Thursday, November 3, 2016

Nuttington Lake, Oil painting by Aruna Nitin Sarode

Exciting news! I have been invited to exhibit my paintings in a group show at the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville, IL. The show will be in February 2017. I will post more details as we get closer to the event.
Nuttington Lake ~ Water mixable oil on panel ~ 9" x 12" ~ Aruna Nitin Sarode

Friday, September 30, 2016

Orange Glow, oil on panel

Orange Glow~Oil on panel~6"x8"~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Sunday, August 7, 2016

This one is for the cat lovers...

This one is for the cat lovers...
Golden kitty~Acrylic painting

Golden Kitty~Acrylic painting~Aruna Nitin Sarode

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A dog is a man's best friend.

Diesel~Acrylic painting on panel~11" x 14"
Artist: Aruna Nitin Sarode

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Exhibition Time!

Please stop by and take in the show at Jack Benny Center for the Arts

Aruna Sarode presents
“For the Love of Painting”
a fine arts painting exhibition
June 21 – July 25
Jack Benny Center for the Arts
39 Jack Benny Drive
Waukegan, IL 60087

MO-TH: 10am-9pm
FR: 10am-5pm
SA: 9am-4pm
847-360-4740 • Fax 847-662-0592

Artist’s Reception
Saturday July 16, 2016
12:00 noon to 3:30pm


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Laughing Buddha at the Gallery

My "Laughing Buddha" painting will be part of Members Exhibition at the Robert T.Wright Community Gallery of Art at the College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington St.,Grayslake, IL.
The show runs from January 15-February 21,2016. Reception on January 22, 6-8 pm. Phone: 847-543-2040
Please stop by if you are in the area.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Portrait of a little boy

Portrait of a little boy
Here is the completed painting of my sweet little friend who always has the biggest smile for me.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Portrait of a little boy - Next step

He got a blue shirt...I have included the picture of the color mixtures for the skin color.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Portrait of a little boy - Work in progress

In the beginning stage...

I know, I never posted the completed painting of the other little boy previously posted. Here is Ryan -

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Kaffir Lily

Wow, it has been 10 years since I started painting in Acrylics. It was in 2005 that I received the 4th Place in the beginner category of the 13th Annual North Light Book Club Cover Competition. I'm sharing the page and the painting "Kaffir Lily".

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Portrait of a little boy

In the beginning stage. Somehow I already like it even at this stage. I think it's his smile!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Crocus - Step by step

Crocus~5"x7"~Oil on Canvas panel~Aruna Nitin
I painted this last year but never got around to post it. I have added step by step pictures taken during different stages of painting. Happy Spring!

 The crocus are such delicate flowers, I decided to keep the background fresh and simple. I painted a light wash of contrasting yellow for background.
 Painted the petals one by one.
 Added the leaves.

That completes it!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Mother's Day Oil painting

Mother's Day~12" x 16"~Oil on Panel

Currently on display at the Antioch Fine Arts Foundation as a part of the third annual AFAF People's Choice exhibition. The gallery is located at 41380 Rt. 83, Antioch, Illinois 60002 Phone: (847) 838-2274 
Don't forget to visit and vote for your favorite.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Brush With Nature

Anatomically Correct presents
Brush with Nature
A juried art exhibition featuring the artworks of
Joy Bauer, TigerLily Cross, Eileen Finegold, Janet Gomez, Jeanine Hill-Soldner,
Howard A. Jacobs, Kara Johnson,
Steve Johnson, Doris Monti,
Leslie Outten, Irene Peterson, Aruna Sarode, Lothar Speer, Rita Walter and
Piotr Wolodkowicz

On display from Jan. 10 – Feb. 28, 2014 at
Emily Oaks Nature Center
4650 Brummel Avenue, Skokie, IL
Artists Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014 (7 – 9 pm)
Vote for your Favorite!

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Village of Skokie Fine Arts Commission , the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency and Blick Art Materials. Founded in 1991, Anatomically Correct is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to showcasing works by artists in alternative spaces in a combined effort to educate, diversify, and promote community awareness of the visual and performing arts.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A busy September

September is going to be a busy month with my art work on display at 3 locations.

1. I am the featured artist at AFAF (Antioch Fine Arts Foundation) for the month of September in their Fireside Gallery. "Different Subjects, Different Mediums"  will be the theme. The gallery is located at 41380 Rt. 83, Antioch, IL 60002. Phone: 847-838-2274 

2. I am among the 20 artists that will participate in the Lake County Art League’s “Thank You JBC” Show at Jack Benny Art Center. The show runs from September 3 to October 5. The center is located at 39 Jack Benny Drive, Waukegan, IL 60087. Phone: 847-360-4740

3. As mentioned in the previous post, I am displaying 3 of my paintings at the Anderson Art Center, Kenosha from August 25 to October 20, 2013. The art center is located on the beautiful lake front at 121, 66th st, Kenosha, WI 53143 Phone: 262-653-0481

Please stop by and enjoy the shows.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gallery exhibition

Pink Blossoms~Oil~9"x12"~Framed~$250

Three of my paintings Pink Blossoms, St. Veronica and Tangerine will be on display at the Anderson Art Center, Kenosha from August 25 to October 20.
The art center is located on the beautiful lake front at 121, 66th st, Kenosha, WI 53143  
Phone: (262)-653-0481
Please stop by enjoy the show if you are in the area.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Earth Day - Plein Air

Emily Oaks Nature Center~Plein Air~Aruna Sarode~Acrylic~8x10

I participated in the Earth day celebrations plein air event Brush With Nature at the Emily Oaks Nature Center in Skokie, IL on Saturday, April 20, 2013. It was a cold but sunny day. I thoroughly enjoyed painting out doors. Here is my painting and a photo from that day.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Tangerine~Oil on Canvas panel~ 5" x 7"

For the many folks that have inquired fondly about my art, here is my entry for the LCAL Spring show and critique at the Jack and Benny center for arts.  The address is 39 Jack Benny Dr, Waukegan, IL 60085
Phone: (847) 360-4740. The show runs until May 20. Please stop by and take in the show if you are in the area.

