Mahula Ghosh – About the Medium
Moisture as an indispensable element of the tea gardens has prompted me to use water colours as a medium to capture the subtle nuances and sensitivity of the theme I paint. My training at Santiniketan has helped me cultivate the technique of using this medium on various textures and surfaces like the rice paper, handmade paper, Nepali paper and fabric that form a part of my work. I have also combined the tone and colour of the paints with drawing and stitching to produce a distinctive visual language. My research methodology involves exploring places, maintaining visual records of my travels and field trips and making a systematic study of people, objects as well as landscapes. Back in the studio, I play with the imagery, combining organic and industrial materials like fresh and used tea bags, tea stains and tea liquor along with water colours to give expression to my ideas.