I love painting faces. I painted these over the last three weeks. This time both depict people from India. The first is that of a child pilgrim presumably attending the Kumbh Mela – originally photographed by Steve McCurry. The second one depicts a daily wage earner whose sustenance is ruled by the number of loads carried on the person’s head. They are commonly seen toiling on construction sites.
“Coolie“; 3ft X 4 ft; Oil on canvas