The Sculptures at the main fountain

Day #29/31 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Taking a break from nature and looking closely at man made stuff – the restored Italian Limestone sculptures at the main fountain gardens. I’ve sketched some of these when they were crumbling and patinad from years of use and had fallen silent. Some of them had stopped working and had been cordoned off for safety. Now they’ve been restored and look brand spanking new and are gurgling again. 

This one, the lion faced gurgler was always one of my favorites. Here it is in its new revived form.

Venice- View from the Gondolas!

Day 28/31: #WorldWatercolorMonth


A quick sketch in my moleskin while trying to stay in sync with the group whilst traveling.

Romancing the Taj!

Day 22/31: ‪#‎WorldWatercolorMonth‬. Also, the second day of Jean Haines Retreat in Winchfield, England.

A highly energized full day of painting with Jean! She is amazing – to watch her paint, to learn from and just plain be with! Learnt a lot, lots to learn, but had enormous fun, and met some incredible people!



Bathed in light – Sultan Ahmet Mosque (Blue Mosque)

Another photo taken from a rooftop cafe rendered in Watercolors.

Using turquoise and yellow from the #YInMnBlue series. The SultanAhmet Mosque is bathed in blue light at night, a wondrous sight in daylight or night!


Sun Drenched Hagia Sofia – Touch of #YInMnBlue

Day 13/31 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Another attempt at architectural sketching done from a photo I took at a rooftop cafe in Istanbul. The view was spectacular looking down at the Hagia Sophia as the sun lit up the building!


View From My Window – Longwood Gardens Conservatory

Day 12/31: #WorldWatercolorMonth  My first attempt at an architecture painting.


Done without any underlying sketch, with watercolor only. Need more practice, but it was a fun exercise, so definitely more to follow.

Done with a hint of #YInMnBlue