IIT KGP En Plein Air Diary – Epilogue






Epilogue 27 April, 2018 I saw a dream. And in just over a year’s time it has come to be fulfilled. I thought on this day I’ll be the happiest person on earth. But today I don’t really feel happy or thrilled. On the contrary for some unknown reasons I feel heaviness engulfing in my heart. Also read the Prologue , Chapter I , Chapter II, Chapter III, Chapter IV,  Chapter V, Chapter VI and Chapter VII of IITKGPEPA Diary! After the shoot of the film ended on a high, the journey of IITKGPEPA project went on a downward spiral until last month. The first editor … Continue reading “IIT KGP En Plein Air Diary – Epilogue”

A Sketching Trip to Beautiful and Resplendent Mayurbhanj






Shimilipal tiger reserve in Mayurbhanj district of north Odisha had been in my bucket list for quiet a long time. But somehow luck had never been on my side and I could never make a pilgrimage to the tiger temple of Odisha. But then I had my ‘Oh Yes Finally’ moment in November this year. And it was not just a trip to Shimilpal. It was a sketching trip to the tribal hinterlands of northern Odisha. I was going to be painting in Mayurbhanj en plein air. And the icing on cake was that I made this trip with a … Continue reading “A Sketching Trip to Beautiful and Resplendent Mayurbhanj”

The Creative Process – Painting Outdoors






“Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.” -Cezanne The sparkling morning dew on the grass that’s still refreshingly damp to touch. The whispering wind that caresses, carrying on with it the faint whiff of wildflowers and the sounds of roosting birds. The rains that darken the sky, mist the horizon and tap a melody over rustling leaves. This is what the artist is faced with when painting en plein air – where all his senses of sight, smell, sound and touch are continuously engaged, where he is in direct contact with nature’s life force. … Continue reading “The Creative Process – Painting Outdoors”