Saturday 12 November 2022


My watercolour painting of St. Wolfgang, Austria. 35x54 cm

Saturday 22 October 2022

Chidambaram temple tank

 A scene from the famous Nataraja temple, Chidambaram.

            Watercolour on paper, 28x38 cm
Thanks for viewing.
Comments welcome.

Tuesday 11 October 2022

 Statue of Liberty, (Watercolour on paper, 35 cm x 54 cm )

Long time before posting in the blog!

This painting took a week to finish, as there was a big gap in painting due to various reasons including the Covid pandemic!. But we have to carry on like before!

Thanks, comments welcome!

Friday 2 March 2018

Forthcoming Paintings Exhbition in Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Watercolour landscapepaintings from distantand varied countries by artist A. Murugesan 

At Lalit Kala Akademy
Regional Centre
4 Greams Road
Chennai 600006

Opening evening:
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 at 6.00 p.m.
Chief Guest: Shri.M. Senathipathi

‘வானமே எலஂலை’(Sky is the Limit)
Open to public 
from March 08 to March 13
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Sunday 7 December 2014

Albina: Boats and automobiles

Albina, the border town in Eastern Suriname, is the gateway to French Guyana. I was attracted by the random angles of the boats on its beach. But when I started to study the subject the automobiles on the road  posed a problem: should I omit them or include them? I decided to include them as they are part of the atmosphere and tell the character of the town as well as the boats below.

Watercolour on Arches 640gms rough paper 35x51cm

Sunday 2 November 2014

North Paramaribo, Suriname, South America

A scene from our neighborhood. Paramaribo North is crisscrossed with canals, a Dutch influence. I was attracted by the peaceful quietude of the scene during a stroll with our guests from Canada last April and took a lots of reference photos out of which the composition was made. 

'Paramaribo North' Watercolour on Strathmore 300 gms cold press paper, 45x60cm, Oct 2014.

Saturday 25 October 2014

St. Laurents, piece of France in South America!

A piece of France in South America! The small town of St Laurent in French Guyana is on the Eastern border of Suriname. It can be reached from Albina, the boder town of Suriname. The only way to reach this place from Albina is to cross the river Marowine by boat! You cross the river and you are in Europe, virtually, in South America!
It houses the famous prison where 'Papillon' was kept and the film 'Papillon' was also filmed here!
My watercolour painting of a street in this town is here, 37x56 cm on Arches 640gms Paper.

Monday 20 October 2014

Suriname Bridge

Suriname Bridge connects Paramaribo to Commowijne District and the rest of the Eastern part of Suriname! This view is from the Mother Ganges statue at the Hindu temple on the river bank.

Watercolour on Arches Cold Press 300gms Paper, 36x53 cm

Sunday 12 October 2014

Henck Aaron Straat, Paramaribo, Suriname

My take on the one of the main streets of the historic downtown area of Paramaribo,Surinamese capital, in watercolor.

On the street several historical and important buildings such as the  Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral-you can see a glimpse of its spires in the painting - as well as some Ministries are situated.

(Painted on Arches 300lb Rough 31x41 cm-using W&N tube colours)

Thursday 2 October 2014

Noontime Johann and Margarita Plantation, Suriname

Noontime Johann and Margarita Plantation, Commowijne, Suriname

I used a reference photo  (taken during our boat trip to this plantation in April this year with our visiting friends) for this painting. This plantation is one of the oldest in Suriname - now famous for its fish-joint which attracts lots of tourists. I included my guests waiting under the tree to add human interest! It was a sunny day with clear sky!

Watercolour on Arches 300 gms Cold Press Paper
35x53 cm

Happy Navrathri to all!

Friday 12 September 2014

Flowers for the day!

Cosmos Flowers

Watercolour on Arches Cold Press Paper 46x77cm 

Have a nice Day!

Thursday 7 August 2014

My Exhibition in Suriname Starts Today!

Thankful to Suriname Art Critic Mr. Ivan A. Khayiat, B.S., M.A. for his review of my exhibition which can be seen in 'Dev Sur' online news service: Please click the link below:

Friday 2 May 2014

Sunrise in Suriname

A view of sunrise over threatening storm clouds in Paramaribo North, Suriname!

35x50 cm Arches 140 lb Rough watercolour paper

Windmills of Kinderdijke, Holland

Going through the old photos of Holland days, I came across the photos of the beautiful windmills of Kinderdijke. Gave it a  go while the inspiration was still strong!

27x47cm Arches 140 lb Cold Press Watercolour Paper