Here is a distressed lady, emotions that mirror on her face, tell a tale of
gloom and sadness. The viewer is at once drawn to her in empathy. Her body
is tightly drawn in tension; her arms fold around herself providing comfort,
and one foot is raised in anxiety. A sad smile plays on her lips and her
eyes look distraught. She is dressed in rich clothes and jewellery but
that's the last thing on her mind. Her clothes have a unique tactile quality
to it. Numerous folds of the odhini and the ghagra are well defined.
A lazy river flows amidst thick green foliage. Flowering plants grow around
rocks strewn on the bank. A sturdy tree provides support to the distraught
woman and its bushy leaves act as an umbrella shading her from the harsh
rays of the sun. A peacock looks up to her, passive and empathetical in its
approach towards the state of the lady.
In a calm, unobtrusive way, this painting allows for the mellow, pensive
refinement of the subject to come through, inherently bound with natural
This description by Renu Rana.
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