Red Earth

Red Earth

Red Earth
18 x 26 cms, Oil on oil paper,

It is September and the occasional cloud cover and spell of rain is that of retreating monsoon in western India. Khed-Shivapur is an area in the far outskirts of Pune and so still has vast farms growing rice, vegetables and flowers.

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Retreating monsoon

Retreating monsoon

Retreating monsoon
18 x 26 cm, Oil on oil paper

It is September and the occasional cloud cover and spell of rain is that of retreating monsoon in western India. Khed-Shivapur is an area in the far outskirts of Pune and this is a studio painting based on an oil sketch done in that area, on location or ‘en plein air’.

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By the river

“By the river”

6″ x 8″, Oil on board

This is the back water of the Bhatghar dam. It was a bright December afternoon. The trees were casting long shadows on the greens of the bank. The breeze was pleasant and refreshing, a welcome break from the busy and not-so-clean city environment.