Mango Picking!

Indian summers aren’t complete without eating mangoes. The more the merrier… We went on a mango picking trip, driving about 90 kms away one-way from Bangalore to a farm in Krishnagiri in the neighboring state. Now, that’s what love for mangoes can do to you!

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Summer Trip to Meghalaya

A trip to Meghalaya via Assam. A beautiful state, lush green with vegetation, doubting yet friendly locals, lazy, serene and amazing!!! It can be expressed only in pictures –

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A Boat Ride to Umananda Temple, Guwahati

You can never go wrong with an ancient temple, in the middle of an island, in the middle of a humongous river (The Brahmaputra)… A summer trip to Meghalaya, with a stop over at Guwahati in Assam. A personal boat provided by a tout who fleece their customers. The same old queues to enter the… Continue reading A Boat Ride to Umananda Temple, Guwahati

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The Rain Gods Smiled…and then there was water!

After a wonderfully unsuccessful attempt at digging an open well and getting nothing in the name of water…how about this? a few days of rain and my well swelled up with water. To top it, the water remained so for several weeks now! It has been two months and the immense happiness I have got… Continue reading The Rain Gods Smiled…and then there was water!

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A Puppy!

In July, I went back to pencil sketching. My speed has increased and hopefully so, my quality of work. I completed this in about four hours with breaks in between. The focus was on the eyes and the hairy contours in the body, especially the ears. Here is how I started working on it. The… Continue reading A Puppy!

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The Garden Gate – acrylic on canvas

This is my first work on canvas using acrylic paints! It was part of a summer camp that my kids attended and I happily tagged along. Took two months to complete with all the breaks and office work in between. Began in April and completed in June. The biggest challenge with this work was the… Continue reading The Garden Gate – acrylic on canvas

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Pigeon on a Ledge

Yet another work using Staedler color pencils. The challenge was in getting the iridescent colors on the neck of the pigeon right using a limited range of colors that I had available. Working on the eyes was the other challenge. Hopefully, I got it right! I can now fool the pesky pigeons that sit on… Continue reading Pigeon on a Ledge

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