Tuesday, October 12, 2010
We were the lucky ones to have stepped in to the Rolling Stones shack in Hampi island at the onset of the season. We were the first and the only guests at the shack. It had a beautiful sit-out at the bank of Tungabhadra.
It was a beautiful evening when we were relaxing after a tiring and exciting day in Hampi. It was an amazing experience sitting there and seeing tungabhadra flow peacefully; as if saying, I've been witnessing it all - the glorious past of Vijayanagar empire to the arrival of wanderers like you. The setting sun gave this view to my eyes. I could feel the moment passing by with every second of fading sunlight. Luckily, I had a pen and a sketchbook with me. Tried to capture the unstoppable Tungabhadra from the Rolling Stones Shack.
This is another special one. This was for Rubal. It was his birthday and I wanted to make it very special for him. I remember painting it while watching the Taj, Mumbai being attacked by terrorists on TV. State government had declared a holiday at colleges and I was at home. I started painting and saw the headlines on the screen. It couldn't be finished that day, but luckily I could complete it before Rubal's birthday and gift it.
Monday, October 4, 2010
The Holy lake in Yuksom (Sikkim)
It was a fresh clear day. We got up very early in the morning to have a view of Kanchendzonga. As we were strolling down the lane, my eyes could see but refreshing green all around. There was a beautiful lake in front with several budhist flags lining it as if trying to give a boundary to this holy lake. I tried to capture that moment and actually resigned to the shades of green that my eyes were capturing. Seems it is impossible to express what my eyes saw at that moment. This painting always reminds me of that beautiful morning.