Joy of Colours



The front yard painted in watercolours

“The  moment I gazed at it

The joyous smile was created

Harmony  and symphony sprang

That was felt by my heart within

I knew I was jubilant”

Love 🙂


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Sunshine of hope


(Painting in watercolors, September 2015)

I am writing  here for a beautiful day for everyone. We have to lift our spirits every morning especially getting inspired by nature peeking through the window and looking at the beautiful sky and here I wanted to share from my journal:

The flattering sunshine

Invites to smile,

Carrying the joyous

Freshening soul,

Kissing the Hope

And brightening day. 

  Have a blessed Day !!


Raman   🙂


Inspiration that connects to your inner core of happiness

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Twining vines of grape brings in the structural magic of romance. For me the immediate inspiration to paint comes from the happiness that connects to the core rather than just random picking of brushes. From my daily 6 paintings, one of them I chose to paint a grape vine from picture that I took in Venice along the Grande Canal.

The beauty  of the green leaves, their shapes and bunch of grapes made it so attractive for me to paint. Somehow plants make me smile and I have been academically connected with them. It also reminded me of grape vines in my childhood home. How happy I would be seeing the vines climb the wooden supports and pluck grapes with my siblings and parents. There would be buckets full of harvest that would also be shared with friends and neighbors delightfully. While painting a subject most artists like to bring their own vision into it. So did I will painting.

It is fortunate when you can recognize the beauty for your strength and joy.

Get inspired and inspire others. Stay Joyful !

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Painting Nature Is A Vision For Inner Well Being

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Why do I paint nature ?

Painting nature is not simply talking about the surroundings around. For me it is more to do with my inner well being.  

When I look at nature in any form I feel a sense of completely immersed into it. There is feeling of inner peace and joy that settles into my equilibrium. I just want my brushes to capture that moment. There is an immense pleasure that can be reflected in freshness of  soul.  As an artist you are not allowing the worldly negative distractions to muddle you.

The inner joy translates into the vision that an artist can see. There is lot of other emotions attached to the painting. You want to create a balance of colors, elements, fine strokes on paper or canvas. As an artist, if I am not getting that vision it makes me redo my strokes until I create a balance that I want to gain my vision like a playful sea saw  in a  playground.

I want to celebrate life through painting. I believe happiness and your inner well being makes your sails go in the right direction, not only for yourself but also for people around you. You are focusing on the brighter side of life and discovering yourself.

I often think is painting my way of outlet of  expression of healing- my  moving into a completely different surroundings and changing my thriving career. So that there are never regrets and I can simply see the beauty around me that brings happiness. With each painting I can see myself growing. There is an immense gratitude that I want to express.

Through my thoughts, I hope you can sense and understand the importance of expression and inner well being through passion that cannot be detached.

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Obtaining positive energy through Art

Energy is anything which evokes a reaction within you. Anything that makes you feel good, keeps you happy, helps you to transit through hard times, keeps your spirits high and will be a factor contributing to being positive. Practicing being positive keeps you away from the negative spectrum of sadness, jealousy, low self esteem. One can obtain positive energy though meditation, creative writing, art, singing, getting closer to nature, focusing on gratitude and the gifts rendered in life to name some of the ways. 

When you constantly take in the positive energy from the surroundings it will be visible to the outer world through your actions everyday. Positive energy is not spiritual but something we are creating daily through our day to day actions. Realize the things that make you feel good. If nature makes you feel good, try getting outdoors and getting closer to flowers, waterfalls, mountains or water.

The first thing I do in the morning when I wake up is looking at the sky through my window and appreciating the changing colors, patterns of clouds as the sun rises and the vastness of horizons. And most importantly I find positive energy through art. Through which I can express the beauty and be positive


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The drive to paint and write !!

Talking about writing that goes well with my painting or a quote gives me a deep sense of satisfaction. On one of my vacations as I sat by a large window in Charlottesville, enjoying the beauty of woods I wrote and painted:


“Deep in the woods, with every thumped footstep.

The golden leaves rustled, breaking the natures silence.

Sun rays pierced through the trees and sparkled the fallen leaves.

The pine cones are joyous

That make me whistle and sing “

No matter where you are, at your home, in your studio or at vacation you see beauty in little things that drive you to compose and make more. Your ideas begin to bubble big. I put lot of my time in thinking especially when I am composing a little illustration to go with my quote or a poem I have written. There is abundance of joy and you devote your time into it. 



Believe In Your Work !!

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I am writing this post while I am on vacation. I am at total leisure – relaxing, enjoying food and nature around me. The best that I am like is, I can devote time reflecting and paint.

It was a truly humbling experience when Boston Pizza at a trendy location featured my art work at their December 9th- Mix and Mingle Night”. I believe each time we take out our work, apart from meeting many people, we also get to know what they think about your art.  There is always a possibility your work being sold or you are commissioned a work. People when appreciate art and buy original work , they understand they are not only buying a piece but also an artists hard work, part of soul and precious moments of someones joy :))


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Finished 2014 With a Happy Note by being Featured Artist by a business !!!



I am always smittened by the beauty of the lotuses. From my childhood memories I remember gazing at these with my siblings at a nursery and then dad had planted one in a home made pond, making the garden look serene. This has inspired me to paint many lotuses especially in medium oils. Each tells a story raising their beautiful faces above the stagnant waters.The above painting was painted many years ago when I had developed my own style in watercolous. Now that when i am towards creating more transparency through watercolours, I want to paint more lotuses in this media. I did not spare a moment two years ago when I had written the poem ‘The Lotus Pond’ and combine with my painting.

I cherish it 🙂 as I love synergizing my write ups with my paintings.

Let me know what you think when we can combine our thoughts with our paintings. Like it , leave a comment please 🙂   


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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