, 
Time doesn't move hour to hour
But mood to moment.
We live by the currents, 
Plan by the tides
And follow the sun."
Sandy Gingers

A water colour painting of a beautiful beach,
inspired by the sand dunes and oats,
in the morning sun.

Water color painting of sand dunes and sea oats at the beach, by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Sand dunes and Sea oats
A water colour painting on Arches CP paper 
Size 6” X 8”

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Sunday, February 24, 2019


Kids grow so fast. You teach them a few fundamentals and they soon learn. They quickly surpass the things that you taught them. Here is a drawing that my 13 year old daughter did.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Top Rated!

We have done it again; congrats to all participating artists.This year we have been among the Top 15 Indian Art Blogs on the web.More information here:

Unwind-- by Arti Chauhan

An old favorite revisited. I painted this old lady from my hometown in India as she took a breather under a Peepal tree. It was painted on heavy arches paper using transparent watercolor.
Title: Unwind
Medium: Watercolor
Status: Avaialble
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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tea Estate

Tea Estate , Munnar , Kerala , INDIA 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rhythm Des Fleurs and Rosa

I am here after a long time. These two sets of paintings are travelling to far shores to be exhibited in a small show and am I excited! 

 Rhythme Des Fleurs

My connection with Indian Classical Music is known to most and it has largely crept into my artwork and way of living. When I was asked to exhibit what I think constitutes me, what more could I think than music and flowers! Each bouquet here is vying for space along with each piece of a set of Tablas ( Indian percussion instruments used for accompaniment in  Indian Classical Music). The tablas are a very important part in North Indian Classical music. They determine complex math which correspond to each note of a rendition and  are often responsible for making or marring a performance. I am lucky to have a set at home, belonging to my Guruji and this is not the first time I have made these serious set of instruments pose for my art! The tablas are a formidable set of instruments for every classical singer - a source of delight as well as fear for the possibility of missing a beat and spoiling the whole performance! All in all, they are the most sought after apparatus in music!        

Rosa 1 and 2
These abstract flowers represent the complexity of life. We exist among so many dynamics, but yet we make a beautiful presentation of it!  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Zebra Watercolor by Arti Chauhan

This young Zebra is the newest from my collection.Painted in dark sepia tones, he looks sharp against a lightly colored background.
Medium: Watercolor on Arches Paper
SIze: 10x14'' 

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Top 10th Blog

Congratulations to all participating artists, our blog has been ranked 10th in top watercolor blogs! Keep up the good work.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Woman in Lemon Shawl Pastel Drawing_ by Arti Chauhan

I saw this woman in Rishikesh on my last trip to India earlier this year.She was one among many who flock the banks of river Ganga, seeking peace and hoping to find their spiritual identity in their twilight years.I always find inspiration in Rishikesh, among simple and free spirited people.
The portrait was done using layers of pastel pencil,

Title:  Woman in Lemon Shawl
Size : 48x34
Medium: Pastel pencil on Pastel Mat
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