Category: Art

Pencil & watercolor on paper 0

Dancing on the Edge

I’d gladly live inside a box of paints if I could. Spend my days on a squishy sofa of phthalo turquoise and the nights curling up in the warm crevices of a sunset orange. Might sound a tad unrealistic, but...

Majuli, Assam, India 12

Majuli Island, Assam – Where Art is Worship

 An illustrated map I made to help visitors orient themselves on this many-splendored island. Seemed fitting to pay an artistic tribute to such an artistic island. Distances mentioned are from Garamur Junction as the start point. Rented cycles from Majuli...

Acrylic Painting 13

Slow Travel in 2019

  If I had to pick one travel resolution for 2019 it would be to travel s-l-o-w and slower than ever. And in the time-honoured tradition of new year resolutions, I did break it before the first week was up....

Italy, Lake Maggiore, Ispra, North Italy, Italy art 16

Santa Caterina of the Dancing Rock, Italy

A Picturesque Corner of Italy’s Lake District  Painted from a moment I captured on Lake Maggiore two years ago on a two-month trip in northern Italy. One of the most interesting places I’ve ever been. Off the standard tourist circuit and...

Palace, Madhya pradesh, Indian Architecture 3

Forgotten Slices of History

A visit to an ancient palace near Dhar, a town in Madhya Pradesh (Central India) inspired me enough to capture the moment in paint. Walking under the palace’s bat-occupied arches, it felt strange yet accurate to imagine its past as...

Music, guitar painting, guitar art 2

When Music is the Muse

  Music was her drug of choice. Loud enough to extinguish the darkness and layered enough to lose and find herself in over and over again. No matter what life threw at her, another world was always another song away....

Oil pastel painting by Namita Kulkarni 2

Somewhere under the Blue Sky

Exactly 13 years since I painted this. An oil pastel re-creation of an oil painting by an artist called C Loft, known for his Mediterranean seascapes. A raw beginner at age 19, all I had for reference was a postcard-sized greeting...

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A waterfall in Mussoorie

  What’s with me and waterfalls? I wish I knew. Maybe it’s that driven energy they all exude, or their unstoppable exuberance, or just the way they roar constantly. Exploring Mussoorie many years ago, I chanced upon this secluded waterfall,...

Global water crisis, art 0

Thirst World Countries

A pencil & watercolour painting from 2008, part of a series of paintings ‘Timeless Waters to Waterless Times’ I made on the subject of the global water crisis. An issue that has only grown more urgent as the years have...