Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rich & Poor

Recently I’m spending more time on Still Life painting and Anatomy study. Two weeks back I started teaching Still Life Painting, though I am at student level and still need to learn a lot. But after one or two classes I realize that I’m also learning a lot with them, maybe because I myself have to be more prepared and clear about Fundamentals of art before teaching others.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Terracotta Pot

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Friday, October 7, 2011

Girl with Oranges - Sold

My native place is Nagpur and it is very famous for its Oranges, there is an interesting story how the cultivation of Nagpur orange started. The cultivation of Nagpur orange was tested for the first time as a kitchen garden plant during 1896 by Late Shri. Raghujiraje Bhonsle and observed as a successful venture. Since then, its cultivation attained momentum year after year and by now, it is claimed to be one of the most remunerative potential foreign exchange earning crops of not only this region but also as one of the horticultural crops after mango and banana at national level.

So when season comes you can see that almost every house is field with Oranges and every person in the family contributes in sorting and packing Oranges before sending it to the main market. In my school days I have seen this scenario in most of the villages around Nagpur.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kitchen Work

People and their life around me always inspired to take the subject for my paintings.

This is the subject I found at my home at the corner of my leaving room, light coming from window where dining table was kept, vegetables and pots were lying on the table and I thought it made a perfect scene for the painting.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Oil Sketch-03

Since long time I didn’t post any new painting on my blog. Last few weeks I was doing some Animation work to make my bread and butter and after that worked on one big painting which is almost in finishing stage which I’ll be posting it very soon. Working on big painting is completely different experience. 

This is rough oil portrait of my wife which I did one and half week back but couldn’t post it. I finished this oil sketch almost in one hour. I was forced to do this quickly not because of I didn’t have time, or I want to see how fast I can paint but the main reason is that my wife doesn’t have patience to sit on one place for long time. In this one hour seating she almost took a 4 to 5 time break. There is no way I can think about using her as a model for my longer duration painting study.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tea Time

A Flower

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Painting still life is a grrrrrreat fun!!!!  This is my first still life. I never tried painting still life before in my life. This came out decent but I’m happy with the result whatever it came out, and I’ll love to paint more still life in future.

Few days back I had brought some ceramic pots from handicraft exhibition thinking that using theme for still life painting. But after lying at the corner of my room for couple of days it started disappearing one by one, and I found them in my kitchen. My wife thought she will use them if I am not using for painting.

Finally I decided to paint them. Though this is my first still life so I tried to keep very simple composition using two oranges, cucumber with the pot, color scheme is warmer. I used Yellow, Orange and very little use of Ultramarine blue. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011



Bhavna 02

After working on movie called “Koochie Koochie Hota Hai” almost for one year, I took a break for two months and did these three portraits.

“KKHH” is Indian animation film Produce by KARAN JOHAR, directed by TARUN MUNSUKHANI and from designing to Completion it’s done at PRANA STUDIOS Mumbai. It was great fun working on this movie. Movies trailer is out long back but not sure when the movie is going to relies?

That time I had just begin to use oil paint so I kept my color palette limited.

Rough Sketch

This is rough sketch I develop when I saw my wife was sitting on the chair having tea after a nap. Nice evening bounce light was coming from window. I made this oil sketch long back but still haven’t got the time to make a final painting. Hope, I will start working on it soon.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Head Sketch

These are some of my work which I did for my oil study; I began by using minimum colors, trying to get my values right.
I have done some oil study and paintings in last few months which I will be posting one after another. I hope you guys will like it. 

Oil Sketch-02

Oil Sketch-01

Head Drawing-02

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Little Monk

I’m taking break from animation and getting back to my drawing and paintings which is my passion since I was kid.

I have not done any drawing for years now. So getting back to sketching with pencil and charcoal on the paper to get used to my drawing tools. 

Pencil Sketch

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Head Drawing