Mustache man – Rajasthan

This darbaan (gate keeper) of a resort at Rajasthan, proudly greeted and welcomed us. You will see all around Rajasthan men sporting lavish and stylish beards. His jolly nature and friendliness eased us into a conversation and I asked if he was willing to pose for a photograph. An immediate “Yes” followed (I suspect he is very used to being the center of attention and a photographers delight). A comb comes out from his pocket as he combs his mustache in the best way. Few clicks later, he asked me to send him the snaps, which I did a month later via the hotel I stayed. I unfortunately never received a reply.

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Road to Tambdi Surla, Acrylic on Canvas

Road to Tambdi Surla

Road to Tambdi Surla

This is based on a snap I took few years back on the way to Tambdi Surla. Getting the trees right was a priority for me, as I had never done anything like this before, however the boat at Mandovi painting had a small background with some impression of trees, and I decided to use the same simple technique in this one as well. The road was also a bit tough, but I am happy in the end with the result. Read More

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