Anjuli (Not For Sale)Oil Pastel on Board. 18” x 12”
Anjuli is a beautiful 12 yr old girl who is a voracious reader. I have never seen such a young girl reading that intensely all the time, instead of playing video games! She caught my attention immediately in appreciation. This painting is the result of the photograph I took of her, when she had no clue that I was taking her picture and what was going to become of it!
Not for Sale
Peruvian Morning.Oil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
I was walking around in Cuzco, Peru one early morning, the ancient Inca Capital. It was absolutely amazing how the colorful balconies and the morning shadows made such beautiful images. I have so many photos of them I could paint the same theme again and again. This Painting is one my favorites!
Brick Patio with StainsOil on Canvas. 20” x 30”
This is from a photograph that I took in a cafe patio in New Orleans. The mould and Pizza stains on the brick patio and the shadows of the patio chair and table seems to make a beautiful design and a very nice composition. I could not pass this by. Once again, lights and shadows always seem to challenge me. This painting won the Best of Show in one of the local art competitions.
ChellamuthuGraphite Drawing on Board. 16”x 20”
I love to take pictures of random citizens in the streets. I am sure he was not quite impressed about the extreme wrinkles and aging of his face… but that makes one of the most challenging subjects for an artist. Chellamuthu ( fictional local name given by me ) was a simple guy in India near a Temple awaiting alms from the visitors.
Of course, I did reward him for donating this unforgettable Image to me!
Grand CruOil Pastel on Board. 16”x20”
My wife and I were in one of the Grand Cru Vinyards in Burgundy, France, when this combination of bright colored leaves and Pinot Noir grapes caught my attention. The whole experience was beautiful, and to see such colors made me feel like I was in heaven. Of course, a little wine tasting added fizz to that feeling! This was the first painting that I experimented with Oil pastels and I love the way it turned out.
The Time Keeper.Oil on Canvas 22” x 32”
Perhaps this is one of the best paintings that I have ever done. At least that is what I hear from anyone who has seen this. Needless to say this painting reflects my desire to paint bright colors with shadows and reflections. This Grandfather clock was my own father’s gift to me. I arranged the lighting to get the best of reflections and shadows and shot this picture. I don’t know how I will ever let this painting go!
Cowboy in the Canyon.Oil and Canvas 30” x 30”
This was from a photograph that I took in Canyon De Chelly, AZ. The deep orange color and the expanse of the canyon was fascinating to me. The photograph was rather plain. After I painted it I just could not see the magnificence of the canyon in my painting that I wanted to express. I struggled with it for a while. I found an image of the white horse and the cowboy to paint, but I had to imagine and modify its stance on a sloping ground to make it work. When I painted the horse, the canyon came to life! I learned a lot of lessons in this one.
New England OctoberOil on Masonite. 32” x 58”
The cool moisture, fall colors and fog…really refreshing! That is what I want to express in this painting. The distant fog and the moist asphalt seems to make it happen. The colors of the leaves in October are of course spectacular in New England. This is one of the largest paintings that I have done, and is now hanging in my daughter’s home.
Tail Lights in the RainPastel on Paper 12”x16”
This is quick drawing of a scene that I was in, driving in a rainy night against high beam lights. The headlights were so blinding and all I could do was to follow the only thing I could…the tail taillights of the truck across a narrow bridge. That was blind faith!
YercaudOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”
This is a painting of wild flowers that I found on a foggy day in Yercaud, a mountain resort in southern India near my home town Salem. I can’t ever forget the days I spent riding a bike with my brother, sisters and friends to Yercaud mountains.
AppenzalOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”.
I took this photograph early morning in a village called Appenzal in Switzerland. The near horizontal sunlight at sunrise causing the shadows on the Chateau was simply unreal. I had to get this in a painting. I don’t even know if anyone was awake for the next 5 hours!
Fish CreekOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
This is an unnamed creek that I call the ‘Fish Creek’ in the Smokey Mountains. It was a great challenge for me to paint the water and the ripples with reflections and shadows of the trees. The most amazing part is the very contrasting blue reflection of the sky unseen! Just in case you have any doubts, there are ‘Fish’ in the creek! I wonder where the fisherman who owns the truck parked behind the trees is?
Road block at LincolnOil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
This is an impressionistic painting of Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. I took this photo quickly at the road block on a rainy night. The lights glowing with a halo around fascinated me.
