Anil Naik, a senior faculty from Sir. J. J. School of Art, Mumbai, was invited to do a live-model painting demonstration at Indiaart Gallery, Pune. An experienced artist, who is conversant at handling multiple mediums, decided to use watercolours for this particular painting demo.
This subject was a colourful 'bandsman', who was hired as the artist's model. The colourful uniform of the bandsman, with his musical instrument made for an interesting subject. Using watercolours on a half imperial size paper, Anil gave the 'bandsman' a blackish - blue skin tone, which contrasted starkly with the red uniform, capturing the spontaneity of the subject.
This live - painting demonstration was followed up by a workshop under the guidance of Anil Naik, which needless to say got a good response.