Trompe-l’œil (French for “deceive the eye”, is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions. I stumbled across artists who use this technique to perfection and after trying my hand at the ‘Chilli Sutra‘ series, I realized something in there could be done […]
My long time readers know I have been painting Nimboo Mirchis for many many years. You all also know that the Kamasutra has featured in my older work on kettles as well. Recently I started a nimboo mirchi painting after a few months and somehow I was just not happy with the way the chillis […]
Continuing my collaboration under The Fusion Projects with motorcycle company – Royal Enfield, I was in Goa for three gorgeous days last week. It was hot and humid but oh so much fun. It was for The Royal Enfield Rider Mania 2018 – an annual community driven event in Goa in the third week of […]
This festive season I request you to add some Do good to the Feel good factor in your life. Help me pay it forward. Help me help The Color Caravan add some new programs to their winter session. I am all for helping out and paying it forward. I don’t have money lying around to […]
Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkata edition on 24th sep 2018.
I am a big believer of re-use, re-do, up-cycle and all those other ‘buzz words’. But I have always wondered about the ‘actual cost’ – human and energy cost – of upcycling/ redoing reuse etc. What is the kind of energy we expend in giving something a new avatar? When is it better to just […]
Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkatta edition on 18th sep 2018.
Midweek musings – 21st Aug Working this afternoon I am reminded of a more gentle time when I was younger and full of hope. I still have hope but am losing it fast! So much has changed… I happened to put on Coke Studio on You Tube to have some background music to painting and […]
This cute thing is Cooper. This painting was commissioned by a young man for his girlfriend. The request was for me to paint a picture of this ‘7 year old puppy’ she has 🙂 So here it is. Cooper – Acrylics on board. 12×12 inches. Note: Click the images below to see a larger view […]
Sometimes I get asked why I don’t ‘invest’ in ‘branded’ packaging. Why, when I ship out items I choose to use older packaging from purchases made by family and friends. Apparently, as a successful ‘brand’ I should spend more on the packaging. That the customer experience is led by good packaging like ‘un-wrapping a gift’ […]