Sundanese Zither Player
Sundanese Zither Player (2012), 55 x 75 cm. This is my first attempt on high-contrast stage scene. The player was lit by a high contrast tungstene lamp, creating some unnatural reddish hue on the skin. I deliberately ‘tone down’ the background, which was actually rather crowded with shiny musical instruments and elaborate stage lamps. The painting is also featured in the International Watercolor Society (IWS) catalogue of 2013.