Friday, December 24, 2010

Seasons greetings from Ajay

2011 is jsut around the corner and wish everyone associated with this blog  and all the followers  a great year ahead.~Ajay

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Welcome, Vinod More

Lets welcome a new member to our family, Vinod More from Mumbai.Vinod is a talented and trained artist.You can see his work here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Mates- Cockerels in watercolor By Arti Chauhan

Watercolor study of two cockerels. It is a fun painting, with lots of color splashing around. Cockerels are great subjects!
Medium: Watercolor on paper
Size: 12"x9"
Available for purchase, original / print. Please mail me at if you are interested in purchasing it.
You my view my other work here

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Low Tide

Low Tide, Watercolour (11" x 15")

I love painting boats in watercolour. Please see my other paintings at

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Hi, Aarti ,
First of all I am thankful to u .
I work and experiment in different media
I like to draw nature and figurative , but with difference
My best wishes to Artist of India community
satish vartak

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lord Ganesh Ji by Riya Rathore

Lord Ganesh Ji (Abstract)
Acrylic Painting on Canvas 
36 Inch X 24 Inch 
Status : Available 

Today I am sharing the Abstract Presentation of Lord Ganesh Ji. This painting is completed in Acrylic on canvas and is available for purchase on Hope you will like it, please feel free to share your comments. It's always a pleasure to post on Artist of India Forum and I am glad to be back after 2 months....
Rajni Riya Rathore

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Portrait Commission by Rishi Kapil

14' x 18' , oil on canvas , 2010


For portrait commissions please contact Rishi Kapil at

Visit The Art of Rishi Kapil to view more of my works

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The window - Prabal Mallick

Title - The window
Size - 14 x 11 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Available

Last year around same time I was doing paintings of different doorways. One day one of my friends joked that my next series will be windows. This was the first painting of that window series and the last. :)

Anyway I wish everyone a very happy and safe Deepavali in advance. And do not forget to light diyas on your doorways and windows. :)

Also please feel free to visit my gallery here and my blog here.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Incarnations by Radha Krishnan

11x15 inches
watercolor on 140lb coldpress paper

This was a life size statue standing tall on a water fountain in Las Vegas.  Had been to Vegas last month on a holiday.  I could not abstain from making her portrait.  And now, here she is a part of my original watercolor collection.

Kumaon Light by Prabha N.

acrylic on canvas, 4 x 4 ft

The above painting was a popular one in the recent solo. Imagine wearing woolen clothing, sitting out in the sun outside a small tea-shop having chai, enjoying the mighty Himalayan snow-peaks on a crisp October morning. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Morning Read by Prabha N.

acrylic on canvas, 4x4 ft

The above painting finds its way to my first solo exhibition at Chitrakala Parishad, Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore from 20-24 Oct 2010. All are invited.
I have been following the AOI blog for a while and i am glad to be able to post here, thanks to Arti's initiative in bringing the artists under one blog roof. All feedback is welcome.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gift of the Sun by Padmaja

A limited palette with a palette knife.. Sunrise and sunset.. the gifts of the sun to be enjoyed!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

tree @ national park Mumbai by Ajay Patil

Plein air water color done today morning at  National park Mumbai

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Welcome Radha

A new member will be joining our AOI family soon. Radha is based in United States and creates beautiful watercolors. Have a look at her blog here.Welcome, Radha.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Innocence by Riya Rathore

Oil Painting on Canvas
36 Inch X 24 Inch, Available 
Last year on our way to Kerela, I came across these beautiful bamboo forests while crossing Nagerhole National Park, Karnataka. I just loved the scene and thought of doing some work using bamboo trees in the background.

I am happy to share this new work of mine "INNOCENCE"  which I have completed today based on this theme. Feel glad to post on "Artist of India" after a long gap.  Please share your feedback and suggestions.

