Radhai & Krishnan (Garden)

Radhai & Krishnan





Atlast I finish off coloring the skin with oil colors. Light pinkish texture for both. I didnt give the Krishna’s usual dark Blue color as he is an avatar of Lord Kannan. I just wanted Krishna to be a lover of Radhai and an ordinary human being.

The enlightened circle is painted with 3D Glitter Silver color.

Now I have to paste an big foil of aluminium on the back side of the glass, where the whole paints are lying.

Then for framing. This time I am not going for Golden frame as it is a regular for the Deity Paintings. My son, whom I want to present this painting, wants an wooden finish of frame.

Next week I’ll post this lovely romantic painting with the frame. Because the frame man will take his own time like I did. 🙂




Abstract – Woman

Oil on Canvas

An Abstract

Titled ‘Transition



Transition is the word that depicts the mix of both the Tradition & Modern.

The traditional side of the woman in the painting had the saree as hood and emerges out of the structural frames. The modern part, the other side pushes the frame out behind.

This painting on canvas using oil colors is simply framed in traditional wooden color.

Size of the Painting : 45 x 60 cm

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African art

African Art


                              I always interested in the african  form of drawing and coloring them. Their structure and their style of living is remarkable one in my point of view.

I already did one in glass.



                        This time I decided to put it in canvas board. Have a board in the size  of 19 x 29 inch (50 x 75 cm). I sketched out the figures on the board.




                                Now started painting the background color with oil paints, such as, raw sienna, burnt umber, yellow, light red, cobalt blue, prussian blue, green, flake white…..with linseed oil. no turpentine is used as it is slightly allergic to me.  And kindly excuse me as i hadnt remember of taking a click after this work.

                           Then started coloring the figurines’ body color with black acrylic color, as it dries fast (my patience is drying out) and acrylic makes the painting look bright. Working on the costumes is the most difficult part that comes on my way.

                                   I usually paint with bright colors as I was exposed to glass paintings that require bright colors and shiny ones  that makes a dazzling painting. I think thats my part of strength and weakness that i cant blend oil colors to its faintest form. ok…we can leave it….

                                   Now I went on to choose the design for the dress and go on research in net….and got a few….Then coloring for that design become the tedious part in this painting. You can notice africans wearing contrary colors in their costumes, but more or less they appear to compliment each other…So I decided to go on that line….

                              For the third figurine, I ravage thru the colors and first I painted with green and pearl lilac border and then I changed it to yellow with red bars that matches her upperwear.

                               Then what else? The ornaments that match their costume. Put some hip wears also as the black color in the hip is more prominently looks bare.


                       At last finished…..but i have to sign myself on this art work. I signed at the right corner of the painting as ‘ahil’ (it sounds good!!)…..


Glass Painting – A Real Fairy-Tale

Urvashi and Pururavas

This painting on glass shows the split up of King Pururavas and the

great celestial maiden at Indra’s court Urvashi.

This painting is the reproduction of Raja Ravi Varma’s work

on glass done by me.


(Heard of another similar story line went bet’n Ravi Varma and his lady love

Shhh… No Gossips Please…)

I did the painting using two glass pieces cut out in same size. The glasses must be thin, usually 1 mm thickness.

Take the picture.  Decide which portions of it comes on foreground and which one in the background.

Draw the outline of the parts of the design on the two glasses respectively.

Design on one glass

Design on another

Paint the colors over the glasses. Careful with the foreground coloring. Whatever in the design alone can be colored.

Fort, sky and clouds are colored.

Urvashi, Pururavas and front balcony colored.

Let it dry. I used oil colors ’cause it shows the shaded and contours well. It took some time , mostly three  or four days to touch-dry. Use hair dryer to dry it on two days.

Place the glasses one over other. It clearly shows front and backdrop of the picture. Now go for frame.

Urvashi and Pururavas - Not a Fairy Tale

Sure… Not a Fairy Tale at all…

Understanding Abstracts

Sometime before I thought the abstract art is nothing but simple. After I tried the art, I realized that it requires accurate mind setup, knowledge of defined and undefined figures and lines which prominently brings certain ideas foreground. If the viewer could catch up, what the artist wants to tell through his work then it’s a success.

Some artists brings the subject to the foreground of viewing and use  subtle colors. This type of art can be understand by most of the viewers. Some experiment dominant colors over the subject. In this type, viewers can be attracted towards the colors but not to the subject. The dominant colors in the abstract must not subtle the subject. In some abstracts subject fuses with the colors. Few viewers can interpret this art exactly.


The ideas and patterns for this art depends upon the artist’s view, his perceptions about the object, his inner feel, form and essence of his life. I am more inclined towards the geometrical figures and lines that my art reflects those.