Thursday, February 21, 2008


I wonder who he was waiting for near the water pump. It was way past the time for any school to have started for the day. Was he late? Was he bunking? Waiting for another friend so he could steal away? Waiting for his mother? I wonder if he had finished all his homework?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Met her on a busy street. Didn't quite get her right. She did not look this demure. In fact she looked rather saucy and her eyes almost cajoled you into buying one of her beaded necklaces for ten rupees each.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Woman with Umbrella

I was in Kerala a couple of weeks back, and this is a common enough sight. Young women with neatly oiled and braided hair, expressions of docility, carrying umbrellas to shield themselves from the fiery afternoon sun.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tree of Life: Three

Third and last in the series. I re-drew and painted one of my earlier drawings. Loved doing the dots, used ear-buds for them. I like busy looking drawings with lots of textures and colours.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tree of Life: Two

Second in the series. Got my hands on some gold paint. This is 8 inches by 11 inches, poster colours on handmade paper.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tree of Life: One

With changes after Reena's feedback about the tree of life looking rather life-less! Makes such a dramatic difference!

My rendition of the Tree of Life. This one is inspired by Gustav Klimt's work on the same subject. 8 inches by 11 inches. Poster colours on handmade paper.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Birds of a feather...

Been working on a series on birds, taking the same 'chidiya' form ahead. I find that tetures are really fun but exhausting to do and these are not even as intricate as I would like them to be. These are all 8 inches by 5.5 inches. Poster colours on cartridge paper.