The Dog and his best friendOil on Canvas 16” x 20”
One morning I took this picture of an poor old man by the hut with a zoom from a distance in India . He had never seen a camera and much less a zoom lens, and thought that I had a gun pointed at him! The picture was shot just before he was startled and started asking me questions! I had to dismantle the camera and then went near him to calm him down. The painting when complete seemed lifeless, until I added his best friend to give life to the painting!
AnguishOil on Canvas. 20”x 36”
I was in Haiti on a Charitable Medical Mission. This man caught my attention because of the anguish he showed in his expressions while he was waiting for days to see his family member recover from a serious illness. I don’t know how many sleepless nights he had, but his eyes could not hide it!
‘Venkanna’Pastel on Board. 20” x 26”
‘Venkanna’ was a blind man looking for alms in a Hindu Temple in rural India. I was fascinated to see how he fixed his broken glasses with a tie around his head and tape in the middle…and he still couldn’t see well. I guess he could probably see light and movements and not more. He was well taken care of by me for posing for me. I think his face told me so many stories of his life past.
“Red ,White and Light”Oil on Canvas 18” x 24”
I arranged these wine bottles and took a photo of the beautiful shadows, against the decorated wooden inlay tray. I wanted to show the bright lights passing through the glass into its own shadow. The hardest time I had was to make the red wine look ‘red’! It was a glass of just black liquor, until I painted a thin line of Crimson at the wine-glass interface!
Alpine SpringOil on Canvas. 16” x 16”
Flowers in the German Alps
Appalachian FallOil on Canvas Panel. 16”x20”
The still reflections in a lake in Appalachian Mountains in early fall. I thought the curved, half fallen dead tree and its reflection, makes a beautiful composition.
Antelopes in the ValleyOil on Canvas. 18” x 36”
I shot the photo of this beautiful scenery with antelopes in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I added the distant mountains to give perception for the vastness of the valley. It was quite a challenge for me make wind swept dry grass look like dry grass!
Lazy Sunday MorningOil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
I took this photo of this boat on an early Sunday morning in a small fishing village in Patagonia, Chile. The early morning pale yellow glow of the sun was a refreshing feeling on a cold morning. I wanted to be able to feel the sun in this painting, and I believe I do.
The Light HouseOil on Canvas 29” x 40”
This painting is entirely out of my imagination. I visualized this ‘moon rise’ and distant light house at early night and came up with this.
“Jasmine”Oil on Canvas Panel. 16” x 20”
“Jasmine” was a cheerful little girl in our small village in India who used to play with my daughter about the same age. It is a Hindu tradition to wear decorative flowers in their hair and the Bindi in the forehead. Her smile was priceless!
Nude with Red HairOil on canvas 12”x 24”
Appreciation of the beauty of the Female body is one of the most common expressions in art. As a Cosmetic Surgeon, for me it is integral to my business too. This is a quick impressionism out of my imagination.
AdirondakOil on Canvas. 26” x 46”
This an attempt by me to be ‘cubical’ impressionist. The is a painting of a roadside creek in Adirondak mountains in upstate New York
“Chloe”Oil on Canvas. 24” x 36”
I do some charitable medical work in Haiti. I also walk around with a camera at all times to get some candid pictures of the locals. As poor as the nation may be, I was very impressed with women always wearing clean and colorful clothing, and hats! Often I end up with very surprising photographs…like this lady who heard the clicks of my Camera and turned around in surprise to give me such a beautiful image!
The CanalOil on Canvas. 32” x 40”
The Venetian Canals offer such challenging sceneries to paint. This one is mine.
Arctic SunriseOil on Canvas 24” x 36”
This was the scenery my wife and I had at a restaurant in Northern Iceland facing the Arctic Ocean at breakfast. The retched and cold weather often brings out spectacular scenes.
Bougainvilleas by the WindowOil on Panel 14” x 18”
In this painting, I have tried to catch the Bougainvillea flowers, the shadows, the reflections as well as the light coming through the window of a restaurant.
Breakfast tableOil on Canvas. 20” x 20”
The play of morning sunlight and the shadow it creates is a compelling theme in this painting
JosephineOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”
I happened to see this beautiful young lady in one of the Caribbean festivals walking along with others in a festive mood. I took her picture with a zoom lens from a distance and yet she found me and gave me this smile of approval! I eliminated her other friends in this painting to bring out the charm.
A Trucker’s LifeOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”
This is from my own imaginary scene of distant car light in a foggy morning with Orange glow and an 18 wheeler.
