Smiling old man with turban, Rajasthan, Acrylic on canvas

Turban man, Rajasthan

Turban man, Rajasthan

I loved my previous style with Forest Guard painting and decided to recreate the effect using another snap of mine few months back. The original snap is available at https://www.footwa.com/million-dollar-smile/1055/. Working on this was more difficult than I expected and I had to redo the nose and mustache and beard bits 2-3 times to get it to acceptable level. Read More

Forest guard at Ranthambore – Rajasthan, Acrylic on canvas

Forest guard at Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Forest guard at Ranthambore, Rajasthan

This painting has a special meaning for me and my friend Jonny as this is based on a snap clicked on a safari trip to Ranthambore, Rajasthan. Meeting this forest guard was an important event as he guided our driver in the right direction for tiger spotting. What was bizarre was he was alone in the middle of the forest known to have tigers just holding a stick. Read More

Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh, Acrylic on Canvas 18×24 inch

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers, acrylic on canvas

Vincent Van Gogh Sunflowers, acrylic on canvas

Anyone who loves art, invariably has come across Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings. They look childish, and on a quick glance you may rubbish it as worthless. I too struggled with some of his paintings, although some were too beautiful to ignore. Its wrong to think that people like Van Gogh, Monet do not know how to paint the traditional way. They went to good art schools, and some of their earlier work is realistic. Read More

Pacha Katti, Kathakali, Acrylic on Canvas

Pacha Katti, Kathakali Acrylic On Canvas

Pacha Katti, Kathakali, Acrylic On Canvas

On the occasion of Onam, I decided to paint a quick Kathakali dancer. Apparently this one is called Pacha Katti and represents noble characters like Krishna, Rama, Arjun etc. While I used several reference images for this, I decided to do the half face approach which I had used for an earlier painting of mine. Read More

Classic pose – Priya Bhagra

Classic pose, Priya Bhagra

Classic pose, Priya Bhagra

“Like the classic Sharmila Tagore pose” remarked Priya excitedly when we discussed what we will click next, “and..” she continued “I have the perfect sari for it.”. As she unfolded her suitcase to reveal the sari she continued blabbering. “It’s my mom’s you know! She wanted to give this away! I saw it and said, I will keep it, it’s so beautiful…”. She continued remarking about the color and texture and I like any other guy in the world who is clueless about clothes, colors, etc, just nodded my head in agreement, and remarked “It looks great!” Read More