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A Peaceful Ride

Posted by on Dec 31, 2016 in Water Painting | 0 comments

A Peaceful Ride

A Peaceful RideI love the beautiful scenery created during sunset at a waterfront like the river or sea. This is my depiction of such a landscape in water color (on handmade sheet). Tried to create some drama by only choosing shades of yellow and green only for this one. What a lovely ride it would be on water at a lovely time of day like this!

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Motherhood

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Motherhood

Motherhood

This is a painting of a mother and child using acrylic paints on canvas. Here I have tried to show the constituents of a mother’s love for her child in different colors. A mother is loving, kind, patient and very calm while raising a kid. So the colorful background I painted, shows the following: her unconditional love is represented by pink color, her energy by yellow, her calmness is shown by blue and her patience is represented by the green color.

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Diwali Illustration

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Diwali Illustration

Diwali Illustration

Not sure what it was the other day, the smell in the air that reminded me of Diwali or was it just my fiery mood ;), but I got motivated by the thought of the colorful light of fire crackers against the black Diwali night. And that resulted in this abstract painting using Acrylic paints. Bright and Joyous!

This was done with acrylic paints on canvas.

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Calm Horses – Mother and Child

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Calm Horses - Mother and Child

Calm Horses – Mother and Child

I love horses a lot. I find them the calmest animal. This is my first painting in which I have tried to show the calmness of horses and the immense love between mother and child . Mother and child look calm and happy as they enjoy a gentle breeze and the beautiful nature around them.

This painting is done with acrylic paints on canvas.

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Elegance of a Yellow Rose

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Elegance of a Yellow Rose

Elegance of a Yellow Rose

Rose is my favorite flower and love painting roses. In this particular one, I wanted to display the elegance of this beautiful yellow rose.
Yellow roses are a symbol of friendship too. Dedicating this watercolor painting to all my wonderful friends :)!

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Ganesha’s Childhood

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Ganesha's Childhood

Ganesha’s Childhood

Here is one more painting of my favorite models, Lord Ganesha :). I have tried to depict a scene from Lord Ganesha’s childhood where he is enjoying swinging. I love swings a lot as well.

In this painting, I imagined and portrayed a fusion of two far apart eras – the golden age and our modern age. On one hand, Lord Ganesha is swinging in a swing in heaven above the sky with heaven’s snowy mountains in the backdrop and on the other hand, he is studying using our modern gadgets – the tablet :)!

This is an acrylic painting, done on canvas.

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Healthy, Wealthy…

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Healthy, Wealthy...

Healthy, Wealthy…

There is an old idiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. So, here is my new painting of two yummy and healthy apples to make you healthy, wealthy and wise :)

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Autumn

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Autumn

Autumn

This is a painting of colorful leaves. Here I wanted to show the autumn season, a time of drying leaves… During this time, we can see a tremendous variety in leaf colors – green, yellow, brown etc. and that… I love to watch…

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Ganesha on X-Ray

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Ganesha on X-Ray

Ganesha on X-Ray

This painting is another experimental paintings of mine. I have tried to make use of a waste x-ray sheet by painting Lord Ganesha in a new style..

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An Innovative Experiment

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

 

An Innovative Experiment

An Innovative Experiment

This painting is one of my experimental paintings. I have tried to make use of a waste x-ray sheet by painting beautiful Lily flowers on it.

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Sunup Tulips

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Sunup Tulips

Sunup Tulips

I have painted these Tulips as if it is morning  and they have just bloomed to blossom our morning…

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Moon on the Horizon

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Moon on the Horizon

Moon on the Horizon

I had made this painting by imagining that I am in the sea on that boat near the moon on the horizon…

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Mother’s Affection

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Mother's Affection

Mother’s Affection

This is a very special painting which is very close to my heart.

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Bright Tulips

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Bright Tulips

Bright Tulips

Tulips are very colorful flowers. In this painting, I decided to make the background black to give the Tulips a brighter look and more contrast against the background.

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Juvenile Ganesha

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Juvenile Ganesha

Juvenile Ganesha

In this painting, I have tried to show Lord Ganesha’s childhood time. Flowers are showering on him from heaven as a symbol of all the Gods being glad to see him enjoying eating his favorite Laddoos.

