Another colorful rendering by lala, done with sketch pens.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Welcome to the new blogger friends who have decided to follow this blog in last 3 weeks. As I am on vacation right now, I don't have access to Lala's new paintings.When I get back to India in June end, I will surely update this blog.Till then, happy painting!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Various figures drawn by black ink/paint...depicting people in action. Lady on the right looks like a happy bride; people on top are labourers lifting and carrying loads on their heads. ( this is a usual scene when there is any construction actvity going on) a mountain Yak with its owner in the left....
Saturday, April 25, 2009
A curious dialogue between the king's messenger and a courtesan.The guy is carrying a spear, which was usually carried by the messengers in anicient times...Courtesan with all her finery.
Same style...ink scribbled figures later washed with a bit of water color...
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
This painting depicts a sunset at the banks of river Yamuna .May be in Agra, as we can see the Taj Mahal in background....my assumption, only! Lala did not supply any information on this...this could be Delhi, too--as the river flows through the city and Delhi has many Mughal Era monuments similer to these burjs that we see in the background.
The lovely sunset and the boat are not limited to the geography ..so, go on, and enjoy....
Monday, April 20, 2009
This is a king's court.In Indian History we have a lot of kings and monarches with a thousand s of stories weaved around them. They pocessed a lot of wealth and were treated like Gods by their subjects. India was a called a "Golden Bird" before the invasions of outer world....People were very wealthy and gold was in overabundance....those were the days....
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Above are two typical village scenes in India where oxen are used to plough fields ...One can see a tubewell in the background ans some hills too.
In the second picture, two women are busy in their domestic chores.Although the practice of cleaning and crushing wheat grains to prepare ATTA ( Flour) for consumption is done by machines these days, in older times, a CHAKKI ( Grinding stone of a kind) was used for the purpose.In it, there were two heavy disks of stone attached to a wooden handle.The grain was put in between and the person would rotate the upper disk with the help of the handle.It was a labourious process! I am not sure if I am describing it the right way...(as all these things have hindi names and descriptions) But I can assure you that this task was not an easy one, as the stone were very, very heavy. I saw a Chakki myself and I couldn't even dare to attempt moving it! I will try to get a picture of it sometime:>) But the women of our villages were quite strong to manage it so easily.They still are.