Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Charcoal sketching of a sparrow on toned paper by Manju Panchal

Portrait of a sparrow

Created the sketch of this beautiful elegant bird,
using charcoal pencil and white pastel
pencil on Canson paper.


A charcoal and white pastel pencil sketch of a sparrow on canson paper by Manju Panchal

Hanging on
Charcoal and white pastel pencil sketching on toned paper
Size 6" X 8"

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Flamenco Frenzy

Watercolors on handmade paper. Dance is my favourite theme!
An Artist at Bangalore

Friday, August 26, 2016

Portrait sketching of an old man by Manju Panchal


The portrait as below is of an old man, eyes dim with soft stillness,
 in his quiet moments, immersed deeply in 
fragrant memories.

I created this sketch on a hand made paper
using charcoal pencil and 
white pastel pencil.

Charcoal and white pastel pencil portrait sketching of an old man by Manju Panchal

In quiet moments
Charcoal and white pastel sketching on hand made paper
Size 6"X 7.5"

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

A seashore at Bamboo island - Soft pastel painting by Manju Panchal


The soft pastel painting below is of a scene from Bamboo island
 which we visited recently on our Phi Phi Leh ( Thailand ) tour.

The white sandy beaches and the crystal clear waters
 are absolutely amazing and the place is nothing
 short of a paradise.


The light and the shadow
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 6.5" X 8"

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Adonia - Oil on Ceramic


Oil on Ceramic
Kasturi Borkotoki
www.kasturiscanvas.blogspot.com


  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

steady!!

steady!!
water color on paper 10"x14"
pic courtesy: VSN Framezz
available
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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Kerala Boat!!

Kerala Boat!!
commisioned work
water color on paper 10"x14"

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gulfoss waterfall ( Iceland ) By Manju Panchal


The soft pastel painting of the waterfall as below has

Through this artwork I have tried to capture the flow of the water,
the enormous energy, the rhythm, the spray and the mist.



The Flow
Soft Pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper

Size 6.5" X 8.5"

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Soft pastel painting of Dhankar Monastery ( Himachal Pradesh ) By Manju Panchal


Dhankar Monastery is situated at an elevation of 3890 mts
between Tabo and Kaza, in Spiti Valley ( Himachal Pradesh ).

The place is heavenly and has some of the most
spectacular views around. I painted
this scene in soft pastel medium.


original soft pastel painting of Dhankar Monastery on Canson Mi Teintes paper, By Manju Panchal

Dhankar Monastery
Soft Pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper.
Size 6" X 8"

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

kerala elephant

water color on paper 10"x14"
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mughal style miniature painting of a man and woman on an elephant. Gouache on Wood!


This gouache painting was done on wood. Its now on sale at the etsy shop

It's 10in X 10in X 2In. Perfect for any room. 


Here is a close up of the painting.

It was also showing at the Torpedo Factory for a month in Alexandria, VA.
This painting was inspired by our trip to Udaipur in Rajasthan. I was inspired to create miniature style painting with the elements of the city I live in Alexandria. In the background you can see the


Hope you like it!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Phi Phi Leh - A paradise on Earth. Soft Pastel painting by Manju Panchal


The soft pastel painting as below is created with
reference to my photograph taken during my
recent visit to Phuket and Phi Phi islands. ( Thailand )

Phi Phi Leh has some amazing vertical limestone cliffs
and beautiful crystal clear waters and beaches.


A Soft pastel painting of a scene from Phi Phi Leh ( Thailand ) BY Manju Panchal

The Approach to Phi Phi Leh
Soft Pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 6"X 8"

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Wandering in Gokarna

OM Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, Watercolor on fabriano paper
OM Beach, Gokarna, Karnataka, Watercolor on fabriano paper
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thumbnail sketches/ studyworks by Manju Panchal


Inspired by the beauty of nature I am into painting 
landscapes in different mediums. Before beginning with 
the painting I normally create small study sketches 

These quick study works are sized 4" X 5" and they help me gauge 
the final outcome. It also helps in experimenting and exploring 
different techniques. Moreover since I do not get into doing 
details at this stage the time spent on each of them varies 
from ten to twenty minutes each.

Given below are my different thumbnail or preliminary sketches 
created using graphite, water colour and soft pastel medium.


Study works created to understand the use of Camlin
water soluble graphite sticks.


Thumbnails sketches created using water colour medium.


Thumbnails sketches created on Canson Mi Teintes paper 
using soft pastel medium.



Study works created to understand the use of
Cretacolour 9B water soluble graphite pencil.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Charcoal sketching of a Portrait by Manju Panchal


Charcoal Portrait of a young girl from Kutch, with a beautiful
captivating smile.Created on Canson c a grain paper 
which has a slightly textured surface. It is an 
acid free paper and works great for both
 graphite and charcoal works.

Charcoal sketching of a portrait of a young girl from Kutch, India, By indian artist Manju Panchal

A smile
Charcoal sketching on Canson ca grain paper
Size 7.5" X 10"

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

desi fruit pickle seller, St Philomena's church, Mysore

desi fruit pickle seller, St Philomena's church mysore
Watercolor on 270gsm Handmade Paper
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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Chamundi hills, Mysore, India

Watercolor on 270 gsm Handmade paper
Painted from photo reference taken during visit to Mysore The heritage city on last Sunday.
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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Expressions...




Few experiments with expressions and watercolors...
Hope you like them, looking forward for your comments.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal


Created this soft pastel painting from an early
morning scene at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Tried to capture the light that perforates through 
the foliage, creating that magic
in NATURE.

Soft pastel painting of a landscape by Manju Panchal

Solitude
Soft pastel painting on Canson Mi Teintes paper
Size 6" X  9"

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Boats on the shore



Boats on the shore.
Watercolor on cold pressed paper, 200gsm, A3
Painted from image reference taken during visit to gokarna, the most peaceful place i ever been.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Charcoal sketching of trees on Canson paper. By Manju Panchal



The images below are of two different trees as seen at 
Karnala Bird Sanctuary and the sketches have been
created on Canson Mi Teintes paper
using Camel charcoal pencil
and Conte a paris white pastel pencil.

The early morning sunlight that filters through the dense foliage
and branches creates beautiful patterns on the tree trunks. 
I do these study works from time to time
to get a better understanding
 of "TREE ANATOMY"

original charcoal sketching of a tree by Manju Panchal

Size 5" X 7"

charcoal and white pastel pencil sketching of a tree by Manju Panchal

Size 5" X  7"

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