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Vasudeo Kamath demonstrates portrait painting - Part 1

See portrait painting demo using acrylic on canvas (part 1) by senior artist Vasudeo Kamath, organised by Indiaart Gallery, Pune.

About artist Vasudeo Kamath

Right from his early childhood, his inclination for drawing became apparent to the people around him. Scribbling began much before he could write ABCD. He used to draw the lines horizontally, vertically to represent trains running on tracks on the walls and floors of the house with a piece of chalk or crayon. These left handed doodlings were the first expressions of the artist within him.

His parents and school teachers acknowledged those sketches and their appreciation encouraged that innate desire to pursue art as his career. After schooling, he joined Sir J. J. School of Art, in Mumbai. Sir J. J. School of Art provided him the platform to prove his talents. Awards and rewards followed his dedicated efforts. The shining milestone was the G. D. Arts with the First Class First Distinction. Since then, he has been relentlessly sketching, painting with all devotion and dedication. This has built up his creativity on a solid foundation rooted in perfection of drawing.

He prefers painting in oils on canvas and watercolor on handmade papers, but he also enjoys painting with acrylics and oil and soft pastels. Ever since his academic days, he loves painting landscapes on location and portraits from life. He also creates conceptual paintings based on his ideas of what he firmly believes in and what he always stands by. In addition, in the subjective paintings, he tries to bring out the mythological and historical subjects with detailed study and realistic depiction of that era.

He paints commissioned portraits as also portraits of the people around. He also invites dignitaries for a sitting as also he is invited by the diplomats and eminent personalities for painting from life. His mastery in portraits has won many awards, the most acclaimed one is the Draper Grand Award bestowed upon by The Portrait Society of America for his portrait, and 'My Wife' in 2006.