Bijay Biswaal, Self-taught Artist from Orissa, India

flowers on canvas

Bijay Biswaal is an accomplished self-taught artist from Orissa, India. And he has a day-job working for Indian Railways in the fast-growing metropolis of central India, Nagpur.

Preferred coloring mediums for Bijay Biswaal are watercolor and acrylic. Great choices of versatile paints where the latter can resemble the others for experienced painter.

He is not restrictive to be a watercolorist or acrylic painter.

Bijay Biswaal also has an enthusiastic interest of broadening his artistic skill and styles with other mediums.

Oil paintings, charcoal, dry pastel, pencil coloring and paper collage are mentioned by him. And including caricature drawings and portrait artwork.

Any artists would love to become an outstanding all-rounders for different coloring mediums.

Quite possibly someone who has the luxury of time to master it.

On the contrary, Bijay Biswaal is an ordinary man who has to secure his mundane job by the day, and passionately mastering his paintings during his leisure time.

Could perseverance and persistence motivate his obsession to enjoy painting?

Besides, there seem to be no relatable traits between an engineering-minded railway man, and a painting artist who loves creating artwork as much as his daily task for Indian Railway.

I think it’s definitely more than just a hobby for him(!). Albeit, ‘hobby’ likely refers to adolescence experimenting and trying to define a directive goal into adulthood.

His artistic skill was developed since childhood, and it could be a hobby in the past.

And now, his continual passion has cultivated him to seek endlessly for the pursuit of excellence.

What is fascinating about his composition is that there is no horizon in it; limitless possibilities to describe his artwork.

Bijay Biswaal focus totally on colors of outdoor landscape and objects. Works depicting scenes of Indian cites, people, buildings, temples and still life from flowers to rocks.

Impressionist Claude Monet painted over 250 canvas artwork for water lilies series. And there’s a cause for his repeating subjects.

Likewise for Bijay Biswaal, time off to grasp the gist of accurate colors in painting, is far more immensely painstaking than composing the art piece itself.

His positive attitude, undivided attention and genuine passion in paintings, has inspired me to blog more often. Spending time to produce better written-content.

Below sharing some of his great paintings in watercolor and acrylic.

vizag rocks.. watercolor on paper
vizag rocks.. watercolor on paper
flowers on canvas
flowers on canvas
ajni rickshawalla
ajni rickshawalla
mid-day.. Nagpur railway station
mid-day.. Nagpur railway station
an old defunct factory off ghat road
an old defunct factory off ghat road
variety square
variety square

View more from his FB Gallery

Bijay Biswaal’s distinguished work: Painting FAITH selected for exhibition at Camlin art contest(western zone) at Nehru centre Mumbai- 2012
Selected  3 sets of paintings, VARIETY SQUARE, WET PLATFORM, and ROAD LESS TRAVELLED, by ART SOCIETY OF INDIA for exhibition, 2012.
Collections in Mumbai, Chicago, Bhubaneswar, Nagpur narrow gauge rail museum

All Images Courtesy of Bijay Biswaal.
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Random 10, Listing, Week 30

Holding chopsticks
  1. Consecotaleophobia – refers to the legitimate fear of chopsticks. Food Not Possible To Use By Chopsticks Holding chopsticks
  2. Chopsticks. Technically, only uses 2 fingers, index and thumb, to control the upper stick. The lower stick is non-movable, tuck in to the webbing, while distal area of middle finger and proximal of thumb supporting it.
  3. Square cross-sectional area has better control grip than non-edgy round ones.
  4. Distal: situated away from the point of origin.
  5. Proximal: Nearer to a point of origin.
  6. The number “2”, as in quantity of double, a pair, even, dual, or duo, is symbolically mean balance. Black and white, no gray. Left and right, no center. Yin and Yang, no in-between.
  7. Also often refer as two-folds of any adjectives in positive sense. E.g. Double happiness. Learn to write “2” in Chinese character.
  8. Looking at them through the wrong end of your telescope.

    ~ George Orwell: Arthur Koestler

  9. Why is numeric 4 is never so lucky?
  10. Gambling is like playing with fire; fingers got burned if the game gets hotter.

Auspicious Numbers; Chinese Culture or Belief?

88, auspicious number

Auspicious numbers may bring you significant bountiful of good luck. On the flip side, bad choices of numeric figures can also turn out to be an ominous day for you.

Numbers. Chinese culture or a belief? Rationalism or symbolism? Fanatic or superstitious? Or a bizarre in your western culture? 88, auspicious number

I used to have a Chinese colleague who constantly having a look out for numbers, be it at work or during lunch break.

Craving for great inspiring numbers which don’t grave her good fortune down the old sewage.

Office work are always stressful, but her mindful of numeric figures was the only leisure to keep her motivated for …(?).. monetary luck.

Permutations and combinations of digits for lottery bets are her prime focus.

Her rational outcomes are based on simple logical probability and statistical guessing.

Also including past records of lottery from a very old almanac booklet, that unmistakably look pathetic with some obvious slips of fly-leaf, weakening split spline and withered covers.

In addition, her office desk was decorated with items of numbers. Almost any single integers you can think of.

A key chained of figure “6”, emblem printed with digit “2”, rolling dice of 4 units, a mahjong tile with Chinese character “8” engraved. And this is comically irrelevant to office desk, a set of 7 colorful dwarfs resembling those from the fairy tale, Snow White.

You might think there look stylishly peculiar, yet to her, there have Chinese symbolism for bringing remarkable streaks of luck to her door step.

If “13” is bad for you, then “4” could be the equivalence to some Chinese. Others similar ethnicity differ to emblem “4” as happiness, which is good.

Auspicious numbers; Chinese culture or a belief? What do you think? I’m finding out too.

Preparing this in the next few weeks for a series of short post on auspicious and ominous numbers in Chinese culture.

Photo credits to Flickr member: stevenbrandist