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On the Couch

On the Couch

Pencil sketch on A4 paper with splash of watercolors.

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On the Toes

On the Toes

Handmade paper 14 x 22″

Elegant poise, on the toes,
stunning steps for all one knows,
great dedication and feelings deep,
melodic music and the heart to beep.

On the toes is influenced from the dance form Ballet and it is dedicated to my beloved. Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres. Ballet may also refer to a ballet dance work, which consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production. A well-known example of this is The Nutcracker, a two-act ballet that was originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov with a music score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
The word ballet comes from the French and was borrowed into English around 1630. The French word in turn has its origin in Italian balletto, a diminutive of ballo (dance) which comes from Latin ballo, ballare, meaning “to dance”.
I take my inspiration from this form of dance….it requires tremendous amount of effort and tremendous amount of dedication……Time and again I am attracted to this dance…..and in a similar manner to my beloved……she has been through thick and thin with me in my life….she is my inspiration…..she has been my advisor and critique…..I am able to fight against all odds today because of her and my love grows for her each day….I only hope she understands it as much I understand her…..heck sorry folks for getting carried away with personal stuffs….but that’s what life is….one cannot be under the veil 24 x 7…….the true essence of life is to exist with all the pros and cons….and if one has any drawbacks….to accept it and fight on……I do the same….and I know I can…….as I have already said earlier in one of the posts that there are two “P’s” in life which “PAYS” and they are ”Perseverance” and “Patience”……have the will and you can have your way…..that’s it folks…..forget the pains that you must have undergone….forget all the wrongs that might have been done to you……just continue to persevere….with all the patience that you have…..you surely will be the WINNER……take care folks….have a nice day/night……ciao….God Bless!!!

WIP

Work in Progress…….well am working on this project……the base work is finished….want to finish it off and that part is frustrating…..”Frustration”……something we all should try and avoid…..over a period of time I have realized that it is this saturation point and beyond feeling which can force anyone to slip……It is truly frustrating when the people you love….the people you trust….the people you want to deliver….the people who listen’s but do not understand what you mean to say……frustration is a big big NO……so just do not let frustration to set in…..and I feel that the strength of facing all these waterloos is to stand up with a smiling face……I always believed that there are two “P’s” which pays…..they are “Perseverance” and “Patience”……the struggle that all emerging artists have to go through is tremendous and yet they keep on producing all new works day after day……visualizing, conceptualizing and creating art for the future…..a time will come when all these concepts and creations will be in abandon and then again frustration will set in……so I think it is better that I keep on creating…….surely this work will be finished by tomorrow……and then I know I will get all those clicks…..but am not here counting them….I am counting on the blessings that have been showered upon me for creating such work…..and I feel blessed and happy…….it’s beyond frustration…….I love my dear ones……I love her too….but then she does not understand my feelings….or may be she is too afraid to face the reality of being separated…….or may be she just does not realize that patience will pay……all said and done it affects at the end of the day my bearing….my reactions……only if she understood and stood like a rock…..only if she understood and only if she took it in her stride. Anyways its this hope that keeps me alive….it’s this patience that beats in my heart…..and its with more zeal and zest that I approach tomorrow……hope you all have a nice day and nice night…..It’s raining cats and dogs here…..hope am able to sleep and sleep well…..ciao….God Bless!

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Alley

Alley

Watercolor 140lbs paper 15×11″

Old broken walls, rugged streets
Cluttered rubbish, clogged drains,
wires hanging, old store way,
Modern cities with backstreet alleyway.

Well here is the painting which at last I got the time to finish…..”Alley”….all cities have these…the city I belong…Kolkata……alias “Calcutta” or the “City of Joy” as we all know have a number of these….our mind is so similar to this alleyway….cluttered on one side are old rubbish items….broken walls of factories/buildings…..another side has the closed doors to offices and godowns or store ways…..and there is this worker rolling an old tyre to be stacked in the rubbish……similar to our minds either running amock or trying to stay focused on a path……I am trying to concentrate myself…..with so many things plundering my inner soul….so many things to think about….solutions to be found….so many things to be taken control of….so many things to do……I am trying to stay focused…I am trying to reach my goal…..hope you all had a wonderful weekend….well that’s it for now….have things to be taken care of…..and need some rest too….you all take care….enjoy and live for today….life is full of surprises….enjoy the blissful moments and thank God for everything….I do it….am already onto another painting as soon as my easel eased out…..will post it soon…hopefully (lol)….trying to take that time out….wish you all the very best…..have a nice day/night…..God Bless!!!

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Dogs Night Out

Dogs Night Out

Watercolour Paper 15×11″

Hidden by clouds shining moon
It’s the dark night and not noon,
In the dark forest amongst the trees,
the dogs gather to howl their cries.

