Refreshed with all the natural Vitamin D I have been getting over the last few days, I was toying with the idea of recreating a Jamini Roy painting today. Which otherwise is just a distant dream- to own a Jamini Roy! I am neither a museum, nor a collector.
As a kid growing up in India, I saw postage stamps with Jamini Roy’s paintings, one way to commemorate this great artist . Even went on to collect some.
As I look more at the works of this artist, I get drawn to the eyes he drew. Sharp, focused, very folksy!
My pick of his paintings is this doll he made in the 1950s. Almost reminds you of a rural Indian woman. A goddess in her own rights.
I started painting this today. I knew I was going to have my personal Jamini Roy, this is probably the only way I can “own” one.
Take a look at this little piece I painted on the first day of February.