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

Monday 17 March 2014

Lotus pond in New Amsterdam Fort Paramaribo Suriname

This is a painting of the Lotus Pond in New Amsterdam Fort in Paramaribo, Suriname.

Arches 300gms Rough Watercolour Paper, 30 x 40 cm

Friday 7 February 2014

Eastern Coast of Tamilnadu

Two scenes from the Eastern coast of Tamilnadu (Bay of Bengal). The second one is the famous Murugan Temple in Thiruchendur!

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple!

Have a nice day!

Thursday 30 January 2014

Evening Flight

A common sight of the evening over the Paramaribo horizon! The birds on their way to their homes, wherever they may be!
Watercolour 30x40 cm on cold press Arches Paper 140lb

Comments welcome!

Sunday 5 January 2014

Rural Flavour from Tamil Nadu, southern state of India

Happy New Year! 
Here are some scenes painted last year in the first quarter when we visited Tamilnadu, India. We moved a lot around Coimbatore, Tirupur, Madurai, Chidambaram, Pondicherry etc. Some moments are captured in watercolour using my travel painting kit! All are done on Arches watercolour block 140lb Cold press papers.

 This one is the famous Meenakshi Temple of Madurai!

Thanks for viewing! Comments welcome!