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Amalgam

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Amalgam

Amalgam

In this painting I have tried to show the fusion of beautiful music and the perfect moment. I feel that evening around sunset is the best time for enjoying playing music. So, while imagining that melodious moment, in my mind there came the image of Pied Piper – a pipe player and I decided to make him the hero in my painting.

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Deep Meditation

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Deep Meditation

Deep Meditation

Gautam Buddha is in his deep meditation. God/Goddess are pleased with his meditation so are showering flowers on him from heaven.

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The Blue Bloom

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

The Blue Bloom

The Blue Bloom

I fell in love with these pretty blue flowers that bloomed in my garden, then decided to capture them on my canvas.

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The Welkin Bunch

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

The Welkin Bunch

The Welkin Bunch

Just my depiction of an imaginary way of doing meetings in the sky.

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Hermit Avenue

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Hermit Avenue

Hermit Avenue

This painting is off of a photo I had clicked sometime back. This is a lone street shaded by Ashoka trees on both sides and one of my favorite streets of the IIT Campus (Kharagpur).

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Delicateness of Parched Roses

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Delicateness of Parched Roses

Delicateness of Parched Roses

In this painting I have tried to show the beauty of dry white Roses. I just want to say that Roses are always beautiful – whether they are fresh or dry :).
I painted these roses directly using paints (Acrylic) and brushes on canvas paper, without sketching with a pencil first. I was skeptical at first about how this would turn out to be and while I can definitely improve, am happy with the results.

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A Dahlia Family

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

A Dahlia Family

A Dahlia Family

This is another sample of my passion for painting Dahlias. Can’t help it, it is a beautiful flower :)!

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The Gracious Moon

Posted by on Dec 29, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

The Gracious Moon

The Gracious Moon

I have always found the moon very charming and have tried to capture its grace in my photos and on my canvas. This collection of mine has many incarnations of the moon in various shapes and shades. This is one of my favorite captures.

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Madhubani – Aqua

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Fabric Painting | 0 comments

Madhubani - Aqua

Madhubani – Aqua

The Madhubani Art, practiced mainly in Bihar (India) is characterized by geometrical patterns and the attention to details that are given to the art work. The medium used for creating the paintings vary. For this painting, I have used fabric paints on cloth. With fishes on four symmetrical sides and leaves in between – this is my first attempt to add the Madhubani art to my shelf.

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A Long Shadowy Path

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured Slider, Water Painting | 4 comments

A Long Shadowy Path

A Long Shadowy Path

Kharagpur, India, where I live, is very green and beautiful. There are many such paths (like the one you see above) where people take dreamy morning or leaving walks, enjoying the breeze and the beautiful views of nature around. It is refreshing for both the body and soul. I go around one such path everyday in my wheelchair and was inspired to capture this on paper.

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The Arched Tree

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

The Arched Tree

The Arched Tree

This is the picture of an old tree, slightly bent around that time of the day when it is going to get dark soon.

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Heading Home

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Heading Home

Heading Home

As the dusk sets, its the time to get back home.

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Dancing Flowers

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Dancing Flowers

Dancing Flowers

Not sure why, to me, these flowers look pretty and dressed-up like Indian dancers. And they were indeed dancing as the wind moved them :). I painted this bunch of vibrant colored flowers and leaves using water paint.

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Fresh bloomed Pink Rose

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Fresh Pink Rose

Fresh Pink Rose

Rose is my all-time favorite flower, but this one is more special. This is the painting of a real rose – that rose was the biggest rose that I have ever seen. It had a very sweet smell. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to paint it :)

 

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Pretty Bougainvillea

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Featured Slider, Water Painting | 6 comments

Pretty Bougainvillea

Pretty Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea flowers looking pretty in the wind. The petals of the flower seem like they are made of delicate, soft paper. This contrast of soft pink flowers and delicate green leaves was looking very pretty swaying in the breeze one evening, out came the hand-made paper and paints and here is the result :).

