I’m Sandesh S. Rangnekar learnt art from my father Sadashiv G. Rangnekar who was acclaimed artist. I see art and beauty in every aspect of life and nature. I find the Peepal Leaf medium very different and interesting. This art form is from ancient India and very few artists practice it and hence want to keep this art alive.


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To create the skeleton of a leaf itself takes 30-45 days and that needs lots of patients. Especially I find it challenging to do portraits on leaves. The detailing has to be very accurate to get the likeness of the person. It takes a day to complete one painting.

Doing a painting of Mona Lisa was indeed a very tough task as the size of the leaf is 6-7 inch and to capture her smile and expression was not at all easy. But this gave me the confidence to do portraits.

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Lord Ganesh

Monalisa

Marilyn Monroe

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Arabian Horse

lady with black hat

King of Pop

Big B – Amitabh Bachchan

Old Buddies