Rampur Neighbourhood, Watercolour on Paper, (14" x 10.5")
My mothers family migrated to Nagpur from Konkan about 80 years ago (before independence). A very small portion of their once extensive property still remains in Konkan though, with nobody to take care of it, except a small farmer who had leased the land for tilling but hasnt paid his dues for the last 25 years. Recently I had the opportunity to visit this small place. Its in a small village called Rampur. This was my first trip to Konkan.
Anyone who visits the place has to fall in love with the thatched roof houses, fields, palm and coconut trees, temples and hills ( I almost forgot the beaches). No wonder so many artists in India love making paintings of Konkan.
The above painting is of the farmhouse on my great grandpa's farm. Comments and critiques please....