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A bond of friendship

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Acrylic Painting | 2 comments

Two Parrot friends

Two Parrot friends

Here is yet another painting of mine of parrots. I love to look at and paint parrots. So, this time I have painted these two parrots to dedicate it to my friends on Valentine’s Day. And as a matter of fact, it was also drawn on Valentine’s Day :)

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Mauve Flowers

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

Mauve Flowers

Mauve Flowers

What can I say? I love flowers and nature. So here is yet another one – a flowers’ painting – Mauve and Beautiful. They look happy and hence make me feel happy. This is a still life painting made with water paints. Because it is a still life painting, we can see different shades and shadows which gives it an overall feel of life in general – which has various shades.

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Pink Dahlia

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Dahlia

Pink Dahlia

The vibrant Dahlia flower on golden amber leaves. It is a still life painting which shows different contrasts of two beautiful colors pink and yellow.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet as well as the composer of the Indian National Anthem. He is still alive through his poems and Bengali music known as “Rabindra sangeet”.  This is my token of respect for him for his great works. This is also my first attempt of making a human portrait in Water color

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Endless shades of Dahlia

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

I was so amused by the beauty of Dahlia that I decided to make multiple versions of this flower applying combinations of different colors. With its in-numerous petals all beautifully placed together, it is hard not to appreciate the charm of the flower. So, no – it is not Photoshop because of which you are seeing multiple variants of this painting :)

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Purple Lilies

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Purple Lilies

Purple Lilies

Fresh purple lilies from the garden. No doubt, there are butterflies all over :)

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On the Table

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

On the Table

On the Table

A cute hippo next to a flower vase. Incidentally, in this painting I have portrayed the flower vase that I had decorated myself. So, it is my painting inside my painting :)

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Spring

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

Spring

Spring

Spring is the time when everything seems happier. Trees get new leaves, beautiful flowers bloom and the birds are specially active. This painting is a snapshot of such an environment, three flowers seeing the world for the first time.

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Glowing Green

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Glowing Green

Glowing Green

Glowing green leaves bulging out of the vase.

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The Leafy Family

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

The Leafy Family

The Leafy Family

Two leaves and a leaf and nothing else to worry about.

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Reflection

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

Reflection

Reflection

A lovely bird with its legs below water, cautiously checking out the world around it. The reflection of the flora around the pond is making the pond seem as if it has acquired the shades from the its guest.

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Bird in Snow

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured Slider, Water Painting | 7 comments

Bird in Snow

Bird in Snow

There is snow all around, the brown branches and this beautiful bird’s contrasting colors together make up a beautiful imagery. The bird seems to be contemplating about something in the midst of the wide expanse and peacefulness of the pure, white snow…

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A Proud Bird

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

A Proud Bird

A Proud Bird

Tiny in size, but tall in his own way… a proud bird. Very colorful as well. I painted this proud little bird sitting on a branch, beautiful leaves and delicate branches surround him as he looks at something in a very focused way and feels the breeze of Spring…

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Solitary and Sound

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

Solitary and Sound

Solitary and Sound

A large rock, standing still and firm with water all around it.

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Halloween-esque

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 in Acrylic Painting | 3 comments

Halloween-esque

Halloween-esque

Halloween-esque : My biggest (wrt dimensions) painting so far. Read the story behind it here.

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Four in a Row

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Fabric Painting | 0 comments

Four in a Row

Four in a Row

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White on Dark Chocolate

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Fabric Painting | 0 comments

White on Black

White on Black

I made this tablecloth by painting a design using white fabric paint on a dark chocolate brown colored cloth, then added a white boundary to match. Although this is a shift from my usually colorful self :), I enjoyed the contrast and simplicity of this work.

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Dazzling Lily

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 4 comments

Attiring the void

Dazzling Lily

In general, people think that black is not good color. This beautiful combination of a red Lily on black background shows that black in not a bad color at all, it is beautiful.

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Rose on Green Spread

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Rose on Green Spread

Rose on Green Spread

I made this painting on a canvas. I made it around the halloween day last year. The background of this painting is based on my imagination of halloween spirit – ghostly and mysterious. The red rose is making its presence felt on the various shades of halloween-ish green in the background.

