"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Deconstructing Art



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6 responses

  1. Lucille

    Did he work in oils or acrylic?

    October 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    • Acrylic. Apparently, the climate here makes oils a nightmare.

      October 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm

  2. Lucille

    Ah. I thought acrylics might dry out too quickly. Wonderful effect either way.

    October 16, 2010 at 2:39 am

    • Sunil was painting here during June & July – the beginning of our monsoon season. His problem was getting the acrylic to dry! Despite the windows being open and the fan at full power, on several occasions he had leave the work for many hours, or hope it would dry overnight.
      From December to March acrylics dry very quickly and he adds more water to the mix. Sunil told me that, due to the humidity, oils take so long to dry as to make working with them very difficult.
      Before living here, I hadn’t considered how much art techniques must be adapted to local climates.

      October 16, 2010 at 7:39 am

  3. Thanks for the photos that show the progression of the painting and the sources of inspiration in it.

    October 16, 2010 at 7:56 am

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