Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Upper Lower loop Trail, Crested Butte

This painting is inspired from a landscape photo  taken by husband. We went for a walk at l upper lower loop trail while visiting Crested Butte back in 2015. Crested Butte is known as wildflower capital of Colorado and will never disappoint you with it's beauty. Landscape itself is breathtaking and addition of wild flowers to it, can take your breath away. 

                                                                                     Close Up 1 

                                                                                        Close up 2

                                                                                     Close up 3 

                                                                    "Upper Lower Loop Trail, Crested Butte"
                                                                              Acrylic on Canvas ( 30"X 40")

Durga and Dashami

This painting idea was in my mind for last 5 years but this was not how I visualized it as a final one. It was completely different. This happened over the process and I am not very happy with it. I used one of my old photograph as a reference and want to mention that it's not a self-portrait. 

Close up 1

Close up 2

Close Up 3

"Durga and Dashami"
Acrylic on canvas 
(20" X 24")

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Happy Holi 2017

Wish you all a Very Happy Holi.  For an artist everyday is Holi when she/he is creating something colorful. Research says color work as a therapy. In Indian culture, color has lots of significance in our life, may that's why we end our year with color festival, celebrating all the good memories of the year and ignoring all the odds and bads.

May you life stays as colorful as Holi.

Friday, November 20, 2015


All my life I have done one thing at a time, I was never a multitasker. Wish I was. For the last one year or may be more than that I'm running after something which should be very important to me. But sadly I never loved that part of my life. I miss painting so much, I know you may say, can't you even scribble or doodle something. Yes, I can but I didn't. I was watching "Julie & Julia" today and suddenly realize may be I should take up  art more seriously than I do. It was always a stress buster to me, it's like a cool breeze in my grilling life, it provides me that short lived happiness which I always long for.  May be two more months and I can be back to my love. For now only planning and dreaming.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Diwali 2015

A very Happy Diwali to all my viewers. Life is crazy now. May the lights of love and wisdom fill our lives and bring that awaited  happiness we all deserve.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newly Wed

I kicked off this painting with absolutely no vision in my mind, striking large brush stokes throughout the canvas. Then as I outlined a face with lighter skin color , it struck in my mind to portray a Bengali woman with big and bright eyes. Interestingly as a Bengali, whenever you think of  big bright eyes, the very first thing that clicks in your mind are Kalighat and Jamini Roy's unique style of Paintings. Kalighat paintings and Vishnupur temple's terracotta inspired Jamini Roy and he blended this heritage with his signature bold use of line & sweeping brush stokes. Undoubtedly he is one of the most influencial and respected Indian artist of the 20th century.

Constantly having Jamini Roy's " Maiden" at the back of my mind, I knew I was going to  portray "Maiden" in my own way as soon as I finished the face with large eyes. How does a real woman look like in her "Maiden" form ? What if she is no more a maiden but gets transformed into a newly married woman with all the blushes of her pristine happiness? Her first Durga puja after marriage when she is dolled up to go to the temple with the fresh fragrance of shiuli flower is all I could think of as the quintessential "Newly Wed" Bengali woman...... my answer to all these  questions !

     Photo taken from a article by Alok Deshwal

 " Newly Wed"
         Acrylic on Canvas ( 16" x 20" )

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sunset Landscape

Water and reflections on it kind of attract me more and more these days although  I haven't been painting anything of late because of my crazy schedule. However I wanted to gift one of my originals to a very important person in my life on his birthday. It had to be quick and something that I would love to paint. So I tried my hands on this imaginary sunset landscape with my signature use of bright colors.
 I enjoyed the most doing the sky.

                                                                      "Sunset at lake"
                                                              Acrylic on Canvas ( 18" x 24" )