Acrylic on canvas 24 by 32 inches
On every Friday, this man comes to our door with his bull decorated with bright clothes, beads, laces and bells.Very colorful inspiration to paint. He is a musician, goes from door to door, playing music on his instrument and asks for money. He usually plays local film songs, mostly with off key notes, but I can recognize the song at least. The bull usually looks tired, may be the paraphernalia is too heavy to be carried or may be he is not being fed to full tummy. The bull is called Kole Basava in the local language and is trained to nod his head for an yes or a no! That reminds me of my childhood school days when I was a shy little girl not opening her mouth in the classroom come what may.The teacher when trying to make a comversation with me got only my nods and she used to tell me "dont nod your head like a Kole Basava!"Hope you enjoy my version of Kole Basava!