Thursday, 10 December 2015
Monday, 23 November 2015
Sunday, 8 November 2015
Sunday, 1 November 2015
Title - "Auto in the city"
watercolour and pen on paper (size 6"x 4")
© 2015 Shubhankar Adhikari
Sharing a very recent artwork on city auto service. I have used here pen and watercolour. Auto sevices are one of the most inevitable part of the city life. Many commuters have to rely on this service because other services are not always available everytime.
Thursday, 22 October 2015
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Painting on paper
Title - "Busy traffic at Dalhousie Square"
© Shubhankar Adhikari
This is another watercolour painting I have done recently. Dalhousie square is one of the busiest place in Kolkata. For numerous reasons I have to visit here occasionally. In this composition I have intentionally used the white while painting the bus and the zebra crossing.
Thursday, 1 October 2015
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
10 tips are as follows :
1. Don't allow your paint to dry out on your paint brushes.
2. As soon as your work is over you should clean your brushes properly. Don't procrastinate in this regard.
3. Never keep your brushes vertically in water or solvent.
4. Always purchase best quality brushes if affordable.
5. While painting use porcelain brush holder or other brush holders to prevent your brushes from damage.
6. Never ever rest your brushes bristle down , it can prove fatal .
7. You can use your crusty and frayed brushes for alternative purposes ,so don't throw them away.
8. Always reshape your brushes immediately after cleaning. This exercise will keep your brushes in order to perform their highest potential.
9. Don't pull on the bristle while cleaning the brushes. Never allow the pigment to come on the ferrule while painting.
10. Always use best quality brush storage system like holders ,zip up case,folding wallets,wooden or metal cases to prevent your precious brushes from damaging.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Watercolour paintings on paper (11" x 7")
© Shubhankar Adhikari 2015
Recently visited Agarpara's famous Giribala Temple beside the holy river Ganges.When I was entering the temple through Elias road , I noticed this beautiful Shiva Temple standing beside the road .I planned immediately that I should paint it.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Watercolour art on paper (11" x 7.5")
Title- Kolkata suburbs - Agarpara - North Station Road,
© Shubhankar Adhikari
Happy to share a recent work on Kolkata Suburbs. Presently working on Kolkata and its surroundings. Here I have painted Agarpara's North station road ( near Madhyapally ). This is one of the busiest road in Agarpara. This road linked the Agarpara Station with B.T.Road. North Station Road is the life-line of Agarpara. Many beautiful multi-storied buildings have been constructed recently by demolishing the old ones. Agarpara is well linked with Sodepur, Belghoria, Kamarhati, Panihati, Dunlop, Barrackpore, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Shyambazar,Sealdah,Dumdum and other parts of Kolkata by frequent bus and train services. Holy river Ganges is flowing beside the Agarpara town. Agarpara's Giribala Temple complex is one of my favourite place for doing some open air sketching,drawing and painting and enjoy the mesmerising view of Ganges.
Monday, 22 June 2015
Visited Ganges near Giribala Temple Ghat , Agarpara ,Elias Road ,Kolkata to gather some creative inspiration
Last friday morning I visited Giribala Temple and also the adjacent ghat at Agarpara ,Elias road, Kolkata. I was mesmerized by the view of river Ganga (Hooghly) here. The place was very quiet . Some people were sitting on the steps of the ghat. A boat is also visible here. I have gathered many creative ideas from here. Later I will convert those ideas into paintings. Already I have completed two works .I will post them afterwards.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
Friday, 29 May 2015
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
Busy creating some new compositions based on different Indian Ragas. Here in this image you can see my sitar is waiting to be played by me in my music room. My music room is one of my favourite place ,where I used to keep myself busy practicing sitar for hours. It helps me to give better performance in the concerts.
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Sunday, 3 May 2015
watercolour and pen on paper (11" x 7.5")
© Shubhankar Adhikari
Title - Unforgettable Jalpaiguri
This is a work on which I have used only pen and watercolour. I made the initial sketch with pen then applied watercolour step by step. Old building with different architectural flavour always evokes me to paint and draw. I noticed this beautiful building while travelling beside the river karala. I turned nostalgic immediately. I have a plan to visit Jalpaiguri again to collect some fresh inspiraton from nature.
Monday, 20 April 2015
watercolour & pen on paper
After coming back from Dhamakhali trip I was so inspired that I could't resist myself from creating more artworks. This is a scene which caught my attention when I was just passing by a village near Dhamakhali area. The place was surrounded by greens,wetlands and endless beauty. The rural people were engaged in their day to day activities , fishermen were busy with their fresh catches. The day was partly cloudy so you can see some patches of clouds in this composition.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Dhamakhali Ferry Ghat
Riverside view - Dhamakhali
Visited Dhamakhali to enhance my creative inspiration from nature. The tour was a majestic one.Our bus took 4 hours from Kolkata to reach Dhamakhali. I walked for an hour beside the riverside.Cool breeze was flowing then. Many boats were passing beside.Other side of the river is Sandeshkhali. I made some speed sketches while sitting beside the river. Two to three hotels were available for night staying but I preferred to return Kolkata on that day. The tour was really memorable. I will share more images and paintings in future.