Sunday, 22 June 2014


Balu, Charcoal on Paper, 15" X 11" 
Meet Balu, a construction worker from Hyderabad. He does one of the most difficult jobs around, especially considering the Indian climate. The heavily tanned skin is evidence enough that he has to brave the harsh sun all day long. I find great spirit and depth of character in such faces. 

All comments and critiques are most welcome.


Urmi Battu said...

Very well captured Vinayak! Your paintings are always so expressive, surely your work comes from your heart!

Studio at the Farm said...

"Blogger" was not working here, so I couldn't see your post. That would have been a loss! You have truly created such a wonderful of Balu!!! Vinayak, there is not a single darn thing I can find to nitpick about - it is perfect. Strength, emotion, depth, power, passion - all here!!!

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thank you so much Urmi, I do try my best :)

Vinayak Deshmukh said...

Thanks a lot Kathryn for all the kind words. I am flattered :) I try to bring out uin my work the thing that struck me first in my subject, but dont always succeed :)

Melle Ferre said...

You have an extraordinary range. This is a fantastic portrait. Are you familiar with the Portrait Society of America? You should enter their competition next year if you haven't already. Very nice work!