Feb 22, 2013


Tanush by Linisha

Tanush, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
..and a small note for a day in the far future.. to remind us of how he was this day.. :) :)

Feb 21, 2013


Snowman by Linisha

Snowman, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
One of those sad journal entries.. It can't be sunshine always!!

Feb 18, 2013

From window

From window by Linisha

From window, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
The view right in front of our apartment. This is across the road.. the busy road that I am now scared to cross - now that I would have an accessory or two always with me, in the form of my kids!

Feb 15, 2013


Sooryansh by Linisha

Sooryansh, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
.. asleep in his swing.. That was a few months ago.. Now he won't doze off in it!

Feb 14, 2013

Feb 13, 2013

Feb 12, 2013

Backlight testing

Backlight testing again

Backlight testing again, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
Something about the light from outside interests me a lot! It always seems to challenge me to see if I can paint it..

This is a scene from the sitting room at my uncle, Sridhar Mama's house.. The interiors are decorated well with pretty, ethnic Indian pieces, yet when you look to marvel at them by day, the light from outside just screams for attention of its own..

I just obliged and painted it all!!!

Feb 8, 2013

Baby brother napping

Baby brother napping by Linisha

Baby brother napping, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
Sooryansh came to drop Tanush to his bus stop.. Tucked in the cozy kangaroo pouch, he loved looking at the huge traffic whizzing past on the big road.

Big brother was mighty excited that his baby brother was coming all the way to drop him.. He insisted that Sooryansh watches him when he alights the bus. He boarded the bus and said 'Bye' to Sooryansh - he doesn't really care to look back and say bye to me!

On his way back Sooryansh dozed off and remained asleep till I could get home, draw him looking down, and finish a couple of chores.. I should do this more often I guess..

Feb 7, 2013

The view outside

The view outside by Linisha

The view outside, a photo by Linisha on Flickr.
I painted this small scene as a view from inside my uncle, Sridhar Mama's car. We were listening to the cassette that my grandpa had recorded with our voices when we were very young! Sridhar Mama still owns that treasure, and he was sharing those memories by playing the cassette in his car stereo!

The streets lit with incandescent streetlamps, it seemed like the cool green trees next to my mom's house wore a more warm black-green that day.
Sridhar Mama keeps pink lotuses on the dashboard of his car. They too lost their cool colors giving way to a more sepia appearance.

Interestingly, the steering wheel still held a cool feel to it - thanks to internal light! No, there were no lights lit inside the car - just the light from inside reflected by the silver interior colors..

The painting is actually a small part of a journal page. I was quite unprepared for how I should handle the subject. I didn't want to put in time to plan it either - so short of time I was... But, here's the journal page (minus the notes that I put in later - much later!!)

The view outside - full page