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Flowers on a hankie

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Fabric Painting | 0 comments

Fresh flower and uprising buds on handkerchiefs.

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Vegetables Ready for Chopping

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Water Painting | 2 comments

Vegetables Ready for Chopping

Vegetables Ready for Chopping

This is a common scene in my home when my mother sits down to cut vegetables for preparing lunch. Fresh, Healthy and Beautiful vegetables in water paint!

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Energy Bowl

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Energetic Bowl

Energy Bowl

This is a painting of a bowl filled with fresh fruits showing that we should eat fruits to feel fresh and to get the energy that appears to be emanating from this bowl. So in realistic terms, its an energy bowl ;), and a natural one at that! This painting is done using water color on handmade paper.

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A Mother’s Devotion

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Water Painting | 0 comments

A Mother's Devotion

A Mother’s Devotion

In many story books, I have read of stories of Lord Krishna’s childhood acts. So, on the occasion of Lord Krishna’s  birthday, known as Krishna Janmashtami I felt like showing the beautiful relationship between Krishna and his mother on my canvas using the magic of my paint and brush.

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Beauty of Dry Flowers

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Featured Slider, Water Painting | 0 comments

Beauty of Dry Flowers

Beauty of Dry Flowers

Flowers always look beautiful, whether they have dried up or are fresh. This is a bouquet of such flowers. The mix of greens, browns and yellows looks elegant and pretty.  This is done in water color.

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Little Kids

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 2 comments

Little kids in various moods :)

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Twigs in a glass

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 2 comments

Twigs in a glass

Twigs in a glass

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Swami Vivekananda

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 0 comments

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

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Rabindranath Tagore

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 0 comments

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was a legend – I don’t even need to talk about that. I am fond of this sketch because I was able to do it in less than 15 minutes :)

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The Calm

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 0 comments

Calm

Calm

Usually horses are associated with energy and activity. But have you seen a horse when it is all by itself, perhaps waiting to take instructions from its master? Doesn’t it look all calm and peaceful?

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Mother Teresa

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Pencil Sketch | 0 comments

Pencil-Sketch-IP-MotherTeresa1

Mother Teresa

 

Mother Teresa sacrificed everything in her life to take care of others who needed her help. This is what gave her joy in life! Irrespective of whether she is officially awarded a sainthood or not, she was truly a saint from all her actions and behavior. As such, sometimes I wonder if she was even human, because are humans even capable of the strength she had and love that she bestowed on others?

This pencil sketch of hers is a tiny token of my respect and admiration for Mother Teresa.

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The Three of Us

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

The Three of Us

The Three of Us

This is my representation of the three of us – my brother, my sister and me. My sister, who cares for us and keeps checking on what we are doing, in the center, me on the right, with my arts and crafts that I love working on and my brother on the left, on his laptop, tapping away.

I know this picture is not accurate in many ways… as in how we look etc., but this is how I see us. Also, we are actually together in one place for only a few days every year, but we still feel as close as ever… and the above representation doesn’t change.

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Wings of Fire

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Glass Painting | 0 comments

 

Wings of Fire

Wings of Fire

Wings of Fire…

In this painting, I want to show that like this airplane is fighting with fire and flying out of it undefeated, we should also persistently fight every problem in life and come out victorious or at least try our best.

This is a glass painting – but instead of actual glass, I made this on a thick transparent cellophane. Depending on the light/hue behind, the painting looks slightly different in the areas that has translucent paint or a lighter coat of paint.

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Parrot on a Tile

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Glass Painting | 0 comments

Parrot On a Tile

Parrot On a Tile

Usually, the parrots that we find in our neighborhood are green. However, there does exist a variety of parrots which possess a multi-colored body. In this painting, I’ve drawn one such colorful parrot, in its typical pose. This is done using glass paints on a tile – a tile that is seen plastered on walls!

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Two Birds

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Glass Painting | 0 comments

Two Birds

Two Birds

Doesn’t it look sweet – a bird bringing a flower for its baby? I have tried to display the care, love and happiness between a mother and her child. Two birds – glass painting on a tile.

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In an Aquarium

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Glass Painting | 0 comments

In an Aquarium

In an Aquarium

A number of Nemos silently playing in an aquarium.

