Sunday, December 25, 2011

Morning Light

After all those difficult portraits, I thought of relaxing and refreshing myself with a landscape....what's more refreshing than to see the morning sun fall on mountains and greens around...I hope you all get refreshed too....MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL....HAVE THE BEST LIFE AHEAD...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Lost Identity?

When my young maid lost her  estranged husband, I wondered how she'd react to the situation. Her first thought was how she's going to appear before us leaving all her fineries, which she is too fond of. The question that loomed large in my head was why does she have to bear the symbols of widowhood for a man who had never been there for her in life.....I dreaded to face this what's in store for a woman in a world taking pride for all kinds of achievements and developments? What

Monday, December 12, 2011


The artworld lost another of its eminent personality....MARIO MIRANDA, the great cartoonist. As a child I almost believed that Khushwant Singh indeed resided in a bulb...courtesy Mario Miranda. I could identify his cartoons even before I could recognise my own signature. Loved his Ms. Nimboopani or his voluptuous secretary always zapping her male bosses with her one-liners. May your soul rest in peace the great Bachi Karkaria said..."keep the angels smiling".

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Dhumravarna Ganesha

Another abstract Ganesha done quickly on canvas with acrylic...wanted the brush stokes be visible.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

That Lambadi Woman

The elaborate and ornate attire and jewelleries of a banjaran woman is ever fascinating to me. Besides, its a challenge to hold your patience until the last chain or drop. While painting the earlier one I mostly used my own imagination to create the designs for the ornaments...but this time I thought a little research will be of no harm....loved painting her tatoos..

Monday, November 7, 2011


                    Off late, unprecedented events and worldly tasks are simply keeping me away from my set of colours and canvases. Besides, I'm not being able to decide the posture of the Banjaran I wish to paint...countless sketches and a rough work yielded to nothing I can settle to. Am I too distracted?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Of Leaves and whorls

The three dimensional whorls in a photograph attracted me and I gave it a was tough to achieve the required effect but it was fun. Must say, the picture amazed me as I've never before seen such a complicated leaf whorl...:)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Idol Maker

When I was a little girl, a man came to stay with us..he was a 'potua', the idol maker. His work was so fascinating and mesmerising that till date whenever I see any clay idol, it reminds me of him.... When I came across a photograph of a potua painting a Durga idol...I thought this would be the best tribute I can give a person from whom I've learnt most of the color mixing...I don't know of his whereabouts but this is for him....'Palmamu'...I would fondly call him.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Tha Cascading Beauty

A trial with waterfall....still the fall doesn't look natural... I have to go for another.....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Paper Peacock

Made this peacock out of mountboard, marble paper anf foil paper for Ganapati decoration. The idea came up spontaneously. May be this is my way of worshipping the 'Bappa'....

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dieter's Delight...:)

The other day I asked my kiddos to draw and paint pears and found that even my pears were not looking healthy I started with this...a quick one in a rough handmade paper...hope I could bring in the luscious look.....:)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Our tireless gardener fascinated my parents more than he did to me at first. Then I noticed his everyday blue shirt and a cap with an oversized shade and the black plastic sandals to add to these. The wrinkles on his face and creases of his shirt hardly matched the sturdiness of his hands though....Our fondly called 'Malimama' was not a bad start for a life study and that to a difficult one  and I thought of giving it a go.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Misty Istanbul..

While reading Pamuk's Istanbul..I was browsing through the photographs inside and I came across this...a beautiful misty background of blue mosque in mist with Bosphorus on foreground...and I thought of quickly making this pencil sketch.....

Monday, August 1, 2011

Celebrating life

My love for primary colors is back with this....I did this on request but thought to give a twist by making a Rajasthani girl dance to the Dholak of a Santhal boy. Hope everyone likes....

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Jungle Trail

Rugged roads of Ranthambhore with its surrounding dry forest of Dhonk had been a favourite of mine. I painted this on a day when my thoughts were drawn to my Ranthambhore days.........

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Backyard

Sometimes, backyard is more interesting, especially for special meetings...A backyard as picture perfect as this can be a perfect meeting place for two persons in love.......

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A tryst with black&white

Tried to capture the light on the walls of this ruin I came across in Ghorna near Shimla. They say its haunted........

