Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Begum's Garden

Pastel on paper 18" X 24"

Photo courtesy : Devajyoti Sarkar
Bani Begum garden, located on the outskirts of Aurangabad, is known for its beautiful surroundings and comforting ambience. I have painted it from a beautiful photograph taken by my friend Devajyoti. I really like this composition. As you can see, the banner for my blog is it's pen and ink drawing.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Juicy Duo

Pastel on paper 5" X 7"
I have been working on a large painting for some upcoming exhibitions. Took me 3 weeks to complete it. Now that it's done, what a relief I feel !! :) I will be posting it soon. But now starting with this, I am going to paint a few small ones just for thrill.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Melon and Cherries in Oil

Oil on panel 5" X 7"


Oil on panel 5" X 7"

I have been trying to do more oil paintings these days. It's interesting to redo my pastel paintings in oil, helps me understand both mediums better. I just hope my blog doesn't look boring with all the duplicates in it!! :)

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Nauset Marsh Trail

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"
We recently went to Cape Cod on a family vacation. The walk around the Nauset Marsh Trail in Eastham was definitely the high point of my trip. I took plenty of pictures, and am hoping to make tons of paintings to help preserve my memory. This is the first one, I have decided to paint in the sequence the trail unravelled around the mash. Hope you all will follow the trail with me. :)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Lost in Thought

Pastel on Paper 8"X10"

Photo Reference: Devajyoti Sarkar

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tomatoes again!

Oil on panel 8"x10"
I have been thnking of painting with oils for a while, finally picked up my brushes. I thought it would be best to redo some of my pastel paintings with oils to compare notes, and understand both the mediums better. It was surely a lot of fun, hope to do many more!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Silent Awe

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Photo Courtesy : Devajyoti Sarkar

Friday, July 25, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Melon and Cherries -1

Pastel on paper 5" X 7"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sliced Peaches

Pastel on paper 5" X 7"

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Cabbage and Turnips

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Red Cliffs

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bela at 10

Pencil 8" X 10"

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lake by the Tree

Pastel on Paper 16" X 20"

Ruined Gateway

Pastel on paper 16" X 20"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Village path

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Pastel on paper 5" X 7"

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tree by the lake

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Finally spring is here, time to come out of my dark studio, and still-life paintings! Starting with this painting, I am planning to work on a few landscapes. I managed to take some progress shots. Hope you enjoy!

Progress Shots
 The painting started out with a small study shown below. I quite liked it, and decided to try a bigger size.

Pastel on paper 5" X 7"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Ready to be cut

Pastel on paper 8" X 10"

Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Broken eggs and sprouting onion

Pastel on paper 5" X  7"

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Swirling Peel

Pastel on paper 5" X 7"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Asha Bhosle

Pencil sketch 8" X 10"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Pastel on paper 8" X 10"


Friday, February 14, 2014

Village Boy

Pastel on paper 8" X 12"

Friday, February 7, 2014

Terracotta lady

Pastel on paper 11" X 14"
Finally painted my favorite Terracotta vase! Every time I go to India, I definitely make a trip to the West Bengal emporium to pick up a few of these beautiful clay artifacts, made by the potters of rural Bengal.  Surely I'll make more of these soon. 

Pastel on papaer 5"X 7"
I also made this small study of a peeled orange for the above painting.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Green Bottle and Onions

Pastel on paper 11" X 14"

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stupa - 2

Pastel on paper 16" X 20"

Photo courtesy : Devajyoti Sarkar

I  made this painting earlier with oils and always wondered how it would come out in pastels. Finally got around to doing it. You can see the earlier painting here. I also took some progress shots this time.