Kambala, 8x10, Watercolor
As I prepare myself for a trip to India, I am sharing an older painting I did almost 2 decades ago. During my early years in California, I experimented on Watercolors to earn my rite of passage to Acrylics and later Oils. Almost a decade after I finished this painting I had the opportunity to watch a Kambala race with my family and expose my American children to a little bit of South Kanara heritage. The local percussion group were kind enough to allow my then little boys to make some music and create some beats. My children also learnt they were related to a winner of one of the races.
Kambala is an Annual Buffalo race held in the South western parts of India. The race track is a slushy mud field. It is a simple sport which entertains the local people. Like the race horses and the Jockey, the buffaloes and the racing farmer prepare themselves for the race. The prize money can be anything ranging from coconuts and bananas to gold and silver coins.
It has been in the news recently for the criticism it received from animal activists for the use of the whip on the buffalo.
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of trivia from South India and my water color painting. I will try to blog while I am in India exploring new places and soaking up all things Indian.
7/12/2018 10:18:27 pm
Beautiful! Love the reflection of the farmer and the buffalo in the water. Artfully done!
11/13/2019 06:12:20 am
At first, I thought this would be a child's work based on the draft the you made. I was really amazed upon seeing the transition of your work. It is like, it transformed from its draft up to its final look. I hope I could also be this creative just like you. I remember my cousin, she is really great when it comes to this matter. She has a compilation of all of her works. I always encourage her to pursue her talent more. It will bring to a lot of different places.
11/19/2019 04:05:06 pm
This is a pretty big piece, so I won't be surprised if it takes you about a month to finish it. I think that it is great that you are challenging yourself. If you think about it, people need to try out more things. If you just keep doing things that you can already do, then you will never learn. I hope that you become more comfortable playing your own style of art. I wanted to congratulate you already, man.
12/2/2022 05:34:06 am
This waas great to read
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Majella Pinto has been passionate about Art since her childhood and only recently started pursuing it full time. She specializes in Oil Painting.