Monday, October 29, 2012

Ruins of Tughlaqabad

Pastel 16" X 20"

This is another painting of the Tughlaqabad fort in New Delhi, that I visited during my trip to India this summer. I have been working on larger paintings since I returned. Another one of this series is almost complete,  I should be uploading it in a couple of days.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Maa Durga

Pen and ink 11" x 14"

This is a sketch of Goddess Durga I gifted my sister. I made it on my flight to California to visit her. It's been a while since I worked with pens. It was a  lot of fun!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Stone head

Oil on Canvas  9" x 12"
This is a painting of a stone head sculpture from Sarnath dating back to the 3rd century BC. It probably portrays the head of a merchant, evident from the adornments. I actually started this painting before going to India this summer, and decided to finish it a couple of days back. Interestingly,   I saw the original sculpture  ( or perhaps something identically similar) when I visited the National Museum in Delhi. It was a delight to be there and to trace back our roots in the journey of fine-arts. The sculptures of the Gupta period were astonishing!! Someday I hope to paint some of them. 

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