June 25, 2018

While back, I witnessed this quiet sunset, partially covered with clouds with subtle colors against some dark shadows of the mountains.  It was a very moody sunset and I very much enjoyed it.

Here is my interpretation of that moment put on the paper. I did thi...

January 11, 2018

I usually don't paint flowers, in fact I never painted them before. 

But this image of rose bushes on the side of the truck stop has been lingering in my mind for sometime now.

So here it is, new year, new challenges.

December 30, 2017

I've been enjoying colors emerging from crisp winter morning.  

September 14, 2017

 I have been experiencing this feeling that I can't quite explain. I'm not quite sure when or how it started but its definitely there, may be related to recent natural disasters?  I figure I might as well put it on the canvas.  During the process, I did feel the strong...

July 29, 2017

  Gloomy cool morning by the coast, quiet and very moody.  Here is what happened when I interpreted that feeling on the paper.

July 19, 2017

 I was watching the sunrise the other morning.  It was very beautiful sunrise.  Then I was drawn towards the image reflected on the pool.  I was intrigued by the distortion of shapes and lines from the breeze. 

I enjoyed making this painting, purpose...

July 7, 2017

 I spent a week in Wyoming digging fossil, camping and enjoying the nature. Cool breeze, greens and wide open sky, very different from the southwest where I live. I especially enjoyed the time spent by the Hams Fork River. In this painting, I try to capture the texture...

June 17, 2017

Monsoon season has officially begun! This time of the year, I get inspired by the movements, color and texture that nature creates.

June 11, 2017

I've been getting up early lately, observing the Catalina mountains transform by the minutes. I got my hands dirty working on this painting.  I like the feel of the paint and paper on my finger tips.

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