Monday, December 29, 2008

Steel Life

From my AT HOME series.Many people respond saying wow or this kind of rendering of steel objects.If I take them to my kitchen and show them the real steel barrel they wonder what I am showing them...the question is what really makes us say wow or pleases us asthetically.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


It is not the subject but the relation of line, shapes, tones color that really inspire us to paint. After that it is our selection, subtraction and emphasis that define the composition.
Today talking to a friend of mine during my exhibit we discovered four "C"s
Content, Composition, Color and Complexion. Further we thought a little unfortunate thing is many could be buyers respond to content and composition but think more of suitability or decorativeness of color and complexion while making a decision to buy. may be I might be wrong.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mirror View

Another oldie but had been quiet favorite.this was painted in gouache on a tinted paper.
the view is trough the mirror .the basin platform helped putting all the paint stuff on one side and painting on a table top easle on the other side.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Yes ,I am in a blue phase currently and so I had been some 4 years back as well.
this one is an oldie.mix media from steel life series.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Usually I can’t paint so bright and dark. This one is acrylic on some sort of oil paper. I am happy when I can get chiaroscuro photorealistic effect yet reflecting some kind of abstract content. This usually does not happen every time and none the less if we strive for it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Started this one with bold Black washes which could be under painting tonal plan and somehow stopped at that point.
Later added a blue wash with spray gun.
I am happy here with the result and almost feeling a triumph, I could STOP.
Any comment?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Half blue house

Last time I wrote- Somene long back said -there is no artist studio in the world where you will not find a study-sketch superior to the finished painting. unfortunate and unfair but true i believe....David did not agree which is good.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Goa house

Somene long back said -there is no artist studio in the world where you will not find a study-sketch superior to the finished painting. unfortunate and unfair but true i believe.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ranade gate

Again I probably had Wyeth in mind somewhere..anyone to agree?


I Got tagged by This says

1. Put a link in your posting to the person who tagged you.2. List 7 unusual things about yourself.3. Tag 7 other bloggers at the end of your post and comment on their blogs to let them know.

seven unusual things about me..most might be very usual

1.I studied engineering to find out i wanted to be an artist

2.I can play guitar pretty well but I think painting is a better solo game.

3.though iwear shoes I never wear socks exept for really cold season.

4.I dont have a single pair of casual wear on which I have not spilled some acrylic paint.

5.have 2 kids and a wife who is a good critique.

6.I rarely start one painting and finish it rather start many and leave them for later date.

7.I like internet and blogging yet i keep on thinking i should be painting

Now list of 7 bloggers to tag,I am not too sure how to create hyperlinks so...

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

Sunday noon

In her hand is morning paper..Sunday is not everyday.
Once more i am happy with a kind of Blurr impressionist look which I could retain.Yes..I want to paint like Benard Dunsten.The small painting you see on top corner is "Red Zinger" by Jason waskey.If you have a good eyesite you might even notice all his brushstrokes on the spoon.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rustic Beauty

Rather a quick attempt, not the best face I have painted but i was quiet happy because i managed to leave some under painted green in the face and hopefully have caught the rustic look intended. During the exhibition we put red dot on a painting sold. A friend of mine asked weather the custom came from the same Indian red "bindi" tradition denoting the unavailability.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008


All of you who are in Pune pl. dont forget to drop by in person, those not in Pune try if you can visit by any astral traval means.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


It took me about two months to finish this..dont believe? Very ambitiously I started this interior setting up my easel on Sunday morning. The light would change but I had taken a digital picture as well blocked in the masses within 15 minutes. Soon after a heavy lunch I found myself dozing till the end of daylight. The next few days I started working further on this one and would keep it away in less than 5 minuets. Finally yesterday I put a final word and fished it since I have to put up in my solo exhibition called “At Home” starting day after tomorrow

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Puddle mirror

I loved those puddles and reflection. On our roads you get lots of such wonderful reflection puddles in a single shower .This is why I am happy with our town road building authorities while most people are cursing them. this is acrylic on some kind of oil paper, though a bit illustrative I was happy doing more detailed work than usual.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bicycle on orange wall

