Thursday, 11 December 2014

Gateway - Lalbag, Murshidabad

Watercolour sketch on paper (11" x 7")
© Shubhankar Adhikari

This is a fast sketch which I made  after coming back from Murshidabad tour. The tour was a majestic one. I will share more works with you in near future. Enjoying the winter in Bengal. 

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Naturescape - way to distant hills

Landscape on paper (11" x 7" )
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

" Happy Diwali " to all my followers,fans,friends,well wishers and students.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday, 4 August 2014

Indian Townscape - Simhachalam, Andhra Pradesh

© Shubhankar Adhikari 
watercolour painting on paper

This is another painting from my "Townscape" series. Simhachalam a small beautiful town in Andhra Pradesh .Simhachalam is surrounded by hills. I really  liked the cityscape.
In this work I drew the whole composition with a ball point pen and then applied the watercolour paints.

Monday, 28 July 2014

North Bengal Recalls - watercolour art

© Shubhankar  Adhikari
Title - Living with woods
watercolour painting on paper 

North Bengal is one of my favourite destination in India. I was always attracted by the natural beauty of North Bengal. I love to visit North Bengal again and again for the following attractions :-
  • Blue Hills and Mountains
  • Evergreen Forests
  • Free flowing Rivers, rivulets and rills 
  • Tea Gardens
  • Wooden houses and Bungalows
  • Jungle safari
  • Hill roads
  • Climate
  • Nice Friendly People
  • Toy Train ride
  • Hill Towns
  • Dooars ( conglomeration of dense forest,wild rivers,wild animals etc.)
  • Bird watching
  • Hill top markets and lakes
  • Teesta river
  • Jalpaiguri town
  • Wild life sanctuaries
  • Hill-top Village lives
  • Hill markets
  • Adventure.............................& lots more

Monday, 21 July 2014

Townscape - recalling the Dutch memories in Chinsurah, Hooghly,West Bengal

Watercolour Painting on paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

On the way to Bandel Church from Hooghly Imambara, I noticed this beautiful old structure.  Instantly I took some snaps . Afterwards I completed this work in my studio. 
Chinsurah is a Historical Dutch Colonial town, so lots of Dutch memories are still prevailing in  the city, specially beside the bank of river Ganges.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Still Life Painting

© Shubhankar  Adhikari
watercolour painting on handmade paper( 14" x 11" )

Doing lots of still life work these days. As the monsoon is preventing me doing open air works. 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Kolkata City Life - Busy Traffic at Gariahat Crossing


Watercolour painting on paper 
© Shubhankar Adhikari

Kolkata's Gariahat Crossing is one my favourite  hang around zone in the city. I always get some new motivations for my creative journey while visiting  in and around Gariahat. Here in this work I have used a ball point to draw the whole composition. Afterwards I have applied watercolours . As the paper is not a handmade paper so I have to remain careful while applying the colours on this paper. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A Cityscape in watercolour

Watercolour cityscape on paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

Completed this work last week. Happy to share this work with you all. Thanks to God. Hot summer is replaced by Monsoon. Now most of the time the sky remains overcast with clouds. Rainfall was not satisfactory last month. Hope more rain will occur in the month of July and August. 

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Rural India - a village scene

Watercolour painting on paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari 

Sharing another recent  painting from " Rural India series ". You can see that the village people are busy with their daily activities.The presence of strong light has made the painting very vibrant. This is a scene of a village in Howrah district ,West Bengal.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Kolkata City Tram - heading towards Tollygunge

Painting on paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

We all know that Kolkata is the only city in India where trams are still running actively. Here I have painted a Tollygunge bound tram crossing the ever green Esplanade (Maidan) area of Kolkata. This place is really beautiful for open air painting. Anyone can view the vast green surroundings sitting leisurely. Trams are very frequent in this route.

I like trams very much because they are environment friendly and comfortable. I think trams should be introduced in other cities of India also. Pollution is a big problem these days. So to protect our earth from pollution we should use more electric transport system.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Rural Bengal - a village scene

Watercolour and pen on paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

Just finished this work. Happy to share with you all. This is a typical scene of rural Bengal . The river Rupnarayan is flowing beside the village.The atmosphere is calm and cool. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

City Temple Sketch

© Shubhankar Adhikari
watercolour and pen on paper

Found this beautiful temple in the city of destiny (i.e, Visakhapatnam). Liked the design and architecture. Sketched it with the help of pen and watercolour . Happy to share with you all ...........Have a nice weekend ............:)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Chennai bound Super-fast express train leaving Visakhapatnam

Watercolour Painting on cartridge paper
© Shubhankar  Adhikari 

Train is always my favourite subject. I always do some fast sketching while waiting for the trains at the station. I love to watch the trains entering and leaving the station and also like to watch the different movements of the passengers,visitors and porters . 

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Boats on Yarada Beach,Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Watercolour Painting on handmade paper (14" x 11")
©  Shubhankar Adhikari

Recenly I visted Visakhapatnam and Araku Valley for an art related project. The tour was unforgettable. Visakhapatnam is really a wonderful city. A perfect place for creative persons who love to enjoy the beauty of nature . Here I had visited Shimhachalam hill, Bheemlipatnam, Rushikonda, Ross Hill.Kailasgiri,VUDA Park,R.K.Beach,Yarada Beach ,Araku Valley and lots of other beautiful places in and around Vizag. 

I have gathered lots of experience from these places and unfolding those memories one by one through my paintings . Next time when I will visit Bangalore, Mangalore, Chennai, Ooty, Munnar,Hyderabad, I will visit Visakhapatnam again. The Vizag city  is really beautiful . People are very humble,helpful and friendly .

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A village scene from my sketch book

© Shubhankar  Adhikari

Recently came back from Visakhapatnam. Now very busy with new projects. My Vizag tour was unforgettable. The city is really suitable for open air painting. My own creative tank is fully loaded with lots of fresh thoughts. I will unfold one by one in the long run. So just stay tuned .........

Monday, 20 January 2014

Landscape - Distant Hills

Landscape painting (7" x 11")
Title - Distant Hills
© Shubhankar  Adhikari

After coming back from  Bolpur - Shantiniken tour ,lots of creative sparks are happening in my mind. Completed this work last night. Happy to share my first post for year 2014.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Wishing you all a Happy & Prosperous New Year 2014

Wishing all my friends ,fans,followers,students and well wishers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014. Thanks for your continuous appreciation and support.


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