April 16, 2017

A Fallen Tree

A fallen pine tree by a stream in the West Kill mountains, NY.
Medium: Watercolor | Paper: Arches Cold Press
Some information about the place:
The stream ends up in the West Kill River. The West Kill flows for 11 miles before entering
Schoharie Creek just below the village of Lexington. Wild trout are found throughout the stream,
but they are most abundant in the upper 8 miles. Wild brown trout can be found in all sections of the stream, but rainbow trout are found mostly in the lower reaches, and brook trout numbers increase as one heads upstream.
(Source: Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State)


January 30, 2017

That iPhone Shot: X.O.

North light from the windows and some manipulation of the light
helped make this picture on the kitchen countertop click.

November 7, 2016

Old Church

Methodist Church on Spruceton Road, West Kill.
West Kill is a hamlet of Lexington, Greene County, NY.


Watercolor sketch from my sketchbook 



October 20, 2016

Pappy: A Neighbor

Watercolor illustration of "Pappy," a good old neighbor at my erstwhile home in Karivara. It's a remote village in the picturesque High Range of Kerala. The illustration is based on a photograph I'd taken while visiting Karivara in 2012.

Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper 300 gsm | 22x15


October 18, 2016

V.S.O.P. on Coffee Table

According to Donald Trump he does not drink or smoke. Me either. The similarities end right there. But I do like something about most booze: their captivating labels. Small wonder I keep coming back and looking at them in many different ways. Especially through the eye of a camera. Here's one such look at the French brandy, St. Remy, clicked right on my coffee table with an iPhone.