Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Tulips

Pastel on La Carte paper 5" x 7"

I picked up these tulips at the local farmer's market this morning. Can't wait for spring to arrive!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Battlement - Lodhi gardens, New Delhi

Pen and Ink 8"x10"

I visited the beautiful and serene Lodhi gardens a couple of times during my stay in India last summer. The garden has many tombs used as burial for the 16th century Lodhi rulers. This is a drawing of a battlement enclosing one of the tombs, taken from a photograph during my visit.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Lilies - Still Life

Pastel on La Carte paper 5" X 7"

This is a small study of Lilies that I did this morning. These flowers had bloomed and blossomed,  and were wilting by the minute. I love working with pastels for quick studies as it allows spontaneity.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The stupa

Oil on canvas 16"x20"

Just finished this painting of a stupa ( Buddhist house of worship) in Tibet. I like the colorful flags flying high against the clear blue sky, complementing  the barren white walls of the structure, weathered by the elements. The play of light is also very interesting.

It’s from a photograph taken by my friend Devajyoti Sarkar. I often paint from his photos, and I am grateful to him for letting me use them.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sprouted Onion and Garlics 2

Pastel on La Carte paper 4"x6"

The onion I painted earlier sprouted further. It looked so pretty lying on my table, I wanted to paint another one. 

Here's how I developed the painting:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sprouted Onion and Garlics

Pastel on La Carte paper 5"x7"

I saw this beautiful onion sprouting in my kitchen and I had to paint it. I like pairing my onions with eggplants as they complement each other very well. I needed something more, and these sprouted garlic pods were perfect to complete my composition.