Sunday, 30 December 2012

Tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar Ji

                                                             Pandit Ravi Shankar Ji
                                                                      20" x 14"
                                                      watercolor on Canson 300gsm
My tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar Ji. This is my first attempt with portrait painting and got the reference picture from Telegraph, 16th December Need feedback from my friends.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Perched high: watercolor

                                                                  Perched high
                                                                      8" x11"
                                                           watercolor on paper

Monday, 12 November 2012

Dusk: watercolor

                                                                       8" x11"
                                                           watercolor on paper

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Waterfall : watercolor

                                                                    30" x45"
                                                     Watercolor oh handmade paper

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Watercolor: In the shadow

                                                               In the shadow
                                                                  45' x 30"
                                                  watercolor on handmade paper

Monday, 5 November 2012


                                                      Watercolor on handmade paper
                                                                       30' x45"

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Landscape ; Ayanangshu

                                                             Landscape: Way to Darjeeling
                                                                        30" x 45"
                                                             Watercolor on handmade paper
I have drawn this from a reference picture got from the Net. Darjeeling is one of my favorite place at any time of the year. People do say that Darjeeling has lost its charm, it has become congested, dirty .. more of a market than tourist place. may be ... doesn't matter to me. The way from siliguri to 'queen of hills' itself create a spell on me. I just love to walk along the roads without a specific destination looking at the distant hills in between the clouds. Just fascinating.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


                                                                    11" x 8"
                                                          watercolor on paper
This one was selected by my daughter to draw, I am happy with the outcome, so is she

Tuesday, 23 October 2012


                                                                   30" x45"
                                               Watercolor on handmade paper

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Tourist watercolor

                                                                     15" x11"
                                                            Watercolor on paper

Friday, 19 October 2012

Bengal village

                                                           A Bengal Village
                                             Watercolor on handmade paper

Thursday, 18 October 2012


                                                                  8" x 11"
                                                       Watercolor on paper

Tuesday, 16 October 2012


                                                                  11' x 15"
                                                          Watercolor on paper

Monday, 15 October 2012


                                                         Snow capped mountain
                                                                   15" x11'
                                                           watercolor on paper
                                                     Rain is comming
                                                          14' x22'
                                                  Watercolor on paper
 I felt like drawing mountain so drawn some.I hope my friends like it

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Friday, 5 October 2012

Boat ride

I got the reference picture from the net, from a site of photographs of Incredible India . I dont know the photographer but I  sincerely thank him for this picture which instantly inspire me to draw.

Rainyday watercolor

Its October 5th, and Kolkata is still enjoying rain. 

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Looking at the sky

This I have drawn few weeks back from a reference photo  I got in the net. Decided to use payne's gray to draw trees in dry brush technique .

watercolor fishing

                              Watercolor on paper
I am still not comfortable handling actual watercolor paper mainly overdoing the foliage and trees. Still uploading to keep a track of my improvement.

Thursday, 20 September 2012


I am trying these simple subjects on watercolor paper. Here I have given two wash as well as masking fluid to capture the light. but still i am not happy, something is missing.(sold)


                                                                Watercolor on paper

Still I am not comfortable with watercolor paper compared to handmade paper. I am using a particular brand Brustro, which is good i feel. But i must confess  either i am overdoing my painting or I am slower than the required speed . But painting on this kind of paper seems much brighter so i have decided to carry on , doesn't matter how it come out.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


I wanted to upload this simple painting of foliage to show how a small pinch of table salt can do wonder in watercolor.I hope you my friends like it.

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Sometimes some simple glimpse of nature can be so beautiful. I hope to capture them and mix them with my imagination.

Became member of Artist of India

This is the painting I have shared with Artist of India.I have became member of that blog, thanks to AOI.
I  found this blog in the list of "50 best watercolor blogs of world". Very talented   Arti Chauhan, a self-taught artist from India ,presently based in United Kingdom started this blog to showcase Indian art and artist to the world. I hope to post there at a regular interval and make friends and learn from them and get inspired.

Friday, 14 September 2012


I have some sentimental attachment with this painting "jyotsna"(moonlight) as this is my first painting which got sold. My sister Amrita Sarkar purchased it recommended by my daughter Anouska

learnning the use of masking fluid.

                                                               The golden corn

                                                                   Pristine petals

When I first started watercolor few months back after a long gap, i was desperate to find some resource online to learn and start afresh. Fortunately I came across an eBook " The landscape painter's essential hand book" by Joe Francis Dowden.It is a outstanding book to learn and get inspired.I am grateful to Mr Joe Francis Dowden.The above two painting are done by me from that book.In both the picture I have used masking fluid for the first time.In the first painting the golden corn are masked before giving the second wash and the second painting the white flowers are masked before doing the foliage.

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Having a successful feel of reflection is satisfactory. This is the pic  where i first use Indigo to paint water and let it flow according to its wish on the wet area..

Thursday, 30 August 2012

watercolor and life.

Hooker's green always attract me. This i tried few days back as a single color painting.The lonely  structure during an early evening capture my eyes but later i found its not lonely some trees are standing with it like valuable friends looking after it from a distance.

Saturday, 25 August 2012

I learned watercolor for 2 years during my 10th standard from Mr Tulsi Das.Then I had to quit it as academics is the only investment that a middle class family from India can think of. Then again after 18 years I started it, may be 6 months back when my mom presented me with a small box of watercolor , two brushes and two handmade papers. may be she knew i have the love of it still inside me . Initially I was afraid , skeptical but thanks to the invent of this virtual world as I came across so much of resources to learn from and works of Milind Mulick , John Salminen, Fabio Cembranelli and many more inspired me to give it a try. I am thankful to them. This picture is a copy of a work of Fabio Cembranelli. To me he is the best floral painter in watercolor. For me Watercolor is a lifelong learning process and I consider them as my virtual Gurus...

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Feel the wind

Have you ever slept on the grass looking towards the sky with your friends? Enjoyed the feel of serenity and dreamed to touch the sky one day ? I bet u have done it and do it again if you get the chance. Starting watercolor after 18 years of gap was never a easy task but u know as Oscar Wilde said "I can resist everything except temptation."

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Once someone told me " happiness is a concept, a relative thing so believe in joy.. because u can feel it". I believe that. I don't think I am an artist but I love watercolor coz it gives me joy.So I want to share it, share my journey of watercolor... share my moments of joy.