Flower Lady on The Street

IMG_5045 When I work my brushes to strokes, I want to create a statement. I painted this flower lady whom I saw by a street in Old Havana and she left a lasting impression. She looked relaxed piping her Cigar. I wanted to capture her traditional dress she wore- yellow silken long dress with a blue head gear. She seemed happy talking to passers by and carried a basket full of flowers and a musical instrument. What a charm she had !!. Painted in watercolours (Winsor and Newton pigments on Arches paper (100 % cotton). Size – 11×6.5 inch. Please leave a comment if you like 🙂 will be appreciated !! Thanks for stopping by my blog, follow me 🙂 


Waiting Flower Girl


In Havana, a pretty flower girl was seen in her traditional dress, waiting for customers and tourists who would be willing to pay her some money for a picture they took. She stood waiting at the center of square in Havana. What a lovely long dress she wore bright red in colour that would draw anyone’s attention. A head gear that completed the attire and held a flower basket on one arm and a Spanish fan on the other side to beat the scorching heat.

Painted the “Wating Flower girl’ in watercolous- Winsor and Newton pigments on Arches paper (100 % cotton). Size – 8×11 inch.

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‘A Cuban’


Saw an aged Cuban sitting on the stairs of an old building in Havana. His simple living was reflected in his personality. He was too cool to get photographed. I knew then, I would like to paint him when I am back home. He did not mind getting clicked couple of times. Showing he was easy being photographed by tourists. 

Painted in Watercolours (Winsor and Newton pigments) on Arches paper (100 % Cotton), Size- 8×11.

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Havana Street

Havana Street

One of the best things in old Havana are the streets with colourful buildings and its Classic cars that people like to flash around. These have been in the country before 1950’s and can be seen in flashy colours. My todays painting was in acrylics- ‘Havana Street’ size- 20 x 30 inch. My focus here was to capture the essence of my travel and the wonderful time I had in Havana. Also I wanted to create texture and bring the brightness in the canvas.

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Daily Painting 1- ‘Classic Blue’

Daily Painting 1- ‘Classic Blue’.


‘Classic Blue’


After all the travelling and vacations this summer, finally I am getting back to my studio to paint and spend more hours. Here I take the challenge of  daily painting. Ever since I came from Cuba I have been painting the cars in my mind. Cuba apart from known for its Cigars and white sands it is known for it colourful classic cars. I got to take tons of pictures that I can use for reference for my paintings and form great memories. Today I painted a classic car that I believe to be from early 1950’s or much before. A very attractive small four door car stood outside the Celicia restaurant in Havana. The car had a perfect backdrop of plants and wall of the restaurant with thatched roofs. I am glad I painted using high quality material -it  is painted on Arches watercolour paper (100% cotton) and Winsor and Newton watercolours. Size- 11×14 inch.