This is a very large painting which measures 34 x24 inches unframed. I got in from California earlier this year but had not realised at the time it was so large and then could not afford the cost of the shipping due to the weight of the frame. I had to get the seller to take it out of the frame and then post it, I think he was trying to overcharge me for postage as the cost of the painting was fairly modest.
The photograph shows it in the original frame, I have still got to frame it and will get it done next year. The painting is on board not on paper and it is hard to tell what medium has been used to paint it, not being an artist myself. I have recently been told that Arul might have served in the Indian Army before becoming a professional painter. There are several large paintings by Arul on Ebay from time to time. There is one in Las Vegas in the USA and the seller is asking $15,000 and has been for many months. So far he has not managed to sell it. The size could be the same as mine or it might be slightly larger. The item number on Ebay is currently 3801 3042 5315 (December 2009). A small photo follows below.
The seller describes it as a water colour and gouache, what exactly is gouache can any one tell me? Any way I hope you enjoy these two large paintings.