Thursday, 26 September 2013

The old walls: Part 1

A sudden and unplanned trip to Hampi was something that I will cherish forever. It was a desperate attempt to go somewhere with friends and Hampi happened because we couldn't manage any other place due to last moment planning. And trust me, it was worth, Hampi happening to me. Right from my first step to this small place that served as the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, every part of this place have made me fall in love with it. Each piece of ruin stands for the grandeur and rich culture of the glorious empire that ruled India for more than 3 centuries. A mesmerized me, so overwhelmed with the trip and still admiring what my eyes could behold!

hued, Stone chariot, Hampi

The Stone Chariot inside Vittala Temple campus (Little blurred I know. This is what my phone camera could manage). 

Stone chariot painting, Hampi painting, hued, sanjukta

Stone chariot painting, Hampi painting, hued, sanjukta

Pencil on paper

Hope to share many more renditions of my wonderful trip to Hampi, soon!

Thursday, 27 June 2013

The hill top & a little pencil jamming!

The thought of getting up early in the morning scares me; but then, I decided to give it a try on one fine Sunday and joined an immensely talented group to a trip to the beautiful Nandi Hills in Bangalore. And trust me, it was worth the try. Missing those long hours of sleep on a lazy Sunday and instead, joining a group to a wonderful trip to the hill to capture the breathtaking views of nature in a canvas was not painful at all. Lot of mystery surrounds the name of the hill. Legend has it that Nandi Hills got its name from Yoga Nandeeshwara who had come here for mortification. Yoga Nandeeshwara also has a temple dedicated to him.

hued, Nandi Hills
Another very popular reason behind the name is the fact that the hill looks like a sleeping Nandi (bull), the vahana (which carries) of Lord Shiva. The place is equally interesting, just like the myriad legends behind its name. And we went there to enjoy nature and do some sketching. Believe it, what spectacular show of Mother Nature it was! The sun and rain playing hide & seek and the lush green meadows dancing with the wind!And those old walls of Nandidurga (fort) built by Tipu Sultan that served him as a summer home during the Ganga period completed the picture...Lovely it was!

hued, Nandi Hills

hued, Nandi Hills

Finally, I managed to divert my mind from the surrounding and pay some attention to my artbook...It's blank pages were looking at me for long while my heart was busy cherishing every bit of the view :P

hued, sanjukta


Thursday, 13 June 2013

The new painting

Yes, it's been a little late that I am posting and the reason being it took me some time to finish this painting. And then, there is whole lot of other works to do, especially when you stay away from the comfort of your home.

Sometime back, somebody send me a link of his blog that featured some interesting posts about Indian heritage and culture and this is where I first came to know about Shri Yamunaji. It is said that Shri Yamunaji is the Queen consort to Lord Krishna.

Yamunaji, hued

After reading the entire story about the origin of Yamunaji and saw the lots of pictures as well, I got so attracted to this interesting character that I finally decided to paint her. Read how interesting is the story behind the origin of one of the greatest rivers, Yamuna
And here it rendition.

Yamunaji, hued

Yamunaji, hued
Hope its a proper justice done. Feel free to write your reviews...

Stay blessed!

Monday, 22 April 2013


My paintbrushes got a new home!!!

This abandoned box made its way to my home and I thought why not give it some occupants. My paintbrushes were getting dirty on table and so, I was looking for a bigger home for them...until I found this!

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But, isn't it looking too boring??? My paintbrushes deserve a colorful home underwent a renovation :) This is the second time I have tried paints on other medium, the earlier being the gift for a friend...


The box features the typical Indian auto which every Indian, I guess, must have traveled by in their  lifetime. This avatar of Indian autos in green and yellow have always fascinated it is, adorning the side walls of the box! Hope, my paintbrushes are happy with their new 'hued' home!!

Monday, 18 March 2013

Neighborhood Art Festival

I am a little late on posting about the Neighborhood Art was from 7th to 10th March. And it was WOW!!! Being the first time for me to attend such wonderful art festivals, that too, not in any art galleries, but on the streets! Organised by Kitsch Mandi, these people had done a wonderful job...

Sharing with you all, some amazing photos from the art festival that took place in various neighborhoods of  Bangalore.

Live caricatures, display of beautiful artworks and some wonderful soul-touching music made the weekend, a fun-filled one! Hope you too had a great weekend too!Check out for more photos here

Wish you love and happiness!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

In Top 3

Yes, I am a happy girl!!!

My poster made through Top 3 entries in the Catapooolt Cinema ka Century Poster Design Contest! Catapooolt called for innovative poster designs to celebrate 'My 100 Years of Indian Cinema' and asked for  artists and creators to send in their unique posters celebrating Indian Cinema's 100 years. And my poster entry has been placed in the Top 3!!!

Pather Panchali poster painting, Pather Panchali poster, Sanjukta paintings

My poster entry celebrates the 'Father of Indian Cinema'- Satyajit Ray and his iconic film, 'Pather Panchali'.   The other two top entries are equally amazing and my two most favorites from the entire list of entries...

'Swades' by Jobin Mathew

'Cinema and New Avatar' by Tanushree Daga

You can see all the Top 12 entries that will make to a collector's calendar to be distributed to leading industry names, at Catapooolt's Fb page

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Shubh Labh

Shubh Labh (Shubh means goodness and Labh means benefit), the most common symbol used at the entrance of houses in India, stands for good luck,wealth and fame.

My share of 'goodness' and 'benefit'.

Shubh Labh, Lakshmi Ganesh painting
The 'Swastik' also stands for auspiciousness and comes from the words 'Su' meaning good and 'Asati' meaning to exist.

Shubh Labh, Lakshmi painting

Shubh Labh, Ganesh painting
Shubh Labh is written in the Devanagari script and are believed to be names of the sons of Lord Ganesha. The two lines on either side of the 'swastik' are said to be 'Riddhi' and 'Siddhi', two wives of the Lord.   

Shubh Labh, Lakshmi Ganesh painting
Acrylic on Brustro 200 gsm watercolor paper

Here's wishing you all happiness and goodness with my piece of 'Shubh Labh'. Stay blessed!  

Sunday, 20 January 2013

A piece of love

It is actually a difficult time when you have to choose a wedding gift for your dear friend and you end up spending several days and plenty of frantic researches, just to find the right 'piece of love'. I did it too! One of my closest friend got married to the love of his life and I too spent hours and hours, thinking what to gift him. I wanted not just 'a gift'; I wanted 'A GIFT' that will be my piece of love for them...And then, probably 5 months (oops!!!) after they got married, I sent them 'a piece of love'.

Decorated lamp

Decorated lamp

This is my piece of love for my friend on the best moment of his life...

Decorated lamp

Decorated Lamp

Really happy to see my little piece of love finding a place in their beautiful home in Pune. And more happy to know that they really liked it!

Thank you Nilan and Pooja. May you be blessed with all the happiness in the world!
Love u two...