Painting Mother Meera has been by far my most rewarding portrait so far. Over the years I have visited Mother Meera to receive her darshan, her spiritual blessing. I was determined to capture her beautiful spiritual light, which shines from the core of her being. This was a portrait like no other. Each stage of this process was deeply moving and pushed my artistic skills to the limit. For the skin tone I used burnt umber, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow deep, raw sienna, green umber, violet, naples yellow, and flesh tone. For Mother Meera’s hair, Vandyke brown, violet, burnt sienna, alizarin, ultra marine blue, cerulean blue, paynes grey, and titanium white.
For more info and photos of the painting process from the beginning, please go to the work in progress section located near the bottom of this page.