This is an oil painting done from a reference image captured in Dandeli forest. We traveled to Dandeli forest in Karnataka state several years ago. While trekking through the jungle, we came across this serene swamp.
The rotting mass of an island of the right, and the fallen trees provided a perfect frame, while the misty background and the soft light filtering through it served to heighten the mysterious mood of the place.
Oil on canvas20″x 16″
Started trying out a new medium from today – Charcoal sticks. Some attempts at getting some control over it.
Sketched this little temple on the riverside road near Omkareshwar temple. Drawn with Sakura pens and brush pen. Tinted with various colored inks.
Today’s Pune Sketchers’ meet was scheduled at 8am in the ancient Someshwar temple in Pashan. I had never been there before. The sprawling area has many temple structures, old and new. I decided to focus on these two. Completed this rapid sketch in 1:30 hrs. Done with Pigma micron pens and black brush pen.
Colored version after tinting with black, grey and sepia inks
Yesterday, while cleaning up some cupboards, stumbled across some pencil sketches from year 2000, which I had completely forgotten. It was a very pleasant surprize!
I visited Cambridge in the beginning of 2006. Winter had just started receding, and the air was still crisp and cool. I captured this pic at the bank of a beautiful river, where many tourist gondolas were plying.
This pic is drawn in pen and ink on paper (Pigma Micron pens). The special thing about this pic for me is that I have drawn it entirely (NOT “almost”entirely!) with my left hand. It needed a lot of time, and immense patience. But finally it was all more than worth it :-).
After what seems like ages, an oil painting. This is done from a reference photograph of Fort Augustus area of the beautiful Scotland I had clicked way back in 2001!
Oil and Acrylic colors on canvas – Painting time = 3 hours.
Painted this poster for the Bappi Lahiri extravaganza that happened yesterday. This program was organized by the art group I am associated with – Expressions Surbhi. This poster was displayed on the stage background in 5 x 4 feet size.
Painting a Bappi Lahiri poster is always fun, with all the jewelry, gaudy color combos and the always-happy caricature look of the music maestro himself!
Tulsibaug is one of the most happening areas of old Pune, and presents numerous opportunities to capture the hustle-bustle of the modern city mingled with the nostalgic feel of a time bygone.
Today’s Pune Sketchers’ meet was at the centuries old Tulsibaug Ram Mandir. I drew only the top of this temple building outside the main temple, since it was so much exquisitely carved. I drew the stone temple below this separately (on the right side). Did some finishing touches to this by applying ink by brush.
Chilly Sunday morning, soft sunlight through the french window, hot cup of coffee, and nothing to do! A perfect combo for a perfect day!!
Drawn using brush pens and Pigma pens.