Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Shaniwarwada, Pune

 Shaniwarwada was the stately mansion originally built as the residence of the Peshwas. Completed in 1732, it is a major tourist attraction in the old part of the city of Pune, Maharashtra in India. I visited this place in November last year and took this photo.

My painting measures 37x28cm on Arches 140 lb Cold Pressed paper. The foliage was the toughest part and I wanted to do it loosely. The afternoon shadows cast a spell when we were there spending a leisurely two hours in this historic place. Thanks for looking, comments welcome!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Break ke Baad!

Hi, happy new year greetings to all! It was a longer than usual break for me! Even after setting up the painting stuff in a new place(we are now in Hamburg, Germany), I was suffering from jitters I always get after a period of no painting! Million butterflies in the stomach! Since I have to start somewhere, I looked at a historic building not far from our place, Torhaus (Tor House) originally built in 1757 now housing a museum totally immersed in snow. A snow painting is the right place to start as snow is the easiest thing to paint, in fact you don't have to paint it at all! This painting in a way got me into the groove! No better way of breaking ice, than painting snow! Happy looking! Thanks!