Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The house of dreams

This quick painting is an interpretation of how I feel right now. No need for further explanation..

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I have not been finishing my paintings recently! I start them and then stop, then they go into the portfolios waiting to be brought out again! On top of working as a physician with long hours, this summer I have been busy with my rose garden..That's a little bouquet I collected few months ago...Also, I have Gabe and Jude to run after..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Machias Cow

This is from a picture taken 3 years ago in Down East Maine. It was a sunny summer day. Some grass was green, and some has turned into hay. I printed the photo in black and white so I could achieve good tonal values. I tried to be impulsive and creative with my color application.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lobster Fishermen

I discovered the town landing in Falmouth. I took some pictures of the boats and the lobstermen at work. I was attracted to the orange colors. I did several sketches and tried to arrange the 3 of them in an interesting composition. I used thick opaque colors, with an almost like oil paint consistency. It is a nice sketch. I hope I could get some time to do a good painting out of this.

Saturday, August 13, 2011


This another quick interpretation of the sheep at Bucks Harbor..The real painting is more colorful.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


This is from where I used to live in Down East Maine. This is right on the ocean at Bucks Harbor. It was very sunny that day. I tried to portray that using dark shadows. I tried to be a little abstract and free as far as the sheep go. The blue in the grass is from the shadow of the tree to the left.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sheep herder from Turkey

I haven't done any serious paintings over the past several months. However; I have done a few sketches and doodles..This is a watercolor sketch in preparation for a big painting..I did this loosely and quickly..I feel light and shadow values came out well. I enjoyed doing this.
Sorry, for not posting for so long!!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Eastport snow

This is another painting from one of my friend's photos (her blog is linked on the side). I am not sure why I paint those photos, may be I am nostalgic to that desolate part of the world.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

1 month without painting

Wow! It has been a month since I painted! A lot is happening in my life right now. The artist inside me is frustrated but at the same time helpless! He wants to get out of his prison and dive into the world of color and dreams. Unfortunately, reality is harsh right now, and the artist has to stay locked in. I miss him and he misses his freedom. Oh well, I hope he understands it is only temporary. I hope he doesn't wither away and disappear!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Jude Alexander

This is my son Jude. The painting started with carefully studied washes along the background, using viridian green and rose madder. Then I put a base wash over the carpet made of warmer colors, cadmium red and aureolin. The face started with rigid strokes with a small brush. After an hour of painting, I started feeling lethargic and hungry. I felt I was working and not having fun, so I took a large brush and started throwing colors fast, splashing reds and blues. The hands disappeared all of a sudden, but I didn't care as the focus needed to be on the face. I think having a good composition and color scheme eventually dominated the angry anxious brush strokes. At some point I wanted to throw the painting away. I took a break, ate some breakfast, then when I came back, I was surprised that I actually did a good painting. It does look like him too!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011


This is from a photo one my artist friends took from Eastport. There were some buildings in the background that I have eliminated. I wanted to convey a sense of cold and isolation. Still I wanted to have some color. I think I did a good job with this one.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another snow interpretation

This is the same house from last post, but I decided to create a whole new painting without limiting myself to the photo. Which one is better? Could you see the snow flakes?

Sunday, February 06, 2011

More snow paintings

These are 2 quick paintings 14X11. Each probably took about 30min to an hour. I am not sure if I would call them paintings or studies.

Sunday, January 30, 2011


This is from a picture a friend took. Painting from a picture is difficult. I decided to print the photo in black and white so I could have the freedom of expressing my colors. The house in the front is in shadow, while the garage thing in the back is in the direct sun. The fog in the back is blurring the horizon over the ocean. The photo I took of this painting is from my phone, not bad, but as usual the actual painting is much more colorful with rich blues.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Winter painting

This is from a picture I took from Mackworth Island which is across the ocean from where I work. I was surprised to see how many people were hiking that day. It was sunny, so it must have not been that cold, I guess. I think the technique is good, I am not sure if it appeals to anybody, but I could just hope.