The painting is available on
Kind Regards, 
Riya Rathore

"Kitchen" - By Ramesh Jhawar

The painting depicts a traditional Indian (Rajasthani) village woman busy preparing food for her family.Usually in Indian villages, houses have mud floors and open spaces for kitchen- like you see here.
In the background an earthen 'chulha' ( stove) can be seen.
Size: 30"x30|
Medium : Oils
All critiques and comments are welcome. See more of my work on


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Joys of Childhood - by Arti Chauhan

A watercolor portrait of a young Indian boy blowing bubbles...actually its my son, engaged in his favorite time pass!
Comments and critiques are welcome; you can see more of my work at

Size: 22"x 16"
medium : Watercolor on Paper
Available for sale, you may contact me at for any queries.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Oil (15" x 11")

This is a portrait of our teacher (mine and Sujit's), Mr. Ambadas Mahurkar. He was a renowned watercolourist in Hyderabad and elsewhere. He was so prolific that even at the age of 74, he would paint 5 or 6 watercolours a day. Its been a privilege to study under him. 
All comments and critiques are most welcome. Please see my paintings on my blog here

Friday, September 17, 2010

Used and Forgotten - Prabal Mallick

Title - Used and Forgotten
Size - 18 inch x 12 inch
Medium - Watercolor on paper
Year - 2009
Status - Available

The title of the painting explains the painting completely. I had made it as a metaphor to almost everything that is 'used and forgotten' including human beings. This was at display in the last exhibition in July this year. A gentleman took a lot of time at this painting and came to me and congratulated me. And then he discussed about it for sometime from which I could gather that he had understood the intended metaphor in the painting. I was indeed very happy because I knew there is at least one person who understood the thought process behind this painting. Well now you also know. :)

'Retired'-- by Vinayak Deshmukh

Watercolor (15" x 20")

Did this one from a photograph on an old, out of use industrial tractor. Old, rusted machinery somehow always appeals to me. 
All comments and critiques are most welcome.
Please visit my blog to see my paintings here.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Women in Sarees - usha shantharam


I feel very exited and delighted on being accepted into the clan of 'Artists of India'.  Many thanks to Arti.  I am looking forward to a wonderful time together with our elite group of artists. 

'Women in Sarees' is one of my paintings that has received maximum comments and is also a favourite of mine.  So I decided to share it as my first blog post to 'Artists of India'. 

'Women in Sarees' is an acrylic painting on canvas of size 16"x20".  It was first showcased in my solo exhitbition  called 'Body Language' - at 'Chitra Kala Parishad' Bangalore. 

To view more paintings of people, plz visit 'Paintings of Body Language series'.   Please email me at for enquiries. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Welcome, Usha Shantharam

Lets welcome a new member to our AOI family- Usha Shantharam from Bangalore, India.
Usha is a fine artist who works in oils, acrylis and watercolors.Take a look at her blog here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brothers by Padmaja

9"by 12" water color on paper by Padmaja
I have always admired the way my dad was close to his four brothers. They were more like friends. So thought of doing this for that pleasant memory. I have tried some glazes here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Parked by Ajay Patil

Small (quarter size) ,quick and loose plein air , Done few months back

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Few more at my blog

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tying a Shoelace - By Arti Chauhan

An old work of mine.My son bent down to tie his shoelaces while on vacation in Pune.The month was December and the earth was rocky looked beautiful.
I captured this moment and later re-created it in watercolors.
Watercolor painting, sized 7"x5"
Available for sale, you cant contact me at
To see my other works, click at this link

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tribal music2

Tribal music.
10"X8". Oil on canvas board.

If you are interested in buying this painting please email me at  

Tribal music1

Tribal music.
Oil on masonite.

If you are interested in buying this painting please email me at  

Monday, August 16, 2010

Men at Work by Rishi Kapil

12 x 16 , Oil on Panel ,2009

This painting is a figurative study of a cityscape .Enjoyed painting this painting.
Hope you like it too.

