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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Watercolor on Saunders Waterford CP paper
20''x13''

I have often felt guilty about abandoning my portraits.Well, this is just an effort to get back into the groove.I love to paint people's portrait but lately it has been kind of difficult to find subjects or willing models as everyone is so busy! I hope to get some new material on my next visit to India.Folk over there,especially in my hometown Rishikesh; seem to prefer a slower pace of life.The place is full of spiritual people who would spend hours on the banks of river Ganga, just meditating. This old man was offering his prayers at the river,too.He obliged very kindly when asked for a few pictures.This painting has turned out well so I plan to paint him at least once more, in a different profile.

8 comments:

  1. great skin colours and wrinkle texture :)the background goes really well with him

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    1. Thanks Jennifer.I have always loved painting wrinkled and weathered faces as there is so much character in those.

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  2. Outstanding portrait Arti. I love his face....a face that an artist always look for! I love his skin tones...awesome beard and the perfect expression! I love all the horses you painted...they make such interesting subjects...I think I'm ready for a horse soon. Lol

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    1. Thanks Hilda.I left the beard mostly untouched- apart from the area around the mouth.But it works well as a foil to the details in the face.I think too much detail would have taken away the freshness.Well the good news is that this one has been accepted for an Exhibition in HongKong!

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  3. Very beautiful and interesting portrait painting !!!!

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