This painting has been in the works for many years, inspired by a month of traveling around India long ago. This oarsman on the Ganges River rowed me around at sunrise while I did some watercolor sketching in the boat, dipping my brush in the river for water. The Ganges is a holy river, a source of solace, a final resting place, a beautiful escape, a place of commerce and tourism….many things to many people.
Oil on linen, 30 by 40 inches, © Lisa Egeli
Featured in The Art of Rowing at the Maritime Art Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum, July 2017.