Experienced Watercolor and Caricature Artist
Ranjan Ekanayake is a Sri Lankan artist who had been able to add a spectrum of color to his chosen media. His watercolor drawings which are light in shade comparatively, are visual stories that speak for themselves. Ranjan has worked with the Sri Lankan state-owned advertising company 'Selasine' for more than four decades and now is officially retired but very much active with the brush.
As he explains, most of the work within the advertising field was digital art and always there was the undo button to make changes. However, now that he is working with watercolors, he feels the difference, as there is no undo button, and you have to be focused before you start on a painting. He believes that art and culture play a very important role in life and this connection remains a missing link that needs to be seriously explored.
His watercolor paintings are patches of color and lines that spill out emotion. Ajith is also an expert in drawing caricatures. The caricatures drawn by Ranjan has three key elements and they have a likeness in other words you could identify the subjects without much difficulty, and it has exaggeration in proportion, he is able to capture the essence of the target being drawn. As a result of capturing the elements of likeness and proportionately balancing exaggeration, Ranjan's caricatures are very lively.
Paintings by Ranjan Ekanyake