This sketch captures a peaceful morning on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi, India. This boatman awaits his first customer of the morning, and while he waits, he fishes. All the while I sat and drew this, he never caught a single fish, but he seemed to be having such a lovely, unhurried morning. A pariah dog looks out at the scene, and plastic bottles float around in the murky water.
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All my sketches are done on-site, from direct observation. The print you will receive is a high-resolution scan of the original and will show all it's natural imperfections (the blot of an inked-in line, a faintly drawn pencil sketch under the watercolor), all integral to the process.
This is a print of my original sketch done with watercolor, pen and ink. The print is designed to float in a standard 8" x 8" frame with a thin white border. The actual image size is 7" x 9". Image #3 shows how it would look in an 7x7 frame. Printed on Archival Fine Art Paper. The colors of the actual print are richer and more vibrant than this web image. Each print is signed and carefully packed and shipped.
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