Day 1 of Suchitra Bhosle- Pramod Kurlekar oil painting workshop.

As I entered the workshop venue was struck by how many people had turned out to watch and participate in the program. Close to 150 or more from various parts of India. Day 1 was a full day demo from a live model.

While the lighting, model & screen were being set up both Suchitra & Pramod took turns to discuss their process, emphasising on how their approaches were different, unique to themselves, but the end product was a portrait not just about likeness but capturing the sitter's attitude & the artist’s perspective of it.

Get set …and …go!

Get set …and …go!

Interesting to see the different starting approaches.

Interesting to see the different starting approaches.

Pramod & Suchitra sharing some gyan (knowledge) in between.

Pramod & Suchitra sharing some gyan (knowledge) in between.

Various stages of progression. Followed by more art related gyan interspersed with humour & more :)

Various stages of progression. Followed by more art related gyan interspersed with humour & more :)

Close up of the demo almost half way through.

Close up of the demo almost half way through.

Almost three- fourths through..

Almost three- fourths through..

Finishing up..

Finishing up..

And.....done! Blank canvas to a work of art. Each in their own unique style. Suchitra mentioned that a demo like this one or a study is quite different from a completely finished work because it is to just capture quickly the important features, color, lighting etc.

And.....done! Blank canvas to a work of art. Each in their own unique style. Suchitra mentioned that a demo like this one or a study is quite different from a completely finished work because it is to just capture quickly the important features, color, lighting etc.

Wrapped up Day 1 with a Q&A session and some art related discussion. A fun & inspiring day indeed!

Wrapped up Day 1 with a Q&A session and some art related discussion. A fun & inspiring day indeed!