Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Portrait of the Boy as a Four Year-Old

Last March I commissioned a painting from Sreetama, a friend of mine from college days. She lives in Gurgaon now, with her husband and dog, and is painting some lovely canvases. I wanted a portrait of Rahul as he was then, wearing his red crocs, not quite 4, intensely imaginative, dividing all his time between Delhi, Vizag and Calcutta and intensely in love with pirate ships, deer, trains and aeroplanes. It took us a few sketches to whittle down what would be in the picture and what we would have to leave out and the cost went up some but Vicky and I agreed that the end result was worth everything.

I met Sreetama in Gurgaon last May and brought the painting home and there it's patiently waited for a frame and a wall. Our new place is short on wall space since we have a great many windows, but eventually we decided to put the painting right above Rahul's head, over his bed. It's the first thing to greet you as you look into his room --


-- and it makes Rahul's first 'own' room that much more special.

7 comments:

Phoenixritu said...

Very nice - the quintessential boy. Loved it

Beq said...

It's lovely.

Sreetama said...

orey baba!! thank you! ami to ekta chhobi cheyechhilam...ey j ekkebarey ekta whole post!
It's awesome that the bhaebs likes it. After all eta ore room r ore painting!

Mamma Mia! Me a Mamma?!? said...

Wow! The painting is absolutely lovely and what a perfect way to personalise his room!!

dipali said...

I need to visit your place asap, Sue. The painting is lovely, now I need to see it up in Rahul's room!

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Antara said...

Lovely painting and awesome blog!i am a bong ,mother of 2.Hope to come here often.