Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Balcony Love

As the year winds to an end, it is time again to sit back and reflect. Recapture the moments of the past twelve months, the hits and the misses, the highs and the lows, the joys and the sorrows... for Life is like a pallette, with all kinds of colour!

Here's signing off for this year by offering you a chair to sit on, in a peaceful ambience, as you embark on your reflections.

Balcony Love, as I call this painting, is a view of my living room sit-out from inside. Hope you enjoy the view! :)

And hope the new year 2010 adds more splashes of colour to the pallette of your life!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Jodhpur Blue

I got snooping around the internet on Jodhpur (of all places) only because a friend called to inform about his wedding in February next year. The said friend belongs to this glorious city of Rajasthan, and that set me searching for sightseeing locations.

But what completely took my breath away were the pictures of the old town, with the Mehrangarh Fort overlooking the famous blue houses. You can read more about this interesting bit right here. As I browsed around, I settled on the picture below.

It seemed to call out to me, waiting to be painted! And this is what I made of it.

I don't know if I have done enough justice to the stunning vista but I sure am ready to visit Jodhpur, to attend the wedding and to experience the view first hand! :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Nasturtium, Again!

Remember how the first post for this blog featured my favourite flower, the nasturtium. Well, that was a computer painting (created in MS-Paint) and this is an actual one.

Done with acrylic on corrugated cardboard. Quick and satisfying! :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Idyllic Countryside

I'm doing a landscape after quite a while. If you scroll down through my previous few posts you'll realize how long it has been - almost three months!

It is always fun to take a break and then go back to a particular style of painting, so I quite enjoyed doing this one. Especially all the texturing in the foreground.

This was inspired from a picture I came across in some blog that I can't seem to remember now (ok, I admit I'm lousy at maintaining my source details). But here's the original photo.

Doesn't this seem like such a gorgeous place to live in? Well, all I remember is it is somewhere in Ireland... Since I can't go there on a whim, the painting will have to suffice for now! ;)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In Remembrance: Mumbai 26/11

I created this sketch of the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai on the first anniversary of the ghastly 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai.

This is my tribute to all those lives that were needlessly lost, and to their families that had to bear the brunt.
I wanted to colour the sketch the same day but a sick child and other household duties held me up. I finished the colouring today, and here is the final painting.

What I especially like about this painting (taken from a photograph that appeared in the Times of India, Delhi edition on 22Nov09) is that the picture shows birds in flight in the backdrop of the majestic Taj.
This is the vision that we would all rather remember than the smoke-billowing image of the Taj that is now so commemorative of the 26/11 attack.


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