Tuesday, June 6, 2017

IIT Kharagpur En Plein Air Project

Its been a long cherished dream of mine to go and paint my Alma mater Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagput (IIT KGP) on location. And finally its going to come true and how!

A documentary is going to be shot around this whole process of capturing IIT KGP en plein air. Here is a teaser that was made last month and the shooting is schedules for July-August later this year. And to say that I am excited will be an understatement.

Please watch the teaser below.

However to make the film funds are needed. And hence we need your support. You can support this project in 2 ways.

1. By getting sponsorship - There are different levels of sponsorship one can go for. The details are in the table below.

Sponsor Type Screen Time Maximum Sponsors Pricing
Presenting Sponsor
  2s + 2s with associate sponsors
  1 nos
INR 3,00,000.00
Associate Sponsor
  2s along with presenting sponsor
  2 nos
INR 2,00,000.00
  2s along with all co-sponsors
  5 nos
INR 1,00,000.00
  2s along with all partners
  10 nos
INR 50,000.00

2. By pledging to purchase a Canvas Prints of the paintings that will be produced - You can pledge a canvas print now. When the paintings are done, you can choose a painting and make the payment. We'll get the print (Unframed Canvas Prints of approximately 2 ft x 3 ft size including borders for framing) and send it to you. The cost of the print is as below.

Cost Per print Shipping and Handling Charges
                 Indian Location
                  Foreign Location
INR 5,000.00 / USD 100.00
             INR 500.00 / USD 10.00
              INR 1,500.00 / USD 30.00

I am really hoping for you to come forward and show your support for this ambitious and never done before project.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Invitation to my Solo Exhibition

Its been a long time since my last Solo Exhibition. More than three years. And finally my next solo show is happening. And guess what it is happening at home. This is my first solo show at home and I am really excited with a tinge of nervousness. If you happen to be in or around Bhubaneswar please drop by to say hello. It will be good to see you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The watercolor wash technique

Watercolor wash technique is one of the most basic watercolor techniques. But still most people painting in watercolor do not get it right. That results in muddy paintings. Though it seems like a difficult technique its actually very easy. I have done a blog post on the same on my blog. It also includes two instruction videos. So check it out and do let me know about it.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Everything you always wanted to know about Watercolor Paper

Hopefully that catchy title worked. :)

Anyway I wrote a post on watercolor paper sometime back in my blog. I thought of sharing it here. I have put down everything that I know on watercolor paper and hopefully it helps. 

Do share if you find it useful.


Have a good day.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Moved my Blog

Hi there. As the title of this post says, I have indeed moved to my official page for blogging. I have started blogging a little more seriously now. This blog is not only for penning down my thought on art, life and watercolor, it is also for helping people with watercolor. So I have started writing on stuff that would help not only beginners, but also people who have experience with watercolor.

My previous post was on helping people begin with watercolor in the right direction. And my new post is on everything that you wanted to know about watercolor paper. In future I'll be posting about equipment, supplies, techniques, WIPS etc. And if you want me to write on any particular subject do let me know.

When you go to my new blog, a pop up would come up asking you to subscribe to my newsletter. In case you want to get regular updates on the posts I make, don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter.

That's all I had for now. See you at my new blog page.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Getting started with Watercolor

Though I paint in watercolor now most people are surprised to know that I actually started off with opaque mediums like oils and gouache early in my life. transparent Watercolor medium was always a mystery for me. Though I was drawn to the transparent medium and was always itching to work with it, I did not know where to start. In fact when I did my first watercolor it was so bad that I almost gave up. It took a little perseverance and curiosity to learn which kept me going. And now watercolor is something that I can not do without.

Often I am asked this question on how to paint in watercolors or how to begin with watercolors. This makes me go back to the time when I had these questions for which I found the answers in the hard way. So i thought of putting down a short write up on how to begin with watercolors.

I hope it helps.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Capturing Toronto

I am not sure how, but somehow I completely forgot about making this post. I would have done it about 50 days back had this not completely slipped out my mind. After all this was the first time I was painting outside India and that too the summer landscapes of Toronto. Summers are the best time to be in Toronto. Everyone is out enjoying the sun and the warm weather after the tough winters. Hence there is a buzz all around. I was there for a month and went out painting at every opportunity I could find. 

Here are some of the works I did and I immensely enjoyed doing these. And to add icing on the cake I happened to meet up a few artists just by pure chance. It was a joy to interact with them in that short time. I really cant wait to get back there and paint again. 

p.s The beer in Toronto was great too.

En Plein Air at St Lawrence Market

En Plein Air at Distillery District

En Plein Air at Harbour Front

En Plein Air at High Park

En Plein Air at Queen's Park