Please visit my website for more works The Art of Rishi Kapil

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A rapid sketch....By Suresh Pethe

Today I was going through my sketchbook and I paused at this palm size  sketch. Some months back I was sitting in an auditorium. She was sitting few rows ahead. During an interval I began to draw her..... but at next glance, she was not there and the sketch remained in complete.
But now, I feel, I have caught the essence of the character. What your views are ?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hilly Path

Watercolour (11" x 15")

This watercolour was done with an intention to achieve a bold and loose effect. I wish I had used a bit of variation in the large piece of foliage on the left. But I am still satisfied with the overall result. Please do give your comments and suggestions.
I find great inspiration in the works of David Taylor. He paints with such a lovely loose and bold style. Unfortunately, I am not being able to put a link to one of his pages here, but I urge everyone who hasn't come across his work to search it on the net. You surely wont be disappointed.
You can see my other works here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mild Sunny day .... By Suresh Pethe

After a long monsoon stretch, yesterday morning was a mild sunny morning and was encouraging to paint something. This is the result. An another cool corner !

                                                Watercolour painting Size 14 " x 10 "

Thursday, August 5, 2010

" A cool place " by Suresh Pethe

Today we were at Sinhagad fort near Pune. While going towards the fort I got an opportunity to paint this water color landscape. It was a very cool and nice place surrounded by rain water. I hope you will also like the place/painting ! --- Size is 11.5 " x 8.5 "

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Welcome Rupesh

Rupesh is the newest member to our family at AOI.A teacher by profession, his interest lies in watercolors and sketching.Lets welcome Rupesh.Take a look at his work here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

" Mansoon mood " -- by Suresh Pethe

This one is a purely watercolor painting ! Its of Nandi temple at Mahuli near Satara. Strictly speaking you may find it  an incomplete one, as I was earlier. Because of the rain I had to pack up suddenly  thinking that , later on I will complete it at home. But then I thought, I may loose certain natural happenings even I touch it ! Tell me your opinion. The size is  10"x14".

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sleeping Baby by Riya Rathore

Sleeping Baby, Water Color Painting, 16 Inch X 19 Inch  

Thank you to all for liking my earlier posted texture based Oil painting. Today I am posting one my favorite water color painting which I completed early last year. This painting is available in golden wooden frame with glass. Please share your comments and feedback.
You can also view my available work on and can follow the blog for addition in future.

Thank you, Riya

Friday, July 30, 2010

Heading for the River

Oil on paper (22" x 15")

This is a painting of an old Indian man headed towards the fiver Ganga for his morning ablutions and prayers. For those who dont know, Ganga holds a special place in the Hindu system. It is supposed to have the ability to cleanse everyone of his sins and curses. A small jar containing Ganga jal (water of ganga) can e found in each and every household in India. Coming back to the painting, I tried to do it with bold brush strokes. I am not particularly satisfied with the background. There are many confusing colour passages in there.
All comments and suggestions are most welcome. Please visit my blog here to see my other works too.

My first apearance --" From the temple " ............ by Suresh Pethe

I must thank Arti-ji for accepting my request so promptly and giving me an opportunity to display my work among the ARTIST FAMILY  and the viewer of this BLOG.

 Few things about me is -- I am a retired civil engineer and come across ' accidentally '  with an organisation like SANSKAR BHARATI . It is well known for art contribution nationwide .  Every member of Sanskar bharati have taught me and since last seven years, at least one a day I am painting or sketching.

This is my first landscape on this blog  " From the temple " in watercolor . The size is 15" x 11" on  hand made paper. My other works are available at ,

Experts' comments from you all , will be a tonic for me in my future journey of learning.
For any inquiries  and or discussion you are welcomed at,

with kind regards

By Suresh Pethe

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome, Suresh Pethe

Let's welcome another member into our family- Mr. Suresh Pethe from Pune, Maharashtra. A retired engineer by profession, Suresh creates beautiful watercolors and some very interesting sketch work. You can take a look at his blog here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monsoon Melody by Padmaja

water color sized 12'' by 14''
In Mumbai, it is pouring everyday and I enjoy the sound of the rain, in spite of the several hassles with the daily activities. During rainy season, a dancing peacock is a delight to watch. The joy that the rain brings extends to humans as well. The children in our apartment complex dance in the rain to their hearts' content with not a care in the world and not worrying about getting sick! Looking at them from my balcony, I was inspired. I took reference from a news paper photo and altered it to my choice. Some adults can let go of themselves and dance in the rain to express the feeling of joy that the rain brings. This is such a moment!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Texture Based by Riya Rathore

Texture Based, Oil Painting on Canvas, 2.25 Feet X 2.25 Feet

Thank you Arti ji for giving me opportunity to contribute on "Artist's of India" Blog. Greeting's to all the contributing Artists and Visitors of this blog.