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An Experiment in Peepal Leaves

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Featured Slider, Water Painting | 0 comments

An Experiment in Peepal Leaves

An Experiment in Peepal Leaves

We have a huge Peepal  tree in our house. In the spring season, new, delicate and beautiful leaves spring up. In this painting I want to show the beauty of these new leaves of the Peepal tree. I have experimented with two different types of colors – water color pencils and glass paint (on canvas) here.

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Tea Pot

Posted by on Feb 10, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Tea Pot

Tea Pot

When light falls on a vessel made of steel, there are a numerous patterns that can be observed. I made this painting while the tea-pot and the tumbler were posing for me. Various shades of dark and silver on the steel.

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Smiles, Happiness

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Smiles in the Sky!

Smiles in the Sky!

I used the smiles of some famous actresses whom I like, to show happiness everywhere – in the sky and in the air.
You can take some time to guess who these smiles belong to :)…

This painting is water painting on handmade paper.

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Rejuvenating the Day

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Rejuvenating the Day

Rejuvenating the Day

I have painted these pink Morning Glories to bring their freshness into everyone’s life. So pure, clean, pretty, fresh and yes pink :).

This is a water painting.

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Pink Roses on Brown

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Pink Roses on Brown

Pink Roses on Brown

I love Roses and pink is my favorite color. This painting shows a beautiful combination of the two. In order to add a (very) slight 3-D affect, I painted the roses and leaves first, then cut that out at the boundaries. Then I painted a brown background on another sheet of paper and then pasted the cut-out of the roses’ painting on it. This gives it a very slight 3-D affect.

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My Cogitation of Sea World, USA

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Dolphins

Dolphins

I just love going near a sea and watching the water, waves and animals. My love towards the world of sea reached a new high when I visited the Sea World in USA. After visiting the Sea world and watching the dolphin’s show, my desire of painting it became very strong. And now after 3 years, I have painted them on my canvas in acrylic colors.

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Pink Roses with Ribbon

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Oil Pastels, Water Painting | 0 comments

Pink Roses with Ribbon

Pink Roses with Ribbon

Pink Roses, ribbon – luxurious, beautiful! This is another one in my series of roses. The background was done using oil pastels. The roses, leaves and ribbon was done in water paint.

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Orange Roses

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Orange Roses

Orange Roses

Another one in my series of roses – Orange roses on an almost orange background… This painting is done in watercolor on paper.

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Indoor Flowers Gazing Outdoors

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Indoor Flowers Gazing Outdoors

Indoor Flowers Gazing Outdoors

In this painting I want to show that even though flowers are sometimes kept indoors, they try to feel and gaze at nature outdoors – for they are part of nature and belong with it.  This is a painting that combined a picture with my imagination – on paper with water color.

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Colorful, beautiful Zinnias in Water Paint

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Water Painting | 0 comments

 

Beautiful, colorful Zinnias!

Beautiful, colorful Zinnias!

Colorful, beautiful Zinnias in Water Paint

I painted this looking at some colorful, beautiful zinnias growing in my garden. It was a beautiful day and the zinnias looked refreshing and beautiful, just ready to be captured using a paint and brush :)! This is done using water paint on paper.

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Pink Flowers – Lily, Rose and Orchids

Posted by on Nov 24, 2012 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Pink ! Rose, Lily, Orchid

Pink ! Rose, Lily, Orchid

Pink is my favorite color :). So here’s are a bunch of pretty pink flowers – a lily, a rose and some orchids. I painted this using water paint on paper. Besides the main subjects – the glorious pink flowers :), also  focused on the leaves and the background as well to enhance the beauty of the flowers.

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White Jungle

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Acrylic Painting, Featured Slider | 0 comments

White Jungle

White Jungle

White Jungle. That’s how I see it :). I have tried to portray late evening in a somewhat scary, mysterious jungle. This painting is acrylic on canvas.

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The Beauty of Nature

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

The Beauty of Nature

The Beauty of Nature

In this painting I have tried to show the beauty of nature during spring. The beautiful moon appears to be peeking from between the branches of a tree to stare at this beauty…

This painting is acrylic on canvas.

