My painting process is derived from the time-honored traditions of the Old Dutch Masters of Oil Painting and references the multi-layered technique often known as the Flemish Painting Style. In this method, an oil painting

is built up over mutiple layers of thin painting. One or more monochromatic under-painting layers - an umber layer followed by the dead grisaille layer - form the foundations of determining tone and value. A minimum of three thin color layers are then glazed over the under-paintings to achieve a jewel-like tonal quality and depth. Each painting is thus a labor of meditative love, that can consume anywhere close to 200 work hours.

 

The videos below offer a quick glimpse into this process of creating slow handmade art, the Flemish way. 

the making of ujjwal
01:39
 the making of drishti
00:52
The making of Nrittya - Indian dance
00:57
The making of Saavan - Indian Monsoon
01:09