First Love

First Love

“When I saw you I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.” — Arrigo Boito


El Beso

I do not duplicate masters for the same reason it is from masters and it should only be seen and admired; not to be spoil the original beauty. This was irresistible. Technically I didn’t duplicate because it is only a pencil sketch and not oil 😉 Il bacio (The Kiss) is an 1859 painting by Francesco Hayez. This is his best known work that conveys the main features of Romanticism.

The Kiss - Mercy

The Kiss – Mercy

You swallowed everything, like distance.

Like the sea, like time.

In you everything sank!

It was the happy hour of assault and the kiss.

The hour of the spell that blazed like a lighthouse.

Pilot’s dread, fury of a blind diver,

Turbulent drunkenness of love,

In you everything sank!

―Pablo Neruda


You and I

Painting in the Chinese traditional style is known as guó huà, meaning “national” or “native” painting. Traditional painting has the same techniques as calligraphy and is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink on silk or paper. Shui-mo is Chinese for Ink and wash painting; also loosely termed brush painting is done “xie yi” or freehand style. This is also known as “literati painting”, as it was one of the “Four Arts” of the Chinese Scholar-official class.


“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.” ― A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway

I Love NY

I like to work on animate objects for my art work until one day I landed on Stephen Wiltshire gallery. There is life in his cityscape that pulsates different mood. Autism could not stop him from soaring up to sky and draw the most famous cityscape in the world. He did astonishing 18 feet of New York just after a 20 minute helicopter ride from memory at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.

I made the one above from the photos that I’ve collected over years… Somebody should have warned me about it – the profound effect that New York evokes on one for the first time – it was love at first sight 🙂

To Poori with Love

A madhubani painting – ‘Tree of Life’ a.k.a. ‘Karpaga Viruksham’… Tree of Life is one of the famous motifs of traditional Indian art that has exotic fruits, birds singing and feasting on these fruits, and a peacock dancing. This exquisite motif represents life, growth, and abundance styled in Madhubani.

A Perfect Date

I got this book “How to Draw Cartoons?” in May… It was very interesting trying to try various facial expressions with simple strokes. Poppy however claims she can draw better whereas I can only paint. When I put together and showed it to her, she went like “girl looks like you…” 😉 Any resemblance to living or dead is purely coincidental 😉 😛

I don’t know how to take a photo that shows fine lines well 😦

Crouching Dragon

Touched my paint brush after a long time… A Chinese dragon with the letter “Fu” (good fortune) and the good luck symbol infinity. It was on handmade paper with fabric colors.