This water colour is by G D Thyagaraj and the photograph was sent to me by "J" in Virginia, USA, he purchased two painting from a charity thrift store and was told they had been donated by an airline pilot. The first I will post today looks like a fairly typical women working in the paddy fields scene, but it differs slightly as in the background on the top of a large hill is a Buddhist Stupa gleaming in the sunlight.
I assume it is meant to be in northern India or maybe in Nepal? Having the temple just makes it a little bit special. Thanks to 'J" for letting me add this to my blog.