sushruta two months’ toil
it took me two months to paint and every day the couple of hours i spent on it were not exactly pleasant. i had all along been comfortable in speedy stokes and fast painting techniques.
this time the theme dictated that i take the old style of painting. it was not meant for the roving eyes of a critic or the raving eyes of a connoisseur it was meant to be on a wall of a medical college.
what made me suffer with performance anxiety was the fact that the college was my almamater- the great MMC, Madras Medical College.
i had dropped this style of painting nearly 40 years ago, and to push myself back in time and alter my style was not at all easy.
here is how the journey happened
the picture now hangs in the new building in the new premises of MMC