Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Sense and Sensibility" and a Small Sketch

I have long been a fan of the 1995 movie "Sense and Sensibility" with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet. I felt it is the best movie ever. I still feel so, but recently I had the opportunity to see another version of it that has Hattie Morahan and Charity Wakefield. I think this one ( a TV miniseries by BBC, directed by Andrew Davies) is just as lovely, except of course for the Emma Thompson magic. But nothing to take away from Hattie Morahan who has been just as fabulous. 

I think the world has been deprived of some fine literature because Jane Austen died at the age of 36. I an wathc these movies at least a thousand times and not get bored. Do you guys feel the same way?

Thanks for reading so far. I will leave you with a small sketch I did the other day.

The Violinist, Pencil on Paper, (8" x 8")

Friday, April 15, 2011

Innocence - Pencil on Paper

Innocence, Pencil on Paper (8" x 8")

I love doing pencil sketches once in a while. This is a sketch of a young Indian girl from a rural background.
All comments, suggestions and critiques are most welcome.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lane in Trimbakeshwar, Twilight: Watercolor on Paper

Lane in Trimbakeshwar: Twilight, Watercolor on Paper, (15"x11")

This is a painting of another beautiful town, Trimbakeshwar. This place is quite close to Nashik in Maharashtra. The place is famous for its Shiva Temple which is one of the jyotilingas. The town as such has its own charms as a place to be painted. I did this one from a photograph I had taken during our visit to the place.

Thank you all for stopping by.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Nrusinhapur III - Watercolor on Paper

Nrusinhapur III, Watercolor on Paper, (11" x 15")

This is another painting of the beautiful Nrusinhapur village. I did it today from one of the many photographs I took of the place. This is going to be a wonderful week with 3 holidays for most of us here in India. I am looking forward to getting some painting done.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Nrusinhapur II - Watercolor on paper

Nrusinhapur II, Watercolour on Paper (11" x 15")

A visit to Western Maharashtra and Kokan in particular is always full of visual delights. Nrusinhapur is one such place where the houses have tiled roofs and likely to have so for a long time to come. The village is a watercolorist's paradise.

P.S. I recently made my first international sale.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


For the first time I am posting about something other than art. But when the occassion is so HUGE, perhaps I may be pardoned :-).

India defeated Sri Lanka yesterday evening at Wankhede Stadium Mumbai to lift the World Cup of Cricket!!! So India are now the world champions again after a gap of 28 years. Cricket is more than a religion in India and the above picture is of our GODS!

The man at the centre of the picture who is sitting on the shoulders of his teammates is Sachin Tendulkar. Considering his contribution to Indian cricket and world cricket in general, he deserved the cup more than anyone else on this planet.
Congratulations SACHIN!
Congratulations INDIA!!!
Team India are now the No.1 Test team as well as the No.1 ODI team.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Nagpur Station: Monochrome Study

Signalman's Cabin, Watercolour on paper (11" x 15")

Its been some time since I have painted anything. Its been my experience that spending a week away from your brushes can make your watercolour skills completely disown you. I have been really busy lately and so thought I might get back to painting with a monochrome study that will let me concentrate on values without bothering about the colours. 

I have had a fascination with railways and everything associated with it. This was done from aa quick sketch done at Nagpur station while waiting for our train.

Thank you so much for stopping by.