Saturday, October 29, 2022

The masked man

Painted in Purulia. The Chhau mask is a traditional cultural heritage of Purulia in the Indian state of West Bengal. The main difference between the Purulia Chhau dance and the Odisha Chhau dance is in the use of the mask. Purulia Chhau uses the mask in dance, but Odisha does not, thereby combining facial expression with body movement and gesture.[1] The Chhau mask of Purulia is registered on the List of Geographical Indications.[2] As the basic difference of Purulia Chhau the mask is unique and traditional.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Sketches with ball pen

Using a ballpoint pen for sketching and shading.


Rongo village

Rongo used to be an important place for growing medicinal plants. It has views of the surrounding hills, forests and the valley of the Jaldhaka River. Most of the people are Buddhists and speak Nepali.[1]

Friday, October 21, 2022

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Alley in Nepal

Painted from online photographs, and the color and the light forced me to paint this. It was nice to see it before my trip to Nepal.

View from the boat in Varanasi

Painted from my own photograph captured during the trip to Varanasi.

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Sankarpur watercolor journal

Ink and wash from my trip to Sankarpur.

Shankarpur is located in the Purba (East) Medinipur District of the state of West Bengal, Shankarpur is a beach destination along the Digha-Contai Road which is fast gaining popularity. It is at a distance of about 185 km from the capital city Kolkata, and about 14 km from the famous beach town Digha.

Friday, October 7, 2022

The bridge

From my own photograph in Kolkata, the Howrah bridge, and the place known as Mallick ghat flower market.

The market scene

The photo was taken from an online source, it was nice to practice ink and wash. Loved the bright red color. I am always fond of to paint market and love the gathering in that place.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Two ladies

My first ink and wash with Micron, I did last year. One from a very few.


Hello, welcome to my painting blog. I have started to paint again after 23 years. In 2021 there was not much progress, only a few. But now I paint more often and think to proceed with it. This is a journal of my everyday work with watercolor.  Currently, I am doing ink and wash mainly because I love the speediness of that media.