Currently, I am busy recording videos for my upcoming class about watercolor painting in sketchbooks. The intention of this class is to show how watercolor painting can be easy and when done in a sketchbook, it can be even easier. By this, I mean that when I paint on an expensive sheet of watercolor paper, I have the fear of messing up and possibly wasting such a nice paper and getting a bad painting on it.
On the other hand, when I paint in a sketchbook, I have no such fear because I am not painting for a gallery or exhibition. Sketchbook is my private area where I get to practice fearlessly, mess up and still not feel guilty about it. I want my students to experience this freedom.
The truth is that when I paint without the fear of judgment, the painting usually turns out nicer than the painting done under the fear. Isn’t that the whole intention of practicing art, to be able to paint better and better?
Here are few stills from that class.
Eco-friendly Ganapati idol making workshop
This year’s first batch of Ganapati idol making workshop is starting on 1st July. There are few seats still open but you’ll have to register fast if you want to join this batch. Details and registration here: https://www.mandarmarathefineart.com/eco-friendly-ganapati-idol-making-workshop/