Hi there!

Absolutely nothing beats the joy of watching water colours play on paper from the touch of a brush in my hand. I have and always will enjoy painting even though it sometimes takes me ages to get into the momentum of painting. ‘Scribbles and Splashes’ is a blog that I once began when I wanted to let go of the pent-up urge to splash with water colours and share pictures and the behind-the-scenes thoughts with my family sitting kilometres away from me. Over the years, it has been dormant for months (nearing a year and sometimes even more such as when motherhood beckoned!) and then been active in fits and starts.

Mid-2013 is when I feel like looking into the mirror and declaring this as “The Moment” that this becomes the year of the revival and flourish of ‘Scribbles and Splashes’, the blog and its growth into a self-sufficient near-full-time engagement for me.

I thrive in art. Period. If I could, that’s all that I would do all day long. It seems like a distant dream right now, but this is where I start playing around with a wish and seeing how it takes shape. I’m splashing, I’m scribbling about it and I’m becoming “an artist”. From exactly right now.

October 16, 2008

The Lull Before The Storm

With this painting, I've rediscovered my muse - Detail.

One of my most fulfillig and satisfying paintings thus far, it's taken me time to paint this one,layer by layer. It amkes for a rare case of patience too, as I looked at it from a distance and began adding depth and colour with each such scan. It's been inspired from an art-book that I'd bought a while ago - sometimes all it takes to sit at the art-table is a cloudy memory of an image, blending with the restlessness of imagination. I'd never painted an animal before this (I've preferred to make their silhouettes against sunsets and the like, thus escaping the vigour required to capture the fur, the whiskers and the expressions!).

I particularly loved the flush of the red leaves that bring verve to this otherwise sombre scene. The creases in the cat's face, the paws, the tiny ears - each of them was a separate study in colour, density and exaggeration! I am thrilled with the result :D


  1. Picture perfect! Whispers of the undisturbed afternoon nap!Soothing effect of music!Appealing colour scheme...just the perfect colour-contrast!So realistic, that one can say...Hush !let the Pussy rest!

    This one has indeed surpassed all your previous masterpieces. Keep up the great work. Love, Mumma.

  2. Here's a big MEOW of thanks for your poetic encouragement, Mum!