October 31, 2014

Halloween Night

Desolate farmhouse on a wintry Halloween night. The unseasonal snow and deep freeze after an
Arctic blast made it appear more sinister than a Hitchcockian movie set.

October 11, 2014

Monochromatic Watercolor Sketch

Watercolor sketch of a shoreline that I had seen somewhere but forgotten until I captured it again on a sheet of paper yesterday.

September 13, 2014

WP & YR Railroad

A diesel train chugs along the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad,
one of the most scenic rail routes in North America.

A quick watercolor sketch on Srathmore Postcard 6x4

September 9, 2014


Halfdome seen from Cook's Meadow
Acrylic on canvas | 28 x 20 

It's summer in Yosemite National Park. The vegetation is thick and green in the meadows with wildflowers
that range from mousetail, meadow penstemons, cinqefoils, asters, and pussy toes.

August 29, 2014

Far and Near Places in Watercolor

Tropical Waters
Watercolor on Srathmore Postcard 6x4

Rainy Evening
Watercolor on Srathmore Postcard 6x4
Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Watercolor on Srathmore Postcard 6x4
Tuscany Coast
Watercolor on Srathmore Postcard 6x4

August 25, 2014

Venice Photoshop'd

I used the daytime picture (above) to get the twilight effect with 
Layers in Photoshop. Click on the picture to get a larger view.

May 15, 2014


The great Indian epic, the Mahabharata, has five Pandava princes – Yudishtira,
Arjuna, Bhima, Nakula and 
Sahadeva – as its protagonists. 
The Pandavas, along with their wife Draupati aka Panchali, were exiled 
from Indraprastha following Yudishtira’s defeat in a game of dice with Duryodhana,
the ruler of Hastinapura.  
Legend has it that while they were roaming the forests of Kerala
during their 13 year exile, Panchali Medu was a favorite camping ground for them. 

Do the five monoliths seen atop Panchalimedu represent the Pandavas? Could be.

A sketch in Photoshop

March 8, 2014

Farmhouse in winter

Watercolor sketch of a farmhouse. Size: 6"x4"
 Winter is reason enough to paint some snow and slush.

February 4, 2014

Winter Storm Janus

Watercolor sketch of my backyard covered in snow.
Janus dumped more than a foot of snow in my backyard
during the night of January 21, 2014.