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On Monday 30th March, Gayatri Mehta from Mumbai gave a lecture and demonstration on portrait drawing and painting to students and art enthusiasts. The lecture was open for all and was conducted within the Kanoria Classrooms. Around 30 people attended the lecture and demonstration that lasted 5 hours.
Gayatri spoke about various mediums, colours and techniques of creating portraits such as light/shadows, skin tones, depth, intensity and much more. Gayatri also gave author names and information on portraiture books that students should and read and learn from.
Using charcoal, Gayatri demonstrated how you begin to create a portrait, getting the proportions correct – the drawing should be perfect but colours can be loosely filled in.
Foram Prajapati, KCA staff member was asked to model for Gayatri. Using oil colours Gayatri created her portrait. Students sat enthralled during the entire demonstration taking notes and asking questions from time to time.
Gayatri Mehta – Profile
MA (Painting & Fine Arts)
Certificate Course in Indian Aesthetics
Masters in Visual Arts (Portraiture)
Gayatri, having fulfilled many important roles in the past such as Lecturer, Interior Designer, Faculty Member is presently a Committee Member of The Art Society of India and Hon. Jt. Secretary of The Bombay Art Society.
Gayatri has participated in many exhibitions, group shows, charity shows, art camps and has held many solo shows.
She has also initiated many art activities, written articles, conducted portrait painting demonstrations and has been a member of the jury panel for various art competitions, exhibitions and festivals around India.