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Goddess Saraswati

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati

I am so fond of making paintings of Indian gods and goddesses. They have so much of art and imagination around their representation. I made this painting of Saraswati long time back – with acrylic on hand-made paper. I love to add details in my painting and so have I done in this painting.

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Lord Ganesha

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Acrylic Painting, Featured Slider | 0 comments

Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

This is a painting of Lord Ganesha. This world of ours is thought to be created by the great Gods & Goddesses we believe in. So I made this painting of Lord Ganesha to show his greatness… Lord Ganesha seems very popular with artists :), I have personally made many paintings of his, this being one with acrylic paint on canvas.

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My First Ganesha

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in Water Painting | 0 comments

My First Ganesha

My First Ganesha

I love making paintings of lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is such a good model :) This was the first Ganesha painting I ever did – it was a really long time ago. I remember that time, it was early spring and it just occurred to me – why not make a portrait of lord Ganesha. And he looks quite happy in this avatar of his.
Since then, I have not stopped making portraits of lord Ganesha.

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Joyous baisakhi

Posted by on Dec 14, 2014 in Water Painting | 0 comments

Beshakhi-festival_WaterColor

This water painting depicts the Indian festival Baisakhi. I thought of making this because I wanted to show the enthusiasm and joy of this colorful festival. Through this painting of mine, I also wanted to convey that Baisakhi is a harvest festival for Punjabis. According to the Punjabi calendar, it is also the Punjabi New Year and comes in the month of March-April. It is a very popular festival of Punjab, and is especially important for the Sikh community as it also marks the establishment of the Khalsa. People of Punjab celebrate this festival by wearing colorful clothes, dancing their folk dance Bhangra, singing and playing dholak in their fields while harvesting their crops. The whole environment looks very colorful and full of energy during this time.               

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Mira – A True Devotee

Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Acrylic Painting | 0 comments

Mira - A True Devotee

Mira – A True Devotee

This painting shows the worshiping done by Mira Bai for her beloved Lord Krishna.

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It Takes Two to Tango!

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Featured Slider, Pottery Painting | 0 comments

It Takes Two to Tango!

These are small terracotta pots painted and decorated with handmade painted clay flowers, glitter paint etc. The base paints were shimmering contrasting colors – green, blue, red and yellow. I made roses out of clay and painted them. These handmade clay flowers on the two pots are alternatively placed (pink and yellow are interchanged) to create a pair (it takes two to tango :)). Sequins of various shapes, rhomboid mirrors and designs with glitter paint also adorn these pots.

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Ornate Terracotta Pillar

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Ornate Pillar

Ornate Pillar

 

This looks like a cross between a decorated pillar from a palace from the past and a fabric with rich Indian traditional designs. Bright colors and vibrant, glittering designs all speak of this rich and beautiful mix :). I had a lot of fun working on this one and while I let creativity flow, I tried to keep the boundaries clean and crisp so that the contrasting colors could shine through. Couldn’t resist glittering gold paint to enhance the richness of the bold colors used.

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Black and White and Traditional

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Black and White and Traditional

Black and White and Traditional

 

The title speaks for itself :), I chose black as the base and white as a contrasting color for the designs on this one. The shape of this pot is like a very traditional “handiya”  that people used to keep butter and milk in, way in the past (even now you can see some shops keep sweets in such “handiyas”). So to keep with shape, the designs on this are also inspired by Indian traditional decorations seen around huts, small temples etc.

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Maroon and White

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Maroon and White

Maroon and White

 

Yup, does the name get more pictorial ;)? The base color I chose here is maroon and used white as a stark contrast to make the designs pop.   I chose to paint simple designs and let the beautiful contrast of colors to speak for itself :).

