Gallery Cosmos has organised a three day watercolour workshop titled "Experimenting with Soft Reflections" at Cosmos Centre, Malibagh in the city. Veteran watercolourist Biren Shome is conducting the workshop, and materials are provided by Gallery Cosmos. Renowned artist Mustafa Monowar inaugurated the workshop as the chief guest on March 13.
About the workshop, Biren Shome said, "The popularity of watercolours is on the wane. The workshop aims to popularise the watercolour medium among promising painters in Dhaka art circuit. Watercolour is one of the lucid and technique based mediums that superbly articulate nature and landscape. But the medium is very complicated and few watercolour exhibitions are held in the city, and budding artists do not have sufficient knowledge of this medium. This medium can effectively depict nature and seasons of Bangladesh."
Participating artists are Abdul Guffar Babu, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Alptogin Tushar, Anukul Majumder, Azmeer Hossain, Biplob Das, Bishwajit Goswami, Golam Faruque Bebul, Kamaluddin, Kamruzzoha, Mintu Dey, Pran Roy, Rashedul Huda, Ruhul Amin Tarek, Shahneoyaj Cacoly, Shahnoor Mamun, Shamal Bishwash, Shohag Parvez, Shulekha Chaudhury, Sohel Pranon, Sultana Putul and Sourav Chowdhury.
Solitude and tranquillity are two vital components in cerebral watercolourist Shohag Parvez's watercolours at the workshop. The themes of his works are usually in a somber mood. Illumination is a noticeable trait in his watercolours and the artist generally prefers a lucid and puzzling setting. The artist's technique is particularly based on flat wash and use of thin colour.
A number of artists' watercolours are splendid in terms of individual technique and constructing watery effects. Their works depict rural landscape with its rich abundance of colours, silhouette and serenity. Villages and mundane chores have been articulated in a number of participating artists' works.
The workshop will continue till March 15.