Art Easel: Romance of the Monsoons

Water color on paper by P. Mohan Kumar
Water color on paper by P. Mohan Kumar, Price: Rs. 5,000/-

I received a brochure today inviting me to an art exhibition in my hometown Mangalore. The exhibition, currently on at the Orchid Art Gallery is all about the monsoons, and is aptly titled ‘Romance of the Monsoon’. I presume the work was all done in the last few months, while the monsoon was at its peak in Mangalore. It is amazing how many different interpretations of the theme were brought out, especially since all the artists live in the same city.

It was also quite encouraging to see my favorite artist Jeevan’s paintings. I like his style, and I am always interested in his work. I suppose that has something to do with the fact that I am the proud owner of a rather impressive oil canvas done by him.

Monsoon artwork by Jeevan AS Monsoon festival painting by Jeevan AS

Here are some of my other favorites from the catalog.

Romance of the rain gods painting by Wilson J.P Monsoon festival painting by Rajendra Kedige

This one is done by an old school mate of mine, Sapna Noronha. It brings out the natural beauty of Mangalore in the monsoons pretty well.

Alone in the monsoon painting by Sapna Noronha

The ‘Monsoon moment’ is my hands down favorite from the catalog. It will look great in any living room.

The 'monsoon moment' painting by Kandan GK

Check out this abstract by artist Vasant Rao.

The monsoon festival painting by Vasant Rao

And finally, here’s another one from Sapna Noronha. If I’m not mistaken it depicts The Jog Falls, a popular tourist destination in the South of India.

The Jog Falls painting by Sapna Noronha

If you would like to purchase any of these paintings, I would be pleased to put you in touch with the owner of the gallery.


One Comment

  1. Beautiful paintings from your home town. I have been looking at your blog from some days now, and I think you guys are doing a good job.

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