Art for the soul

Feb 17, 2014, 08:55 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

Rural India inspires a new series of water colour paintings by artist Subhash Govind Kulkarni, which is currently on display at Darpan Art Gallery

From empty fishing boats harboured in the beach to animals grazing under a banyan tree, or the calmness of a village home, artist Subhash Govind Kulkarni captures rural India in 55 watercolour paintings, currently showing at the Darpan Art Gallery.

Kulkarni says that idyllic surroundings always inspire him to paint: “I love to paint when I am in the rural area. There is a certain natural light and the huts look beautiful. Also I love to paint different types of trees. I would go to the university campus in the city just to observe the trees and paint them. Capturing the different shades of nature is a challenge.”

While Kulkarni painted some of the artworks on the spot, for others he shot photographs, observed them and then painted the landscapes. “Making a water colour painting is a very interesting process and all the colours are reflected in a different way giving a very natural look to the painting,” he concludes.

On February 19 to 25, 11 am to 8 pm
At Darpan Art Gallery, Patrakar Nagar.

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