Hi Folks…..extremely sorry for not being able to pen down anything for the past two days….was busy….there were other things and work to be looked into….but now that I am back at my easel I will be here for sometime now…..so I present the Dogs night out……Judge for yourselves my friends…..I just made it because I loved the scene…..it had an inherent attraction…..peculiar of the dogs to cry looking at the shining moon during the full moon nights……a creepy feeling….and that eerie feeling is more pronounced by the blue and the haze……what else….my beloved is still not well…she has her nagging problem continuing….pray she gets well soon….and I am able to concentrate on my work….more tomorrow….till then take care….have a nice day/night…..God bless.

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Seven from Heaven

Seven from Heaven

Watercolor paper 15×11″

The hues of blue
as if all so new
straddling the brush
and the heart they crush
all in all total seven
where else but from the heaven

I am sorry folks….I couldn’t keep my word…..a Sunday and a holiday is meant to rest yourself…I did the same….yup I did finish some parts of the painting and lemme tell you that it will be up for your reviews by tomorrow….till then please forgive me….moreover the turmoil that I am going through well it’s none of your business though but it hardly provides me with the time to concentrate on my work…..but I will surely do it…..may what come…..so for now these heavenly blues for you to see and comment…..well I remember this was a photograph posted in Facebook by one of my friends and I immediately got attracted to it by the beautiful hue of blue of the birds…..and for posterity I just painted it…..and before I could finish it another of my colleague just took it away from my easel….he fell in love with it so much….what else to say….my beloved is well today….and thus my spirits are high…I am happy that you all have been liking my blog….I am happy and humbled at the same time….I just can’t stop thanking each one of you….I am blessed I think…everyone of us is…..I am thankful for it…..hope you all had a nice weekend….I will have more for you all to devour tomorrow…till then goodbye….take care and God bless.

Humble Beginning

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It all started on a quite afternoon while I was surfing and thought of actually starting to paint….I used to during my school days but never got a chance to hold the brush again due to paucity of time because of my job 24 x 7…..It sucked….and now that I had all the time in the world I thought of indulging and polishing my artistic skills and so I went to the market and bought some cheap art supplies….this painting was the first in the scrapbook…..I soon realised that to pursue further I needed quality supplies and then flipkart and ebay occurred and soon I was flooded with quality supplies but before I plunged into them I kept on adding into my scrapbook and then at last started my journey into the world of art…..well I need to learn and imbibe more often than not….I know I am slow….but they say slow and steady wins the race….errr at last I am on my path to attain a few of my goals…and hope keeps me ticking….this day too shall pass…and it will be another day…..another morn….I am truly looking forward to the day when I will be united in a happy melancholy with my beloved…..It will be the day….I am sure she too is waiting impatiently for the day to arrive……I shall give in my best for I know how my days have been…..well more tomorrow…..hope you all had a great day…..have a nice night…..God bless.

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Our Pride…The TIGER!!!!!

Our Pride...The TIGER!!!!!

Watercolors on Paper Size 15″x11″

Hmmmm….Finished at last…..it was kind of difficult to make the fur…..took extensive time….but am happy with the end result…..what do you all think??? Well so far so good….a week gone by and my blog is running…although haven’t had the time to tinker with it and make it more presentable…..but the day will come…..so with the tiger up and burning bright….what next??? Think I will go in for some abstracts or cityscapes or even en plein air…..let’s see……I have the whole night to dream and think over my next project……in the meantime had a tiff in the morn with my love…..for nothing….I know I wasn’t at fault….but it happened….it happens sometimes…..I am sure such things will just pass away soon once we are together…..for the time being it’s the colors and the paper and the brushes which beckon me….am totally bewitched and obsessed with my hobby now I feel….so it must be with all of you artist there?? Anyways time to bid you all farewell and wish you all have a good day….soothing night (as per your place)….God bless.

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Behind Schedule

Behind Schedule

Hi all hope you all had a nice day…I did….and I was busy with this “Tiger” of mine….never realized the hard work for all the fur……heck and that too with watercolors…..trying to do justice and you know it….the moment you overdo…you mess up….it’s not “oil” I keep saying to myself and yet I end up doing the same mistakes again and again…..but this time I want to do it just the way I want it to be….not the way it is…but the way I imagine it….and that is why I am behind schedule….so just to keep up the spirit and my emotions….I am posting this comic pic….hell it’s not my painting….but for the time being just suits my blog…..I promise it will be there up for you to criticize…..and healthy criticism is always good…..love this….and you know what I am gaining my confidence….take care you all…..ciao till my next post…..have a nice day wherever you are (Or nice night)….God bless.

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Tribal Dance (Paper 15 x11 inches)

Tribal Dance (Paper 15 x11 inches)

Well as promised to myself I have produced a painting. This time it is tribal dance (Santali dance as it is known)……I think you all will enjoy it….and if you do, please put in a line or two in the comment section…..I shall be gr8 ful…….till tomorrow morning, when it is just another day with hopes and new promises…..

The woods are dark and deep,
I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.
and miles to go before I sleep

So aptly said…..well then Ciao….see you all tomorrow…..God bless.