An Online Artist's Coop for Artists who Paint on Location
8" x 10" Oil
Painted on a tea plantstion near Ooti, in the Nilgiri Hills, South India. These ladies are paid by the number of burlap sacks that they can fill with tea leaves on that day. The crew of women were very excited and surprised to see artists, and in their amazement, they stood still for about 15 seconds while I sketced their body shapes on my canvas. The painting was completed as they 'picked' their way down the row of plants, and I worked quickly to capture the billiant colors of their outfits, the intensity of the color of the new tea leaves, set against the hazy distance of the Niligiri hills behind them.