In my opinion, watercolor is love at first
sight. Nature is characterised by transparency, vibrancy, fluidity, and
The most organic medium It changes you as a
person. How to plan, what to do if a plan fails, and how to turn errors into
something positive and beautiful: how to be prepared for unexpected
results. Above all, it teaches us to enjoy the surprises and how to accept
There are no words to describe the joy of watercolor.
What was the beginning of it all? Back in the
90s, Local Art organised a summer art camp. For the first time, I had the
opportunity to participate in the art camp in Nagpur. The joy of painting was
so extraordinary that I still remember it. I still remember my first painting,
which was a pink lotus flower. I used to stare at the works of senior students
for hours. It's really helpful if you start young. Observation skills are developed.
Next, one of my father's friends gave me a set of his brushes. He is himself an
amazing artist. It was an "artist's brush," and I could feel its
responsibility. My journey as an artist began there. I began sketching
regularly. Painting, experimenting with various mediums such as acrylic, and
learning new things Even so, I did paintings in oil and acrylic. Though I had
such a good start, I did not pursue the arts. I graduated in mechanical
engineering instead. I got my postgraduate degree in marketing and personnel
management from Pune University. After eight years in industrial marketing, I
returned to university.
I returned to my old passion of art, especially
watercolors. In addition to painting regularly, I was also learning, reading,
and observing. My continuous practise has greatly benefited me. Although I had
to cover all the basics of art, which may be taught in art school, wonderful
artists all over the world have inspired me. I kept reading and studying art
literature, and I encourage everyone to do the same. My study of art and
discussions with senior artists inspire me every time I read about art or study
their works. There is so much I don't know, and I know that I must keep
improving, so the quest continues. I feel that I should not be called a
"self-taught artist." I see myself as a "self-learning
artist." Art is something that requires guidance. As with any field,
inspiration and the study of the basics are essential. I mostly like to
represent India rather than imitate western locations. Fortunately, the rustic
or raw nature of Indian scenes such as farms, villages, and rural areas is
preserved. Making a good composition as an artist for such raw scenes is
difficult.which might be another motivation for picking up such subjects.
Watercolor goes well and naturally with such
locations as villages, houses, and coastal regions.
A second motivation is to represent our country
and its beauty abroad.I am inspired by such rural or rustic scenes.
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