Friday, February 19, 2010

A winter scene

This is my latest painting. Completed this 4 days ago. Shows a winter day scene after a good snow

A house near the fields

One of my favorite paintings. Required a lot of patience and detailing. There are so many small small details that add to the depth of the painting.

Boats on the deck

My husband saw this pic in internet and wanted me to paint it. I have tried my best to bring out the different blues in the sky and the blues and greens in the water :) One of my personal favorites.


This painting is yet another dual color technique experiment. In this case, the brush had to be dipped in different color on either sides and stroked on paper at correct angles. Simple yet good picture


This is a painting of a Beach with a Dad and his two kids along with their dog taking a view of the sea.
When I was a kid we used to stay in Triplicane - a place near the marina beach (one of the world's longest beaches). We used to go to marina very often esp during summer evenings. How I miss those days!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This was some serious work and my longest duration work. I enjoyed using most of my favorite colors here - those lovely purple, blue and bright orange. This is a picture of Rani Meera Bai playing a bhajan for Krishna :)


This was an amateurish painting from me :P I like the hibiscus though. That came as a perfect watercolor art. Nevertheless, this decorated(?!) our walls for few months.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Branch with Flowers

This was my first painting after shifting to US. I started painting after a long gap. So this was a trial effort. The main thing that I find interesting about this painting is that there is an element left to the onlooker’s imagination as there is no definite beginning or end for the branch on which the flowers are

Peace Lilies

I did this in 2008 when we had started building our house. I wanted to do paintings that can adorn the walls of our living room and bedrooms. But that dream is yet to be realized as we shifted to US just when our house was ready. Anyway, I am saving these for that someday:)

Birds on a tree

I painted this painting in two days over a weekend in 2007. I saw this pic in internet and wanted to paint it. What I like most in this painting is the red flowers on the branches. The detailing of those flowers took the maximum time. I also liked the strokes of yellow on the birds. The birds remind me of the sparrows that I used to see as a kid. I wonder where all those sparrows have gone now. The sparrows were brought in by the British when they came to India (that’s what I heard) and their count has decreased considerably now  I used to throw bits of biscuits and grains (when I get my hand on them) to the sparrows at the opposite house’s roof from our window.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Single color Painting

This is one of my favourite paintings. This was done with only one color. I was happy to have brought out the gradients in the shading. The painting shows silhouettes of buildings in Delhi against a sky.

Watercolor art Penstand

The penstand here was a gift to me from TCS for being the "star of the month". I didnt want to have photos in the place just how everyone does, so I made a painting for the place. This is a painting done with just brush strokes (having the brush dipped in two contrasting colors and making strokes in paper). It came out better than I expected so adds to my collection

My art for my husband

This is the painting of a bunch of flowers on a single stem. I was inspired with the idea of creating borders without actually drawing them (the top left hand side corner art indicates a border which dosent need to be continued to be emphasised). I made it into a letter holder sort ( :P ) by adding the black piece of sheet with a cute Rose on it. Dedicated to my husband Franklin

My interest with paintings


I have always been fascinated with paintings. I attribute that to my mom. She is a biology teacher and is a great painter. She has done watercolor, fabric, acrylic paintings that are awesome. With the trainings that I received from my mom (amidst my busy schooling days), the interest lay dormant until I quit my job and took painting up as a serious hobby. I had started caturing my paintings from the year 2008 and until now have been doing that. Post June 2009, I shifted to US with a "Not allowed to work" visa :P So my jobless times are spent painting now. And here I would love to share my work.