This site has had a mini changeover. The colours and layout have changed and the focus on the main page is in on a current favourite piece with a slide show of recently finished work. This blog which is now being updated infrequently has moved off the main page.
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Lucien Freud – Take 2
As part of my efforts to improve I have been copying the works of some master artists. Lucien Freud is one of them. I’m drawn to this self portrait of his. You can see an attempt that I made recently and one made in 2005 side by side. And though they’re nothing compared to theContinue reading “Lucien Freud – Take 2”
I’m in a book!
Well, it didn’t come as a surprise 😀 Friend and Photographer, Anil Advani, asked if I’d be a part of a book that he was producing for SoFoBoMo and I readily agreed. It was especially exciting as the book was to be about six artists and their art. The photo below is one amongst manyContinue reading “I’m in a book!”
An artist and his muse
Jamal Ahmed is a successful Bangladeshi artist with 41 solo exhibitions to date. Pagla has been featuring in his work for many years now. With many artists you see a recurring subject, model or colour something they keep coming back to. Do you have one? The reference for both these pieces have been taken byContinue reading “An artist and his muse”
An afternoon in Ashulia
And now my “series” has a name! An afternoon in Ashulia. This makes it all of three pieces in my newly named series. 😀 The Ashulia Lady was accompanied by a gentleman and came down the road along with the garment factory workers. The two held themselves a little aloof from the others but stoppedContinue reading “An afternoon in Ashulia”
I’ve just finished the second Ashulia portrait and I’m already calling it a series 😀 Oil on a 10″ X 12″ canvas board. Photo reference copyright Anil Advani used with permission.
I first noticed him standing across the road, arms akimbo, watching us take photographs. After a while he came over unasked and posed confidently for Anil. He had this glint in his eyes, a wide open smile showing teeth stained with betel nut juice and a look suggesting we were bananas taking photographs of peopleContinue reading “Paan khaye”
After Vasant Vihar and prior to starting Art College, I had a month. Decided to get some extra pointers in sculpting and I joined the course at Anandgram. My understanding was that I would not be able to do large sculptures but would be guided in the making of them through slab work etc. TurnedContinue reading “Follow me”
After spending a couple of months painting at Sangeet Shyamala, Ebenezer, our friendly and very able teacher, agreed to help me learn about sculpture. I made a few bas relief pieces which I shall put online soon. He wanted me to take things slowly at first and not jump right into trying my hand atContinue reading “Together”