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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Friday, December 15, 2017

Step by step, A charcoal drawing of a landscape by Manju Panchal

"To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pearce

Zero Point, ( 15,300 ft ) also known as Yume Samdong, is a small
mountain village in North Sikkim. It is about 118 kms away
 from Lachung. Most tourists spend a night at Lachung
before proceeding to Zero point in the morning. Zero point
 offers stunning views of snow clad mountains
 and soaring coniferous trees.

The charcoal drawing as below is a scene that we came across
while we were travelling towards Zero point during
early morning hours.

A charcoal drawing of a scene from Zero Point, North Sikkim. By Manju Panchal

At Zero Point
Charcoal drawing on Cartridge paper
Size 6"X 8" 

I decided to photograph the drawing in stages so that the viewers
 can see the simple techniques that I have followed
 in order to complete this artwork.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 1. Created a faint outline and then used willow charcoal
for the background mountains.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 2. Additional strokes using willow charcoal to block in
 the darker values in the foreground.

Step by step charcoal drawing using willow charcoal

Step 3. Lifted out clouds in the distance using kneaded eraser
and used charcoal pencil in the foreground to
to create the coniferous trees and foliage.

In the final steps I added details where ever necessary.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Step by step - A soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal

"Colour is the pulse of the painting." Michele Cooper

The pastel painting as below is of a morning scene from 
Keoladeo Ghana National Park, in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
I visited this beautiful Sanctuary in the month
 of November, some years back. 

 The morning sun rays  lit up the tall dry grass
 blades and the scene came up live and vibrant with colours. 
The warm colours  of the sunlit grass was such a contrast to the
 cool colours of the shadows in the surroundings.

A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan by Manju Panchal

The Morning Glow
Soft pastel painting on Canson MT paper
Size 6"X 8"

The soft pastel painting as above progressed in stages. 
I am posting two images below.

Step 1 A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Step 1. Keeping the composition in mind, I drew a faint outline
and then blocked in the major shapes using the underlying 
dark colours keeping in mind the values.
( The sky and water were painted in similar colours )

Step 2 A soft pastel painting of a scene from Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Rajasthan

Step 2. Started the second layer of colours, adding details and
strokes to suggest foliage, grass etc.Smudging only
if required, else I just leave original pastel strokes.

Step 3. In the final stage of the pastel painting, added highlights
and few other details.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

A Series of Paintings

Madivala Lake, Bangalore, Watercolor on canson

Mahabalishwar temple Gokarna, Watercolor on Fabriano

Chariot found on the road, Gokarna, Watercolor on Fabriano.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Secret Path - acrylic painting

Secret Path
acrylic on canvas
9x12 inches

A secret path in the woods dotted with sunlight and shadows. Silhouette of trees and leaves done with palette knife to create texture.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Portrait of a woman in water colour medium. By Manju Panchal

A water colour Portrait of a woman
from Kutch, Gujarat ( India ).

I have used Winsor and Newton Cotman
water colour tubes for this artwork.

A water colour portrait of a woman from Kutch, India by Indian artist Manju Panchal

Looking on
Water colour painting on acid free paper
Size 5" X 7"

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you can visit my BLOG
or INSTAGRAM page.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Water colour painting of Blue Haven beach, West Australia by Manju Panchal

"The only time I feel alive is when I am painting". Vincent Van Gogh

Posted below is one of my latest
 works in water colour medium. 
I created it using a reference photo 
sent by a friend. 

Seashore is one of my favorite subjects and I 
enjoyed painting the crystal clear waters of the ocean
and the rocks at the beach.

A water colour painting of a seashore at Blue Haven, Esperance, West Australia By Indian artist Manju Panchal

Blue Haven beach, West Australia
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 8.5" X 11"

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Monday, July 24, 2017

The Exquisite beauty

Benaulim beach, Goa. A water colour painting by Manju Panchal

"The only way to deep happiness is to do something you love
 to the best of your ability." Richard Feynman

A beautiful solitary tree that I came across at Benaulim beach
 in Goa,  motivated me to create the water colour painting
  as seen below. The tree had  its shadow as well  as reflection
 in the water underneath. 

The tree with its drooping leaves and branches also kind of 
narrated its survival story. Determined and resolute it stood
 facing the strong  monsoon winds, rooted firmly to the ground. 
We all need this kind of determination
 in life at some time or other.

It was fun creating this painting as it was my
 maiden attempt at painting palm leaves

A Solitary Palm tree
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jerry the Horse by Arti Chauhan

12'' 16''
W/c on Saunders Waterford Paper
Horses have beautiful eyes to match their well constructed faces.This one has been done in my current favorite palette- purple grays, which consists of French Ultamarine Blue, Shadow violet , Moonglow (both by  DS) and permanent magenta.Just a hint of burnt orange in some areas for some warmth.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Untitled ,,,an abstract by Manisha Vedpathak

acrylic on canvas, 32"X32"
 Available. For information please visit :

Would appreciate if the readers could suggest a title for this painting.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

A water colour painting of a palm tree at the beach, by Manju Panchal

"Master water first and then paint." Josh Goldberg

Of late I have been working a lot with
the water colour medium. It is a
challenging medium yet very

Given below is a water colour painting of a 
scene that I came across while I was

A water colour painting of a tree at Benaulim beach, Goa by Manju Panchal

A Palm tree at the beach
Water colour painting on Campap paper
Size 5.5" X 8"

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Thanks for browsing through my works.