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.