PAINT IT VIBRANT
Mirror’s Art Workshop began with a session by artist Ravindra Salve at
Marvel Art Gallery; the theme of ‘fantasy’ left Amdavadis mesmerised
Amid the artistic essence added by the paintings of Bhanu Shah, Amit
Ambalal and the classical music of Zakir Hussain in the backdrop, Day 1
of Mirror’s Art Workshop began with the theme of ‘fantasy’ at Marvel
Art Gallery on Friday.
Painting his first strokes on the canvas, artist Ravindra Salve said,
“I would rather let my colourful strokes communicate with participants than
Salve’s paintings always display the mixture of transculture, Greek’s calculative
art and Indian miniature forms with the free use of vibrant colours like medium
magenta, iridescent gold, cadmium yellow, permanent yellow an acrylic orange.
The painting made by the artists was a representation of power, truthfulness and the
importance of darker as well as lighter shades in life. The bull in the painting shows
strength while the miniature Greek art defines purity and use of the Marathi
rangoli design symbolises Indian culture.
A collective piece of painting was also created by aspiring artists who were also
gifted a book on Ravindra Salve, printed postcard paintings and bookmarks by the
gallery. The session concluded with students taking useful tips and getting
their paintings signed by the artist.
RAVINDRA SALVE, artist
It was a really nice experience teaching these people. I was happy to see these many
children today. The colours you use reflect your inner being.
CHAITYA DHANVI SHAH, MD, Marvel Art Gallery
We tried to create an atmosphere where participants could paint along with the artist.
By observing an artist paint, participants will definitely better their skills.