I have added pictures below to show the work in progress. I started with a black background.  It is not a flat black but a slightly bluish black on left and pitch black on the right. Even though tangerine is the subject of this painting, I was drawn more to the subtle reflections in the glass bowl and also the color of the pyrex glass on the rim.  

 The tangerine took many layers of different shades of orange, crimson, scarlet, red, brown and yellow.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Art for the Parks - Lake Bluff, IL

I will be displaying my paintings at a fund-raiser event for the Lake Bluff Park District. Please stop by with your family and friends.

Under the big white tent at the LAKE BLUFF PARK DISTRICT
355 W Washington Ave, LAKE BLUFF, IL 60044
Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th
10 A.M. --- 5 P.M

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cone flower and a bee

Cone flower~Oil an canvas panel~5" x 7"

Here is the completed flower with a bee. Thanks to avid gardener, writer and bee enthusiast Pam Phillips for suggesting the subject for the painting.

Please contact if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

I got news that my tomato painting at the "Recent Works" show has been sold!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cone flower background

The background was painted wet in wet with different shades of green and pink and the colors were blended. I like the effect of the directional strokes, so I am going to retain that look. Next, I'll be painting the bee and the seedhead. Please come back and check it out.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Beginning a new painting

Beginning stages of a cone flower and a bee. Oil painting on canvas panel. I'll work on the background next.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Plein Air painting

Fall harvest~6"x6"~Acrylic on canvas

After a really long time, on Sunday, I attended a plein air painting session at the Perricone Garden Center in Volo, IL. They have created a variety of fall garden vignettes to inspire the artists. I chose to paint this grouping of pumpkin, kale and corn.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Recent Works Exhibition

My oil painting 'Tomato' has been juried into the Recent Works 2011 show. The exhibition is at the College Of Lake County's Robert T. Wright Gallery from September 30 to November 6.
The opening reception is on Friday September 30 from 7 pm to 9 pm.
The college is located at 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake, IL 60030
For information, call 847-543-2240 or visit the gallery web page

This great news should encourage me to get back to painting. I had a busy summer with guests and now the question is what to paint next?

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tomato - Completed Oil painting

Tomato ~ 5" x 7" ~ Oil on panel

Here is the completed painting. I made finer adjustments to the tomato and added the highlight. Don't you think it makes the tomato so much more smooth, shiny and beleivable? I would love to hear your comments.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Tomato - Work in progress

The water is complete at this stage. The tomato needs some more work.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tomato - Work in progress

Tomato ~ 5" x 7" ~ Oil on panel ~ Work in progress

Started a new painting. I am trying something different with this painting. Started on a completely black underpainting and I will also attempt a pool of water on the plate. Here are steps one and two of preliminary stages. Now the challenge to bring life into the tomato and water. Hmm...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunny Roses

Sunny Roses ~ 11" x 14" ~ Watercolor

Here is my entry for the LCAL Spring show and critique at the Jack and Benny center for arts at Waukegan, IL. I dropped off the painting on Saturday Apr 2nd. The show runs from Apr 2 to May 16. Please stop by and take in the show if you are in the area.

I painted this on a 300 lb paper. So, I did not have to stretch the paper or tape it down. I have added pictures below to show the work in progress. I masked the tips of the top 3 petals. Lots of layers of color!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Gallery exhibition at Waukegan

St. Veronica ~ Watercolor on paper ~ 20" x 30"
My art show "For the Love of Painting" will run from March 12 to April 29 at the Undercroft Gallery , 410 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL. The gallery is located in the basement of Christ Episcopal Church, Grand at MLK Jr. Ave.
Artist's reception: Saturday, April 9, from 2pm to 5 pm
10% of sales will be donated to the Karcher Lofts Artspace project in Waukegan.
All are invited to visit the gallery and enjoy the different mediums and subjects on display.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Girl with Pearl Earring - Oil on canvas

Girl with Pearl Earring ~ Oil on extra fine canvas ~ 5" x 7"

Here is my humble attempt at Vermeer's famous 'Girl with Pearl Earring'. I wanted to try something other than flowers and enjoyed painting it.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Orchids Oil painting 12"x16" - Completed

Orchids ~ Oil on cradled hardbord panel ~ 12" x 16" ~ $350
Here is the completed painting. I have enjoyed painting it and also sharing my progress with you all. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Please email me at if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Work in progress - orchids painting

Orchids ~ Oil on cradled panel ~ 12" x 16"
Here is the some more...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Work in progress - new orchid painting

Started a new painting of orchids. This one is in oils, 12" x 16". Please stop by later to see the next stages.