Orange SunsetOil on canvas Board 16” x20”
The Cobblestone AlleyOil Pastel on Board. 27” x 18”
This is a late night scene in a back alley behind the bars in a small village in Peru.
The ElkOil on Canvas board 20” x 16”
An early morning photoshoot at the Yellowstone National Park.
Darien MotherOil on Canvas. 16” x 24”
This is a portrait of a mother at the Darian Jungles in Panama. It was a very interesting tour to the Darian Jungles in Panama to observe the primitive culture
Canadian RockiesOil on Canvas Board, 20” x 30"
This beautiful boat house is somewhere in Northern Alberta decorating the Canadian Rockies. The deep green color of this calm lake was due to a mixture of Algae and sediments of Sandstone washed into it by the rivers. The boat ride in this lake between beautiful glacial mountains was one of the most memorable trips we had!
Bridge at SunrisePastel on Board
This beautiful sunrise was at a remote bridge in the Italian Alps. The early morning sun hitting the tops of the trees against the shadow side of the mountain was such a beautiful contrast, that it became an inspiration to me.
Alpine SunriseOil on Canvas. 24” x 36”
I was so impressed by this morning sunlight passing through the trees and also creating bright and blinding fog, by the roadside at the Dolemites in Italy. The transparent leaves adds to this spectacular and refreshing morning. This picture, to me, is a beautiful ‘dance’ between light and shadows.
Morning walk at the BeachOil on Canvas. 24” x 24”
The Ballon LampOil on Canvas. 20” x 16”
My daughter’s favorite doll at 2 years of age, Curious George, by the side of her night lamp with Balloon Seller, created such an interesting shadow that I could not resist!
The Boat Ramp at Jenny LakeOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”
Photographing this lake with a Polarising Filter results in the a near-transparent water at Jenny Lake in The Grand Tetons, WY
Mom's ReclinerCrayon on paper 8” x 11”
Simple quick drawing of still-ife of our furniture and the lamp.
Peacock FeatherOil on Canvas. 20” x 30”
An appreciation if the intricate architecture and colors of the Peacock feather in close up.
New York by NightPastel on Canvas 16” x 20”
It was a foggy, rainy and dingy night in New York and this was how The Empire State building looked from my brother’s apartment in Manhattan, NY. The city light lit up the fog in the sky which was completely hiding the Empire State. The only thing that was visible was the glow of the lights at the tower…eerie!
SolitudeOil on Canvas. 16” x 20”
The ‘girl’ in this picture enjoying a moment of solitude was my own daughter, drinking Coca Cola under white umbrellas. I wonder what she was really thinking about, so deep?
The Chilean Rancher and his CompanionsOil on Canvas. 24” x 40”
We were at a ranch in Chile, near Santiago. This rancher put on a show making his horse dance and do many tricks. The dog chased his owner creating a dust cloud that added life to the scene.
Paula in JeansOil on Canvas. 24” x 36”
A beautiful female body is a treasure for an artist. ‘Paula in Jeans’ is mine. Paula is a cheerful and lovely lady who, lucky for me, posed for me to get this painting and another one. The dark background and her faint red hair seems to make her mysterious, I think.
The GiggleOil on Canvas. 24” x 36”
A spontaneous giggle from Paula, during the modeling photography, resulted in this beautiful painting.
Storm Clouds over LilliesOil on Canvas: 30" X 40"
This is a painting of Lillies at the Longwood Garden in Pennsylvania. There was a strong storm cloud gathering just as I approached the Lillie Pond and started just drizzling. The first few heavy raindrops creating the ripples in the pond reflecting the clouds was the announcement of ‘war’ against the ‘peaceful’ Lillies!
World’s EndOil on Canvas. 36” x 48”
This was a spectacular scenery that I found at the "World’s End State Park" in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania one fall evening sunset. My conclusion was that if the world just ended at this place at this time, that would surely mean this is the gateway to heaven… I wouldn’t mind that at all!
Buffalo BillOil on Canvas. 18” x 24”
"Bill”( fictitious name) was a 12 yr old boy herding water buffalos in India. The original painting was a bland blue and green scenery and I did not finish it for 10 years. One day, after 10 years I picked it back up and changed all the color scheme, the sun light on a muggy day from behind, highlighting Bill’s rib cage and the transparent ears of the Buffalo. I wanted everyone to hear and feel the heavy breathing of the beast.