Sunday, June 1, 2014


Living away from family and home-town brings in many memories that we always cherish,
and after my last trip to my home I always wish I can go back to the place I belong to..

You always miss your home, no matter where-ever you are.
Indeed I live here with my husband and daughter, but I always miss my home, my home-town, the place where I am belong to..

My last trip home was special, and will always be. I enjoyed my most of the time with nature, beautiful mornings and singing birds..
And my this painting is about them only!

memories, india, parrot, parakeet, rachana saurabh

Sunrise from our building - I think I have never seen Rising Sun before.. So beautiful and calm..

How lucky I was, that I met these beautiful birds almost every morning. 
I am not a morning person but those days, I never mind to wake up at 5 AM. Its just I wanted to see them singing, flying and having fun on this beautiful Indian Coral tree.
It was March and this beautiful tree was blooming. Gorgeous red flowers and my beautiful green birds, what an awesome color combination.
After coming back, when I gathered all these memories, they inspired me to create this painting.

Memories - Acrylics on 5 in x 7 in Canvas.
Memories, sunrise, india, parakeet, rachana saurabh, indian coral tree, morning, ring neck parrot

I took 2 days but I was not able to think any other name for this one. 
It has all those moments that I'll cherish life-time, feelings that can never be express. Those beautiful mornings, Blooming red flower tree and singing bird.
My dear Parakeet I wish I could hear your songs every morning..

Detailing of my miniature parakeet. parrot, rachana saurabh, india

Hope you like my work!
Have a great day!

Monday, May 5, 2014

The South Indian couple - A customized Art-work

Learning traditions is something I enjoy the most.
Being a Gujarati I am still don't know many of the tradition, so its something makes me curious and I always find a grate interest learning them.

I was asked to make a portrait for my South Indian client. In-fact I loved her idea.
Krithika wanted to surprise her husband on their anniversary... It was their wedding day picture.
We discussed for few days and then she send her few wedding pictures, and explained me some of the traditions and rituals.. I would say I might not be able to make it without her help.

The south Indian Couple - Acrylics on 14" x 16" Canvas

This is the portrait of South Indian Tamil Bhramin / Iyer Couple.
Like every traditions they have their unique customs..
Initially I made one for her before starting my work.. where I add all the elements she wanted..

 And sharing list of the details Krithika explained..

  • Traditional jewelry, hair ornaments, nose ring, waist belt, arm band, etc with bindi in tear drop shape
  • Kanjeevaram silk saree design
  • Mango leaves, banana tree with fruit, Mogra for hair and garlands with rose maybe
  • Gold and Red color in saree is very traditional combo usually-forgot to tell you...

Every detailing made it so beautiful! And my honest efforts to deliver her vision..
This is my last click with the painting, before I shipped it..

I truly enjoy my work, and specially in customized art-work, because its your dream, and I am filling colors in it.

See you soon my dear readers..

Monday, April 14, 2014

Dream days in my India..

Hello my dear readers, 

Last month was very special for our family.. because we spent whole month in our beautiful and colorful India..
Its been 3 years for us to visit my family and friends, and this time we visited them with a big surprise, with my lil one first time!!
my Trip was full of excitement and fun, specially when list of things to do in my home-town.. 
Its True -No matter where we live, but your home-town will be always special for you..

I have enjoyed my days there, and also capture many beautiful moments, our customs, culture and people..
Sharing glimpse of my trip in my next few blog post, by sharing some good clicks.

May be what I am sharing here is something not new, but for me they are the moments I lived in that one month and will cherish it for years to come...

Mornings of India - The most beautiful moments.. and I always miss them here.. beautiful mornings..

Birds at trees, 

When the first ray of sun gives glow to the plants...

More memories, coming in my next blog post

Stay connected..!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Self Portrait - Rachana

I must admit that I took such a long time to share my this painting.
May be I was little scared to share it...

Today I am sharing the painting I completed with so many patience and so many great attempts.
Every artist would try to make self portrait at-least once , and this was my third attempt. 

acrylics, indian art, folk art, Rachana saurabh, self-portrait, portrait
Rachana - Self Portrait - Acrylics on 8 x 12 Canvas

I never thought to make self-portrait until I took my this picture for Mitti Design's  Zumka earrings collection..
As I mentioned earlier, I always wanted to make my portrait, but every time I ended up mt thoughts
after making sketch.. But this time sketch was so perfect and I was so happy to take next step..
Sharing picture of initial sketch.

I always had fear of spoiling it, so I didn't add any extra things in it. I just wanted to make it perfect.. :)
After so many thoughts and lots of patience I finished this painting on the New year's evening.
And took time of some 20 days to finally share it with you all..
 Parakeet was not the part of my initial sketch, but I always had a feeling of something is missing in my work.. And my husband's imagination of Parrot saying something to me, completed my thoughts.

So, how do you like my new painting?
Don't forget to Leave your comments -  share your thoughts with me, to improve my work.

Thanks for visiting. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Feature in Indian Talent Magazine

Happy New Year to all my dear readers.
My first blog post in the year of 2014.

This year I am starting with my recent feature in "Indian Talent Magazine".
I always think about those days when I started this blog. My new experiments on canvas, some good, some fail - My old paintings will tell my story.. 
By the time passed, today after 4 years, I see my self standing with such talented people - It feels great.

Read more at the magazine, Page 52.-

rachana, indian art, folk art, indian woman,
---- Spot Light- Page 4---- 
Feature, rachana, indian art, indian woman, folk art, goddess, durga
--- Page 52 --

This is like a big achievement for me, and I sincerely thank everyone who supported me, guided me, commented and criticize my work. Without you I may not be able to stand here.
Thank you !!

New year with new beginning....

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