I dont know why but somehow I was thinking of Andrew Wyeth while painting this one.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Old man

I guess he was a very honest looking old man. Some of my friends when I show them this portrait say he looks a bit like Osama while the other say he looks like Osho.Some just say I have painted the beard very good.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Friday, October 3, 2008

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Blue Wall

How is this one? Blue wall with a pinch of salt. For a long time I wondered how some of these guys in typically low income housing areas of India paint their walls all blue, I mean such a strikingly bright cerulean cobaltish blue even a "colorist" architect/designer would not dare to use in such quantity Later I realized the color actually comes in powder form for a very cheap price, mixed with water and serves the purpose of paint and plaster together.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mix Media

this is mix media,acrylics combined with some oil pastels on untreated mdf board. For long time I struggeled creating texture layering with oil pastels over acrylics over oil pastels over acrylics.
The final dark ultramarine blue has pulled it together,i think.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Dubai visit

Last week I had a demo and slide show followed by a mini workshop in Dubai.
The event was organized by “Maharashtra Mandal” in Dubai. The response was indeed overwhelming as very satisfying. More and more people out there are becoming aware and interested of visual art along with music and theatre.
The following mini workshop as we called it “watercolor creativity experience had about 70 participants including some very young kids along with both parents. we had a wonderful time together.
The nest day was a quick demo organized by Mr. Panse at International art centre for some serious art pursuers.

Monday, September 15, 2008

On FC road

Someone long back said "Less is More".may be not everytime but sometimes, Yes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jyotiba and Mukhia

two faces,you can tell both are wise men.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

mother and child

Something I never thought I would do but I just did,painted two pictures on a subject for a galleryowner friend of mine for a group show.No idea why she choose to do a group show on a theme such as this,probable somekind of mother and child day or just her whim or she thinks this kind of subject ....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

kid stuff

This is one of my gouache attempt done long back.Inspired after seeing the work of a great artist called Charles Sovek.Sadly he passed away little more than a year.Along with his four books his wonderful collection can be seen on his website

Thursday, August 21, 2008


I started this blog for showcasing and sharing mostly the small interiors and still life done at home on the lines of everyday painters, however I found myself I paint mostly everyday at home
for sometime but never wish to finish any piece and start another next day. May be someday many of them will get finished at one time and I will upload the lot. Meanwhile thought the blog appears very redundant so decided to upload one of my larger works from daytime studio stuff

Friday, June 27, 2008

In and out

this is a very small painting,what I am trying to get is the the play of positive and negative shapes.

Lone chair

Once more the Malysian chairs ,moves to the right and stand alone.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

TV corner

I am not sure this one is complete or not,It was rather late at night and i left for bed leaving the painting.Next morning I am very happy with what it looked like
and I dont want to mess it to "finish".I am always awed by work of Benard Dunsten who left his work at such a stage yet absolute completeness.I have mentioned on my website..Benard Dunsten is probably my most favorite painter,If anyone has seen his work they know what I mean.

small bedroom

this one is after my son,13 years old drew a picture sitting on the bed what was in front of him.once more there was a revealation,the "seen" in front of you is the best thing to paint.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

red guitar

If there was no highlight at the bottom(which is a tube light reflection)there wouldnt be anything worth painting.


This is one of my attempt where I was happy with the rather unusualness of composition.there is no specific center of interest or any usual eye holders ,yet the whole thing is pulled together well.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Three is good company

Still life take longer time to paint than you think,It appears like just 3 objects to paint.but the more you observe ,more and more tones and colors and small shapes start catching you.the challange is always to strike a balance between "painterly" and being true to the visual perseption.i guess with this I am equally happy and not happy.

10 pm

This is one of the malaysian steel chairs ; we bought very cheap at an exhibition to use as dinning chairs. Within two months they started showing their characters. Either screw-nails falling out or unbalanced movements. None of us use them too often to sit, but I love to paint em.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Never thought earlier this chair could be a subject to paint.not any more

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


this was one of my first "everyday"attempt.2 jars of suger and tea powder

At Home

Recently after being inspired by "everyday painters"I have been painting almost regularly at home after dinner. Painting small is good enjoyment but besides I have found a new vision of home environment.