“The Princess in Waiting” is my version of one of the Murals of the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves located in central India.This artwork is done on plywood with oils and acrylics. It has a lot of texture and a lot of artificial gem stones and jewelery and paper mache has been used.
The Ajanta Caves were carved in the 2nd century BC out of a horseshoe-shaped cliff along the Waghora River. They were used by Buddhist monks as prayer halls (chaitya grihas) and monasteries (viharas) for about nine centuries, then abruptly abandoned. They fell into oblivion until they were rediscovered in 1819.
Size: 24″ x36″
Mixed Media – Oils on ply, clay, eggshells, artificial jewelery
This is one of my old works that I did as a Commission in 2008. It is proudly hanging in the Living Room of its patron in Bangalore, India.