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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Yellow Turban

watercolor
 14"x 10"
Technically this is my first painting in 2013.I have been busy with guests lately, got to paint only last evening.This Indian man is from a village and sports a traditional turban.I saw him in Rishikesh on my last trip to India and was immediately drawn to his yellow turban.People from Indian states of Rajasthan and Gujarat wear these turbans- these are hot desert regions and these large turbans offer people protection from elements of nature.These turbans also serve many more purposes, but here my sole purpose is to depict its sheer beauty! Hope you like it.

12 comments:

  1. Another beautiful job, Arti! Nice way to handle the background too.

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  2. Honestly, Arti, every time I see your portraits, they each take my breath away! They are so so good!

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    1. Thank you Katherine you made my day :)

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  3. I've said it before, Arti, but your portraits are fantastic!!! The skin tones are perfect as the color on his turban. Love this one!!!

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    1. Thank you Hilda,you are so kind.

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  4. Really you are great Portrait Artist. I really like the yellow color, very nice Arti....

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    1. Thank you so much, Amit.I connect with portraits the way you connect with landscapes :)

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  5. The color in the shadows is wonderful, as is the play of light. Nice Portrait too..

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    1. Thanks a lot, Tony.Pity it was an overcast day, otherwise the colors would have been brilliant.

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  6. Hello Arti:) Did I say "happy new year" to you? Now I did:) I love the painting. You used a beautiful yellow and I love his mustache:) Have a nice sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Renate and a happy new year to you,too.Yellow is coming out to on be of my favorits,yes....

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