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Soothing Pink

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Soothing Pink

Soothing Pink

Soothing Pink

Pink is my favorite color and these days comes in a variety of shades with names occupying a whole range from  “Hot Pink”, “Shocking Pink”, “Tickle Me Pink” , “Baby Pink”  to the straight forward “Light Pink” or “Dark Pink”. I call this decoration a “Soothing Pink” as this pink seems soothing and also the shades used for the accompanying blues, greens etc. also seem soothing, quiet-ish but elegant. What you see here is one “Deeya” (earthen lamp) placed on top of an elongated terracotta pot. The base paint is of course “soothing” pink and the designs are done with other soothing colors and are traditionally inspired curves, dots, flowers and rhombi…

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Aquarium

Posted by on Dec 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Aqua

Aquarium

 

The way the potter made this one, this pot had ripples on its own. So naturally, I thought of doing something related to water and then thought of making this as an inside-out aquarium. So I used a shade of blue for the base and added meandering silver-white lines to further accentuate the ripples. No aquarium is complete without the aquatic flora and fauna :), so I made some colorful fishes out of clay and some sea plant like clay objects and attached them to this inside-out aquarium. I especially like the pink fish on the left swimming away from view :).

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Avatar Inspired Garden

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Avatar Inspired Garden

Avatar Inspired Garden

Avatar Inspired Garden

Liking a movie or not is subjective. One might not like the story and the characters, while someone else might. I wasn’t fully enamored by the story or the characters in Avatar, but the creativity and detailed work that was displayed was simply superb! This one is inspired by Avatar. Blue! Naturally, the base color chosen is Blue. A purple ribbon of color which has golden boundaries and silver dots for decoration drapes it. I made flowers and leaves from clay and painted and decorated them in bright colors and put a touch of glitter to match the decorations on the base. This is my Avatar Inspired decorated Terracotta pot :).

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Royalty

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Royalty

Royalty

 

This is another small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. I really like shimmering colors for the work on terracotta pots, reminds me of royal kings and queens from the yesteryears :). I used copper and yellow-gold like colors as base ones here and decorated with glittering green paint and put dots of different colors. I made roses, leaves and another flower using clay and attached them to the pot. A yellow satin ribbon with a green glittery line drawn on it is draped around to add to the “royal” look :).

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Rustic, Earthy

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Rustic, Earthy

As a kid we traveled long distances in Indian trains, which went through many villages with small huts in which people lived. While not big or fancy, these huts were decorated with love and traditional designs. That was the inspiration for the rustic designs and texture I painted on this terracotta pot.

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The Majestic One

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The Majestic One

This is a small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. I love these two base colors, had a lot of fun working on this base coat of majestic, light shimmering purple with a combination of shimmering yellow for the central part. I decorated it with flowers and leaves I made from clay. Also used sequins, decorative mirrors, glitter paint etc. to add more detailed designs.

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Pillar with Flowery Vine

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

 
 
 

Pillar with Flowery Vine

I used cream as the base for decorating this small terracotta pot, which makes the candy cane inspired vine wrapped around it and the brightly colored flowers and leaves really pop. I made the vine and flowers out of clay and painted pistachio shells as leaves.

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Roses on Black

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Roses on Black

I painted the base color on this small terracotta pot black and then painted delicate white lace like designs on it (with shimmering red and green dots). Made flowers out of clay and painted them. Made leaves by painting pistachio shells that way. I created the stalks for the flowers out by painting and cutting the stalks from a tree that way. Golden colored lace circles on the top and bottom outline the bunch of flowers and leaves between the beautifully. There are also some silver colored glitter used to create more designs on the top and a circle at the bottom to match the white lace like design overall.

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Rangoli

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I painted and decorated this small terracotta pot with bright contrasting colors and some glitter paints. Then added a colorful flower and leaves I made out of clay. The design on this is inspired by the bright colors used in various forms during festivals in India. It has panels/sections of different base colors and similar but different design on each panel.

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Terracotta Dressed in Gray

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Terracotta Dressed in Gray

I must have worked on this one during one my dark moods or maybe it was just that there were dark gray clouds in the sky that day and oh boy it rained a lot that day! After I did the gray paint coating, I decorated it with petals/flowers I made out of clay and painted those with bright, somewhat glittery yellows, reds and greens for contrast. Also did some delicate lace like designs with glitter paint on the top and bottom.

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The Garden

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

The Garden

This is another small terracotta pot that I painted and decorated. The inspiration for this one was a layered black frock I once had. The layers had shimmering boundaries. So I painted this one with a black base and added parallel shimmering circles around the pot. Then I decorated it with colorful flowers, leaves and butterflies just like they would be in a garden. These I made out of clay and painted.

