Ganesha is one of the most loved and worshiped deity by Hindus in India and around the world. His cute elephant head makes him easily recognizable! He is always with his "vehicle" a mouse. He is widely revered as the Remover of Obstacles. No Hindu home is without a Ganesha and I have collected about 70 different styled Ganeshas from India and South East Asia, many of them have inspired me to paint.
This is a commission and the buyer wanted Him in a modern contemporary style with minimum details and not so bright colors. I enjoy doing commissions but in a corner of my mind, I have the ambiguity of making the buyer happy. It is challenging to envision some image that someone has in their minds and bring life to that image. Here, I improvised on a reference image given to me. Rajni Dutta, who bought this painting loved Him immensely as He is and was very happy to take Him home :-)
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