Monday, June 20, 2011


I tried to create a mettalic effect....somewhat like a velvet painting with this..Hope everyone likes this.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Night scene after a rain

My street looks beautiful to me after a dash of shower. Poodles of water reflecting the flanking trees and occasional halogen lights simply makes it magical and mysterious.....

Friday, June 3, 2011

Fall Colours

Colours...and if its of  autumn the most beautiful sight. To add to it, my romantic self would love to wander through a path surrounded by these colours of nature...Hope my dearest one gets an insight of this self of mine through this pic.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunset and the Palms

A beautiful capture by one of my friend's hubby in their trip to Kerala inspired this painting...difficult were the shades as this was the first time I was trying a realistic sunset scenario with acrylic. I enhanced the rippling effect of water...

Monday, May 9, 2011


This was quite challenging as I had to transform Lord Ganesha into a modern or say, an abstract form. The pose came suddenly in my mind....though an abstract, I couldn't refrain myself from painting the blessing hand and the delicious 'modak' without which I felt the concept would be incomplete.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Exhibition

On April 28th, 29th and 30th, I decided to keep an exhibition of my creations at my are some glimpses of it.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Golden Peak

I saw beautiful Kanchenjunga from an Indian flight enroute Delhi from Guwahati Mesmerising was the view and mesmerised and overwhelmed was I to see the entire Himalayan range on my flight window. The Golden Peak is my tribute to this beautiful mountain I wish to see again and again.....

Saturday, April 23, 2011 Abstract

I joined this group of amateur photographers few weeks ago and saw a photograph titled black in nature...nice little composition of silhouettes of leaves against setting sun...thought of trying it out as an abstract and here it is.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

A moody landscape

I painted this when my friend Gargi showed me a photograph of lake Periyar....God's own land has its own beauty and its known to the world, but, what attracted me was the cloudy sky with its moody reflection in the lake.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Silent Prayer

Hysteria, emotions, drama and sometimes violence, prayers are depicted in all forms. What I like is a silent prayer without any of such gestures at any time of the day and in any condition....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Capturing the light

Capturing the sunlight...that's what I wanted to paint...and why not on a mansion wall...some legacies...some harm in dreaming!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011


 Abstract is a field where there is a very thin line between a matured subject and a childish love for colour splashes. I started this on request....chose the subject but was unsure of its outcome.
Duality exists in every every relationship. A teenage daughter is still vulnerable but thinks and enacts as an independent and determined individual often countered by the mother. Probably...mother too is still vulnerable and tries to protect the daughter more than required. There is a clash of personality, of sensuality too.......

Friday, March 4, 2011


A morose heart gives rise to peculiar thoughts..sometimes...a drop of tear or two which we hide,

but, actually wish our loved ones could see. Sometimes, seclusion works that time, what's more prefered than a lone corner in the darkness of an isolated stairs?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stippled Forest

 Stippling is an amazing technique....dots forming images..almost like pixel art. When someone gave the idea of drawing a forest with this method..I thought to give it a go. It was tedious with a normal paintbrush but fun. Hope everyone likes it. Thinking of trying some more in future.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


 I came across this valley in my dream? An abandoned shack torn by snowy wind standing amongst the mist...mysterious and haunted. The valley behind covered with thick fog and the conifers standing tall like sentinels...oof...seems I'm getting too poetic. Painting this picture in watercolor was a tedious job..I tried repeatedly to come up with this. Hats off to the photographer whose picture I referred to...

Monday, January 31, 2011


A quiet walk for miles along the beach ....everyones desire. I dream of this often...away from all the hustles and bustles that my city offers....whats best if I have my best friend tagged along??

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Seascape 2

I saw this lone fisherman in the wee hours at a deserted beach in Alibaug. With a burning ghat in the vicinity of the beach, every grain of sand reminded of some departed soul, but, he seemed oblivious or probably was too used to and at ease. His sporty look and efficient manner of braving the waves caught my fascination.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


The other day I was going through the snaps of Tarkarli...the clear blue sky and the emerald green water combined with clean white sand was inspiring enough for a seascape. First of the series, hope my skill in watercolor improves with each one of them.