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Rose on Black

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I like experimenting with putty, roses and terracotta – they are one of my favorites. This terracotta pot has a rose made out of putty on its side. Although, making a rose out of putty is always fun, it is not so easy to have one on a clay pot. I have to delicately hold the freshly made rose on the pot for a while with glue applied, so that it stays permanently. In addition to the black background, I applied some glitter to the pot to compliment the presence of the rose.

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Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

I used a copper color for the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, flowers made out of clay, painted pistachio shells etc. This reminds me of shiny, ornate pillars from palaces shown in Indian movies :), except that it is leaning (I like this quirkiness).

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Mini Pillar

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Mini Pillar

I used a copper color as the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, painted jute etc. . This reminds me of shiny, ornate pillars from palaces shown in old Indian movies :). I named it “mini” pillar because there is also a taller copper colored pillar: Terracotta Copper (Leaning) Pillar

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Maui – Decorative Terracotta Pot

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Maui – Decorative Terracotta Pot

I used a shimmering, pearl like mauve color as the base paint for this small terracotta pot. Decorations were done using glitter paint, designs painted on pistachio shells etc. . I call this piece “Maui” off of the base color Mauve and all the decorative elements and the colors somehow remind me of the fun elements of Hawaii as I have seen in pictures :).

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Tea Time

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Tea Time

Tea Time

This is a zari, glitter and acrylic color on a traditional tea cup! Shades of white on top and bottom over a layer of black mark the boundaries. I have used zari and glitter to decorate the area in between. Do you see pistachio shells? Yes, they are partially coated in read an blue over and below the zari strip. I have tried to portray the signature of tribal art through the special shading strokes of white.

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Delicate Petals

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

I painted the base of this small terracotta pot navy blue and decorated it with glitter paint and couple other things. The pink stripes you see are from the net like thing that apples and pears are individually packed in these days (rings any bells?:)). The main decoration though is the two flowers that I made out of clay. I made the petals really thin – as they are in reality for these types of flowers. This was the tricky part – making the petals that thin. They are so thin and delicate that even after the clay has hardened, the petals are malleable and I think in a little bit of a strong wind, the petals might move like that of real flowers! It was really fun working on this piece.

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Orange and Blue

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Orange n Blue

Orange n Blue

I thought of decorating this almost perfectly spherical terra-cotta pot with bright colors. Orange and deep blue instantaneously struck a chord. After setting the base colors, I added symmetric designs on opposite sides using clay and glitter.

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Lamps – with a Rosy Touch

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Pottery Painting | 0 comments

Lamps - with a Rosy Touch

Lamps – with a Rosy Touch

Earthen lamps are of great significance when it comes to worshiping in India.
This lamp stand which has two lamps is suitable for being lighted either for the purpose of worshiping or as a welcome lamp used during traditional occasions.

This piece is made up of a couple of things – the structure itself is made up of two kulhads (earthen glasses – typically used for having tea in rural areas) placed on top of each other. I have used clay to make the roses. The roses compliment the beauty of lighting the lamps.

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Cushion Cover with Fabric Painting

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Fabric Painting | 0 comments

 

Fabric Painting on a Cushion Cover

Fabric Painting on a Cushion Cover

Fabric Painting on a Cushion Cover

I like keeping my home tidy and beautiful. Using colorful and beautiful cushions around gives it a cozy and elegant look. So I made these cushion covers. I painted the designs on them using fabric paint and added a lace around the boundary to give it a pretty, delicate feel. They might look delicate, but are comfortable and make the home beautiful :).

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A Colorful Parrot in Oil Pastels

Posted by on Nov 25, 2012 in Oil Pastels | 0 comments

Colorful Parrot

Colorful Parrot

A Colorful Parrot in Oil Pastels

I wanted to show all the beautiful colors of nature in this painting of a colorful Parrot sitting on a branch of a tree, enjoying nature. I have experimented with two types of colors in this painting – Made the background using water paint and the rest – the parrot, leaves and the branch the parrot is sitting on using oil pastel colors.

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