I am sharing my first post on this blog completed by me May 2010. This a texture based painting in Oil done on canvas. This painting has three different types of texture on Background, Hair an duck. Will look forward for everyone's feedback and comments.

You can also follow my blog for my latest completed work available on

With Warm Regards,
Riya Rathore
Artist from Bangalore

Welcome, Riya!

Lets welcome Riya Rathore, a talented artist from Bangalore,India. You can see her paintings in oils at her blog.Welcome to the family, Riya.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

trees n more by Ajay Patil

Otherday I was clearing my cupboard and realized I have pile of paintings,few "ok"ones and many "not so good" ones. time to shred them.

This is one such "just ok" painting ,watercolor done few wks back, plein air.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Watercolours by Veda Murthy

This is a postcard of Switzerland which my dad bought on his trip to Europe. Switzerland is known for its hilly landscapes, partly forested, and beautiful flower fields.

Watercolours on Strathmore Watercolour paper Size ~ 9" x 12"~

Thank you Arti for making me a part of Artists of India blog. Hope you all like my work. Will look forward to all your comments and feedback. Have a lovely day!!!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Welcome Veda Murthy

Lets Welcome Veda Murthy, a talented young artist who creates beautiful paintings and traditional Indian handiwork. Do give her a visit at

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Family by Padmaja

Acrylic on Card board sized 12'' by 14 ''

I have tried a modern expressionistic way to say what I feel about a family here. For me, a family is being together all the time in ups and downs of our lives, being able to express with out fear what we feel towards each other for good or bad and loving one another for what we are. I used four different hands of a family of four to show the strength, love and bonding that is shared. I remember this quote at this time, "What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." ~George Eliot

Monday, July 5, 2010

Alexey Steele Portrait by Rishi Kapil

Alexey Portrait

24 x 32 , Oil on Canvas

Year : 2010

Status : Available

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Thursday, July 1, 2010


Rahul Salve is a watercolorist from Aurangabad, India; who has joined our little group of artists today.You may see his work at his link here and welcome him.

A day out by Padmaja

Acrylic on Canvas sized 9" by 12", I did this remembering my day out at the Highway one, California. It was a warm and sunny morning.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Old wada- Vasai by Ajay Patil

Rain gave some gap today and I could paint outdoors.

Wada at Vasai , town near Mumbai

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Rider

The Rider,
6"X8".Oil on canvas board.

If you are interested in buying this painting please email me at 

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Fall by Padmaja

Acrylic on Paper sized 14" by 18 "
The drive from Baroda to Saputara had always been exciting and special for me.. enjoying rural Gujarat is something that has to be experienced. This is a random place on this drive where a small river falls down as a beautiful fall. I have used my artistic freedom and added those trees! Also this painting was made as a fengshui element to someone who wanted prosperity and seems like it did give them lot of money! Coincidence? No idea! What mattered was my intention of making this painting was well served and that made me happy :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Portrait Study by Rishi Kapil

12 x 16 , Oil on Canvas

Private Collection , 2010

This portrait was intended to study skin tones in bright light not from a single source.

To view more of my works visit Rishi's Passion for Painting

For portrait commissions mail me at

6"X8". Oil on hardboard panel.

If you are interested in buying this painting please email me at

Monday, June 7, 2010

Faces of Angkor by Padmaja

One of the interesting sculpture that caught my attention at the Angkorwat, Cambodia was the churning of the ocean by the Devas. I tried to do a figurative abstract out of it by making use of the artist freedom, just taking the faces and the perspective in to account. I have shared the photo that I took when I visited the place. I used 3 canvasses of 24 " by 48 " to get a big view.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Low tide

Watercolour on paper (15" X 20")

Boats have always been one of my favourite subjects. I love to paint them from time to time.
All comments and suggestions are welcome.
Please visit my blog here