India Sketch Book 2014 panels 27,28 by Meera Rao
The last four panels of the sketch book are filled with details from the Jayachamarajendra Art Gallery and Performance center at the Jaganmohan Palace. The performance hall has many beautiful stained glass windows. The beautiful building is unfortunately crumbling and in dire need of renovation and restoration.
India Sketch Book 2014 panels 28,29 by Meera Rao
The arches on the many doors on the hall were also decorated with colorful paintings and sculpted relief.
The circular motif sketch is from the front facade of the building - there were about 10 motifs on each of the pillars and each was different scene. This was the lowest one that I could see clearly :)
India Sketch Book 2014 panel 30 by Meera Rao
I was able to sketch only a couple of the stained glass windows before a 'Yakshagana ' performance started. I did not sketch on the back side of the pages as the sketches had bled through to the other side on a lot of the sketches.
Sketchbook spread out on the floor 110" x3.3"
I tried to take a picture of the sketchbook all spread out little over nine feet long ! This was the best I could do :)