A real life picture of this scene was posted as a challenge in our sketching group web-site here. And I was immediately excited to paint it. But when I got ready to attempt it I was lost. It was a night scene with figures. I had never done a night scene before in WC and figures are always scary for me. But somehow it came through in the end and I liked it.
This is a scene of 'Aarti' that happens in Varansi on the bank of Ganga everyday. More on that is here.
22 x 15 inch