Friday 4 November 2011

The Eternal City

I had never laboured more than on one subject, the eternal city of Varanasi (Benaras). After many failed attempts, I decided to start one more go at it on this Diwali day! (It is believed that a dip in the Ganges at Varanasi on a Diwali morning is very auspicious.)  I finished this version after several days of struggle and two abandonments! I am not sure I can claim I have mastered the subject but I let you be the judges! I can say I am getting nearer to capture the mood of this dynamic subject!
( I used Indian handmade paper which was stretched before painting on it and it behaved differently than when it was not stretched, I shall know better next time)

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