VASCO: A group of watercolour painting artists on Sunday morning arrived in Vasco to sketch and paint the Portuguese Era watch tower to promote watercolour painting art among people.
The group of artists under the Watercolor artist association of Goa stood in the area near the HDFC Bank and began the painting, much to the surprise of the people, who gathered in large numbers to patiently watch the artists carry out the paintings
Watercolour artist association of Goa
member Kalidas Satardekar later informed reporters that the group visits different places in Goa on Sundays to promote watercolour art and encourage people to watercolour painting through such activities
“We have a group of 50 to 60 watercolour artists, and we go to a different location every Sunday using the watercolour medium, which is rarely used because of the difficulty of controlling it. We have made this group to create awareness on watercolour painting and motivate people into this art,” said Satardekar.
“Most of our artists are free on Sunday, and when we work on Sunday, a lot of people gather to watch our works, and this automatically creates awareness. We choose various subjects that include Goan architecture, landscape and even city scape. Outdoor activities improve our works, and we also get to have an exhibition of our art and helps us with programs as well,” said Satardekar.
“We call this studio painting, and we get the time to work the way we want using all the colours, but when we work on location, we take a subject and decide what aspects to use in the art. The light is the most challenging part because the shade keeps changing as time passes by during an outdoor location painting,” said Satardekar.