Durga. From 2009 to 2013

Durga - watercolor - Niloufer Wadia

The original watercolor sketch ©Niloufer Wadia

Finished much behind schedule, but finally done. And I’m quite happy with the outcome.
As I’d mentioned I had a long pending commission from a dear friend for a painting. The only ‘brief’ required that should take its starting inspiration from an old watercolor sketch that she loved. I hoped to finish it by Dussera, the festival of marigolds, but well, sigh…my Durga-devi entered with Goddess Laxmi instead, in time for Diwali. I was quite unsure what I’d be doing when I started – the
Durga-devi - Niloufer Wadia

Durga - acrylics on Canvas - 4 years later

watercolor is less than 9 x 6 inches, but as it happens I really like how it turned out. And the new owner? I think she’s rather thrilled too, which is after all what really makes it worthwhile.
Let me know what you think of the metamorphosis? :)

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