Art and Conversation- ‘Still’

Finally, after 18 months, schools opened up in Mumbai. In many other cities in India, schools opened and closed several times depending on the rise and fall in covid-19 cases. But, in Mumbai, we remained shut for what seemed like forever. With online school it meant either hungry children or children vying for attention during…

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Art : Sublime

This time I selected a picture using a limited color pallette. Since the color mix involved different shades of dull brown, the biggest challenge was ensuring the painting did not appear a muddy mess. The painting is of everyday objects- a kettle, a dish cover and a bowl. Getting the texture of the metal of…

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Art : Wine and fruit

Its been raining heavily in Mumbai since the last few days. When the rains had stopped for a few days in the first week of August, I grieved thst the end of the monsoons had come. It meant that the weather would go back to being hot and humid again. However, our domestic help informed…

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ART: Colors of India

I did this watercolor painting based on a photograph by Hussam Zaki that I found of Pinterest. My second painting from a photograph was challenging yet satisfying once it began taking shape. You’ll see the painting is different from the kind of pictures you’re used to seeing me paint. But I gather as an artist…

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Art: Around the corner

It’s been quite some time since I did a watercolor painting and if I don’t do watercolors for long, I tend to lose whatever confidence I gained doing it. Its a vicious cycle that I tend to get sucked into. After doing two acrylic paintings (because the canvases had been lying around for long), I…

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