Painting by Sushma Sabnis
After retirement from a 37 years of medical career, I embarked on completing BA in Fine Arts in University of Arts London. I studied all art theory, history and conceptual art. Although I did installation, video & photography in my final degree course, my heart was in Classical painting. I am glad that I found this website. I love the Old Masters art.
After practicing technique in painting Still-lifes, I have moved on to Human figure.
This young Monk was sitting in a widow of a monastery in a sombre and lost in his thoughts. I wondered whether he was missing and contemplating his home life which probably missing?
I sketched him roughly and then photographed him. So this image is culmination of it. I have done under painting with burnt sienna and then Gamblin oil paints.