Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Waiting at the door step...


Children often look forward to their parents’ return from work, at times awaiting for some goodies or simply to enjoy their company. If a parent is away for a long time, kids long to see him/her. This is precisely the emotion that I tried to capture in this painting, which depicts a little girl waiting at the doorstep for her father. The girl's mother is shown in the background, indicating the security the child feels.

I had chosen Indian ink as the medium since it is versatile, especially for creating tonal values. Dry brush work on textured paper helped create the required depth, and I managed to capture the longing in the girl’s eyes and demeanor.

“WAITING AT THE DOORSTEP” – Ink on paper-14” X 17”
This painting was displayed at Manasthala Foundations as part of the exhibition on the theme of “Mother and Child”, and this photograph was taken while the painting was on display. I do not have any other photograph of this painting and hence, please bear with the quality of the photograph!

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