Today morning sketch with Pune Urban Sketchers. An elaborately carved window in Raste wada, a 200+ years old structure in the heart of Pune.
Today morning we at Pune Urban Sketchers did our weekly sketchcrawl at Main Street and MG road, Cantonment area.
This smallish junction visible in the picture is in fact a very busy area. It was relatively less maddening today due to Sunday early morning.
Done with pen, inks, watercolors and watercolor pencils.
On Sunday, I traveled to the towns of Wai and Menawali with Pune Urban Sketchers. It was an absolute blast. Wai Ghat (riverfront) accompanied by the temple is absolutely stunning.
I managed to do 3 sketches at Wai. After that we traveled to nearby village of Menawali. It’s home to the ancestral house of Nana Fadanvis, one of the most influential diplomat in the Maratha Empire in the 18th century. I completed 2 sketches (both involving old doors) near the house.
Both these locations are sketchers’ paradise, and all 40 of us came back home in the night with very sore hands, and very high spirits!
Nana Fadanvis House, Menawali
Today morning at Chatushringi temple, Pune, with Pune Urban Sketchers.
Today morning sketch with Pune Urban Sketchers at Jangali Maharaj temple, Pune. It’s a very old temple in Pune (late nineteenth century), named after a saint and freedom fighter, Sadguru Jangali Maharaj.
Today morning at Shanivar wada, with Pune Urban Sketchers. Shanivar wada was the centre of India’s political scene since nearly 50 years before 1818, after which the East India company took over.
Omkareshwar Temple, Pune. A view of part of the temple complex from the nearby river,